Starring: Venkatesh, Meena, Nadhiya, Naresh
Director: Sripriya Rajkumar
Producer: Suresh Babu, Rajkumar Sethupathi
Banner: Suresh Productions, Raj Kumar theaters
Drishyam is the biggest hit in Malayalam cinema history and everyone has been going gaga over it since its release. It is termed as one of the finest movies made in the history of Indian cinema. No wonder it is being remade in every Indian language now. Venkatesh, who has been finding it tough to find the right script since a very long time, has finally found a winner here. Drushyam will be remembered as one of his best movies.
Rambabu( Venkatesh) is a middle-class man running a cable network in Rajavaram village near Vizianagaram. He enjoys his family life with wife Jyothi (Meena) and two daughters Anju, Anu. Tragedy strikes the family when Varun, son of Inspector General of Police (Nadhiya) harasses Anju with a video clip. Meanwhile, Varun gets disappeared and the local police and the IG suspects Rambabu family as culprits. What happens to Varun? What does Rambabu do to save his family forms the rest.
Venkatesh has taken up non-commercial film breaking his star image and opting for a deglam look. As expected he has done a commendable job by carrying off the role with ease. He impresses in emotional scenes and justifies the confrontation scenes.
Meena is apt for the role and she supports Venkatesh well. The two kids have done very good job. Nadhiya gets a prominent role and she is exceptional, Naresh, Sameer, Ravi Kale, Parachuri Venkateswara Rao, Sapthagiri have done decent job.
Cinematography by S.Gopal Reddy is neat and background score is impressive. Story is unique for the Telugu audiences while the screenplay is gripping leaving aside early 15 minutes. Sri Priya direction is good and handles the film cleverly. Dialogues are neat and editing by Marthand K Venkatesh is perfect. Production values are standard.
Drushyam story (a murder mystery suspecting a honest middle class family) is unique to Telugu audiences and the film is the right mix of family entertainment and thrilling elements. The writers and the cast especially Venkatesh has taken the film to another level.
Drushyam remains a faithful remake to Malayalam version and director Sri Priya has made only few changes. The film has strong family emotions which will connect well with the audiences. The suspense element is maintained throughout and if you haven’t watched the original version, you’ll sure like the thrilling elements.
On the flipside, the film takes its time to get into the story and initial scenes of Venkatesh, Meena romance looks forced while Venky-Sapthagiri scenes doesn’t work much in the first half. Nevertheless, Drushyam makes the audiences glued to the screens with its peak second half and impressive climax.
Drushyam – Emotional Yet Thrilling!!!