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Drishyam (2013)

Not Rated | | Crime, Drama, Thriller | 19 December 2013 (India)
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A man goes to extreme lengths to save his family from punishment after the family commits an accidental crime.

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Jeethu Joseph

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Jeethu Joseph
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Cast

Credited cast:
Mohanlal ... George Kutty
Meena ... Rani
Ansiba ... Anju
Esther ... Anu
Kalabhavan Shajohn ... Sahadevan
Asha Sharath ... IG Geetha Prabhakar
Siddique ... Prabhakar
Rest of cast listed alphabetically:
Roshan Basheer ... Varun Prabhakar (as Roshan Pundayoli Basheer)
Pradeep Chandran ... New Sub Inspector
Kalabhavan Haneef ... Cinema Projector Operator
Irshad ... Suresh
Koottickal Jayachandran ... Murali
Kunchan ... Madhavan
Neeraj Madhav ... Monichan
Aneesh Menon ... Rajesh
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Georgekutty (Mohanlal) is a cable TV network owner in a remote and hilly village in Kerala. He lives a happy life with his wife and 2 girls. The first half revolves around the depiction of their happy family. Anju (Ansiba), Georgekutty's daughter goes to a school trip in between the proceedings. After a few days a guy who had been at the school trip with her meets Anju. He blackmails her with a video of her that he had captured during the school trip. In the course of events he is accidentally killed by Rani (Meena) and Anju. Georgekutty on returning home is appraised of the events and thus begins a cat and mouse game as the murdered person is the son of IG Geeta Prabhakar (Asha Sharath) and Prabhakar (Siddique). How the family weathers the storm that ensues during the murder investigation forms the rest of the story leading to a deeply satisfying and unexpected climax. Written by Athul

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Genres:

Crime | Drama | Thriller

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Country:

India

Language:

Malayalam | English

Release Date:

19 December 2013 (India) See more »

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Filming Locations:

Rajakkad, Idukki, Kerala, India See more »

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Box Office

Budget:

INR 40,000,000 (estimated)

Gross USA:

$176,000

Cumulative Worldwide Gross:

INR 750,000,000
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Ashirwad Cinemas See more »
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One of most powerful movies ever
22 January 2015 | by paulsmithson-192-243826See all my reviews

This is a true tour-de-force that has you gripped to your seat.

It starts of gently, but don't let that lull you into a false sense of security that nothing much is going to happen - it is! And when it does, the tension doesn't let up.

When I saw it the IMDb rating at the time was 8.9, which is very high. All I can say is that it is that high for a very good reason.

Not only is it one of the best thrillers I have ever seen, but the cinematography is stunning. It captures the beauty of the location in such rich tones it is worth watching a second time just to admire the thought has gone into this. But it isn't just the large panoramic shots that are terrific, it is also the smaller sets such as the hotel where George goes for tea, and I don't know whether the director intended the contrast between the cold and clinical chief of police's house and the warmer tones of George's family home, but if they did then that was genius.

If your heart is not racing by the end of the film you're not alive. Awesome!!!


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