Drishyam

Apr 12, 2020
Drishyam

Drishyam is a 2015 thriller film it was directed by Nishikant Kamat. The film was jointly produced by Kumar Mangat Pathak, Ajit Andhare and Abhishek Pathak. It stars Ajay Devgn, Tabu, and Shriya Saran, and also features Ishita Dutta and Mrunal Jadhav. The film is a remake of the 2013 Malayalam-language film of the same name.

Drishyam was inspired from a Japanese novel The Devotion of Suspect X & has been adopted into various languages in movies. 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

The film was released on 31 July 2015 and received overwhelming reviews from critics. It grossed ₹93.85 crore in India and a worldwide total of ₹111.05 crore worldwide against a budget of ₹48 crore.

The music for Drishyam was composed by Vishal Bhardwaj and lyrics were written by Gulzar.

Initially it was announced that Saif Ali Khan would take the lead role and reprise the role played by Mohanlal in the 2013 Malayalam predecessor, but after month  it was announced that Ajay Devgn would star in the Hindi remake of the 2013 film Drishyam,

Coming to the story, it is about the family of Vijay Salgaonkar, and his wife, his elder daughter Anju and the younger daughter Anu. Vijay is a 4th fail illiterate as has been emphasized a lot in the movie, who lives a happy and satisfied life. He has his own cable service and he loves, watches, uses the scenes in movies in real life. Life takes a turn when the elder daughter (adopted) encounters a sad incident while on a School Nature Camp.

Sometimes in life we become culprit for no fault of ours and evil intentions of few spoilt rich. It was a mischief by a boy called Sam which came back to haunt the Salgaonkar family. Now, the only aim of Vijay is to protect his family from the police. It was to save themselves from blushes of the incident. But they were up against a tough & scary, Inspector General (IG) Meera Deshmukh who was inclined to find the truth, after all Sam was her son.

The way the planning is done, the confidence with which the family handles tough interrogations, the manner in which it is portrayed, the way the sequences are shown is all just perfect.