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Drishyam (2013)

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

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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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Drishyam became the highest grossing Malayalam movie ever surpassing Twenty20 before Pulimurugan break the records. See more »

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During the final interrogation scene, Sahadevan is seen kicking Georgekutty, leaving a boot mark on his shirt. This mark disappears in the next shot. See more »

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Remade as Papanasam (2015) See more »

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Visuals Can be deceiving
7 January 2014 | by (Hard Pond Street) – See all my reviews

And here we go. Finally got chance to watch the much appreciated movie of the year "Drishyam". I was literally dying to watch ever since I started to see overwhelming response from the people all around the world. Now "Drishyam" is completely a director's movie. Thank god for giving me a chance to watch it in theater. Years later when our next generation asks us about this movie we can proudly say, we were alive when it released and watched it on big screen. It was one of the finest cinematic experience for me in recent years. Really relished each and every moment of this seat edge thriller.

As I said before "Drishyam" is completely a Director's movie. Jeethu Joseph indeed stole the show with some staggering efforts. He had tremendous control over the script and it never slipped away from his hands. Thank you for giving back the old endearing Lalettan. It was really a mesmerizing to see some enchanting naughty expressions on his face after a long time(Will get back to his performance later on). I have no other words to describe Jeethu's masterful effort. Awesome. Magical script and spot on direction is what the pivotal thing of this movie. You really nailed 2013 with two outstanding movies of the year. First half was just watchable for me but as the movie progressed i understood that, that was the only way they could build up this story. What can I say about climax. Damn!!!! Phenomenal by all means. full credits to jeethu. Bowing my heads down man!!! Coming to the cinematography Sujith Vasudev Kudos mate!!! u have done a fabulous job expecting more fantabaulous frames from u guys in future. Songs were pretty ordinary. In fact I could not give much attention to the songs since i was so eager to know what would happen in the climax. Casting was so unerring(Forget all the fuss happened regarding the casting). Editing was fine and dint feel any lag at any point of time. Lalettan looked so cool with his outfit. Love to see him in more movies like this.

Now, Coming to the Big name of the movie "Lalettan". Uff!! what to say. Gotta see that vintage Lalettan on screen in many frames. Some naughty expressions really stole my heart. Thanku jeethu for giving lalettan this opportunity for his aristocratic return to the buzz world Meena was perfect as his better half. Arguably the best movie of this pair. Kids were so awesome. Ansiba hassan did a fine performance. But "Esther" did overshadow Ansiba in many scenes. She definitely has a good future. Forget the lead role and everything, Oh yeah!! Kalabhavan shajon!!! "MIND BLOWING" effort from him. This could be the turning point for the actor in him. I seriously could smell the talent in him when I watched Ladies and Jentlemen. But this was totally an emphatic performance. Best of shajon till date. Hope he will get such omnipotent roles in the future as well. Asha Sarath. could live up to my expectations and she could come out of that disastrous "Kumkumapoovu. Siddque dint have much to do still could evoke my emotions at times. Supporting crew did neat job and none gave us a boring experience.

In short "Drishyam" is going to be the Reference point for those who worked behind and before the camera. "Drishyam" is for those people who missed "Manichithrathazhu" or Devadoodan" kind of movies in theater. In the end I was really happy to see the crowd response everyone in the theater stood up and gave a big round of applause. The least we could give for this team. Expecting such supercilious quality movies from this team in future. Hope they wont disappoint us.


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