Reviews for Drishyam

4.2/5
From 5 votes.
Sebastian
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Aspiring Script Writer
Reviews: 6, Level: Buff
Drishyam
What I Liked:
Here comes the masterpiece of Jeethu Joseph who deserves a standing ovation for his improvement in craftsmanship and the novel of storylines he conceives. For this Christmas, this gifted confectioner has made a delicious gateau kneading together some unadulterated ingredients to delight the cine-goers who loves good films. Dhrishyam is a visual treat for all category viewers as its title indicates and it's thought provoking as well.
The story revolves around the life of a family that includes the couple, Georgekutty & Rani and their two daughters. And it describes Georgekutty's hard endeavours to protect his family passing through a perilous situation. Mohanlal plays the role of Georgekutty who runs a cable TV network franchisee where Meena portrays his better half, a unsophisticated housewife.
What makes this thriller outstanding, is the extreme brilliance in scripting its excellent execution. Most part of its 1st half has all the shades of a cliched family drama. Nevertheless the part has its charm and its almost flawless. But to the extreme excitement of a viewer who expect a feel-good family drama, the film takes a gigantic whirl from right before the interval and thereafter it hooks the audience to a complete thriller that offer them an edge-of-the-seat experience till the end-credits start rolling. Its notable that the makers have deliberately hidden the signs and sparks of a thriller from the posters and trailers so that the viewers get a welcome twist and its giant impact becomes a great advantage to the film. No doubt, Jeethu Joseph, the kingmaker has done a great feat by featuring such a 3 hrs long script without a single moment of dragging. After years the audience could feel the charisma of acting and the subtle expressions that have been seen in Mohanlal in a large number of films. I think Meena has got her career best and Asha Sharath has got a meaty role for the first time in big screen. And of course, they have done justice to their roles. The two girls who play the daughters of georgekutty have done their part appreciably. Siddique and the guy who plays his son have done their job well. But still, the surprise package is none other than Kalabhavan Shajon who essays the rude and corrupted Constable Sahadevan. After watching the movie I comprehended why Shajon before the release of the movie that he was likely to be attacked by Lalettan fans who leave the theater watching the movie. It was Jeethu who cleared Shajon's path to throughout comic roles, through MY BOSS. Now he leads the actor to character roles and Shajon has got his teeth into the role.
The film is socially relevant and it shoots off some serious questions to our society and simultaneously to its culture and its hypocrisy. At the early scenes the audience may take Georgekutty as an illiterate who peers at the 'rubbish bin' day and night. but eventually the film becomes a perfect example for the fact that how cinema can influence the common man.
Climax is exciting like all other Jeethu films. Shots are crisp and editing is brilliant. Songs are OK and the BGM by Anil Johnson becomes a catalyst to the movie. .
What Could Be Better:
Nothing to say as a flaw, might find something if dig into which I am not intended to. The director has managed to restrict the adult-jokes in the first half within the frontier.
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Vinu
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Reviews: 3, Level: Rookie
Drishyam
What I Liked:
Now this one's different. Mohanlal is back with a bang and Jeethu Joseph moves from strength to strength. Dhrishyam is sure to stun you. A movie which starts off in a slow paced relaxed mood suddenly shifts gears and takes you to different level for rest of the show. Jeethu Joseph has crafted a near to perfect script which one can easily call as an intelligent one. Eye for detail - Jeethu has nailed this one. Mohanlal carries off his character, Georgekutty with ease, and performs with all the naturality that the character demands. Also to be noted are performances from Shajon and Asha Sharath. The characters played by them stick on to your mind even after you are out of the movie hall. Sit tight guys, this one is going to blow your mind off!.
What Could Be Better:
Seriously! can't think of any!
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Ameen
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Reviews: 8, Level: Buff
Drishyam
What I Liked:
Jethu Joseph’s Drishyam was a complete surprise package, hooking the viewers to a gripping and emotional tale of the struggles of a family. Georgekutty (Mohanlal) runs a cable TV network in his village and leads a content life with his wife, Rani ( Meena) and two daughters. First half of the movie goes on a slow pace dealing with the family life of Georgekutty.. Then an unexpected incident causes his family to be the prime suspect of an investigation. From there onwards, the movie just lifts the viewers to a different plane, sustaining till the end.
The strength of Drishyam was the spotless script by Jeethu. Drishyam will credit Jeethu to become one of the leading directors of Malayalam cinema. The performance of the cast was great. Mohanlal stole the show with his portrayal of Georgekutty. He was living the character and it was an absolute treat to watch. Cinematography - Sujith Vasudev captures the frames perfectly, adding to the movie experience.
This family drama is all about how Georgekutty tries to protect his family from breaking away.. backed with twists n turns and a surprising climax.. Drishyam will be the best movie of 2013.. So don’t miss it
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What Could Be Better:
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