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Drishyam (2015)

Not Rated | | Crime, Drama, Mystery | 31 July 2015 (USA)
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Desperate measures are taken by a man who tries to save his family from the dark side of the law, after they commit an unexpected crime.

Director:

Nishikant Kamat

Writers:

Jeethu Joseph (original story), Upendra Sidhaye (adapted by)
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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Ajay Devgn ... Vijay Salgaonkar
Shriya Saran ... Nandini Salgaonkar
Tabu ... Meera Deshmukh
Rajat Kapoor ... Mahesh Deshmukh
Ishita Dutta ... Anju Salgaonkar
Mrunal Jadhav ... Anu Salgaonkar
Prasanna Ketkar ... Sr. PI Shrikant Prabhu
Yogesh Sonam Yogesh Sonam ... Inspector Vinayak Sawant
Prathamesh Parab ... Jose (as Prathmesh Parab)
Rishab Chadha Rishab Chadha ... Sameer Deshmukh (as Rishabh Chaddha)
Ashish Warang Ashish Warang ... New Senior Inspector (as Aashish Warang)
Anil Nagarkar Anil Nagarkar ... Satish Naik
Tarun Shukla Tarun Shukla ... Swami Chinmayanandji
Smita Inamdar Smita Inamdar ... School Principal
Sanjay Bhatia Sanjay Bhatia ... ACP Allwin Rego
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Storyline

Vijay Salgaonkar runs a cable TV network in a remote and hilly village of Goa. He lives a happy life with his wife Nandini and two daughters. A 4th grade dropout & an orphan, Vijay has worked his way towards success with his sheer hard-work & street smartness in order to provide for his family who mean the world to him. A man of few means & needs; Vijay believes life is to be lived simplistically - his wife, while she loves him devoutly, wants Vijay's thrifty & miserly behavior to end and wants the world for her family. If there's one thing that Vijay cannot live without, it is his passion for watching films. Such is his 'filmy' obsession that he doesn't mind staying up all night at his office binging on TV movies! In a bizarre turn of events; a teenage boy goes missing; he is the son of a headstrong & no-nonsense cop; IG Meera Deshmukh and the Salgaonkar family is the prime suspect! Will a humble & middle class man, be able to protect his family from oppression of the powerful? How ... Written by Dhruvi Dokania

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Remake of a Malayalam movie See more »


Certificate:

Not Rated | See all certifications »

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Details

Country:

India

Language:

Hindi

Release Date:

31 July 2015 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

A Chantagem See more »

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Box Office

Budget:

$9,400,000 (estimated)

Opening Weekend:

$4,500,000 (India), 31 July 2015

Opening Weekend USA:

$277,041, 31 July 2015

Gross USA:

$739,478
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Color

Aspect Ratio:

2.35 : 1
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Trivia

The only reason Ajay Devgan agreed to do the film was because his home production Shivaay got delayed. This gave him 3 free months.Seeing that he was not busy, the producers approached Ajay and promised him the film would be completed in 12 weeks. See more »

Goofs

At the initial murder scene there is a stream of blood that comes out of the head injury to Sam. But when Vijay returns to check the the spot the blood has vanished and floor is clean and concludes that there must have been internal bleeding. See more »

Quotes

Meera Deshmukh: Cinema.
Meera Deshmukh: That's an important link.
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The title is made up of various words related to the elements of the film such as family, mystery, suspect, crime, violence etc. See more »

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Features Jackpot (2013) See more »

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Kya Pataa
Written by: Gulzar
Produced by: Vishal Bhardwaj
Performed by: Arijit Singh
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A Cinematic Masterpiece!!
6 August 2015 | by vishaal811See all my reviews

What are the necessary requirements for making a good movie? I guess strong acting, realistic judgments made by characters, complementary music and tight pacing are essential elements in achieving this. In all these departments, Drishyam stands head and shoulders over every other Bollywood movie that has come out in this year. Even though it is a remake of a Malyalam movie, there is no loss of quality and it delivered emphatically.

The essence of the movie is that due to some unexpected turn of events, a normal middle-class family gets itself involved in the missing case of the son of Senior Police Officers. As they never intended to do anything wrong, they decide to forge a story to dupe the police and save themselves.

Ajay Devgan and Tabu are the two established actors in this movie, and both of them prove their mettle. It is a welcome change for Ajay Devgan as he has made one bad movie after another despite possessing great acting talent. He plays Vijay who runs a cable TV network and leads a modest life that revolves around his family. Tabu, on the other hand plays the IG officer who is the mother of her missing son. She once again proved that she is the finest actress in Bollywood with a menacing, layered performance that will leave people spellbound.

Drishyam is a suspense movie and the director does well to include several trademark techniques that are used in such movies. The slow- zoom, slick editing and the tense background score all add another dimension to the well-written thriller.

The movie explores several elements of Indian life such as the rampant corruption of police officers, unyielding devotion to family, and the longing for revenge. Drishyam is a well-made movie that deserves wide recognition for its achievement in making something that everyone can relate with. All the actions that the characters made were justifiable and any other person in that situation would have done the same. I have not revealed much about the movie in this review because you have to see it to understand the power of this movie.


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