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Drishyam (2015)

Not Rated | | Crime, Drama, Mystery | 31 July 2015 (USA)
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.

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Meera Deshmukh
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Mahesh Deshmukh
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Sr. PI Shrikant Prabhu
Yogesh Sonam ...
Inspector Vinayak Sawant
Prathamesh Parab ...
Jose (as Prathmesh Parab)
Rishabh Chaddha ...
Sameer Deshmukh
Ashish Warang ...
New Senior Inspector (as Aashish Warang)
Anil Nagarkar ...
Satish Naik
Tarun Shukla ...
Swami Chinmayanandji
Smita Inamdar ...
School Principal
Sanjay Bhatia ...
ACP Allwin Rego
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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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31 July 2015 (USA)  »

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$9,400,000 (estimated)

Opening Weekend:

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

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$739,478 (USA)
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Trivia

Ekta Kapoor has acquired the rights of this novel in India. 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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Remake of Drishyam (2013) See more »

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Kya Pataa
Written by: Gulzar
Produced by: Vishal Bhardwaj
Performed by: Arijit Singh
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*uckin' awesome movie. Not your regular Bollywood trash. Strong, realistic n brilliant acting by Mr. Devgan.
31 July 2015 | by (India) – See all my reviews

I thoroughly enjoyed this movie inspite of seeing the Japanese movie not the novel. Ajay was brilliant. He got into the skin of the character. He looked like an ordinary guy. He lost all his muscles. Even the kind of shirts he wore with full sleeves did justice to the role. Tabu acted well too. I think she should settle down as she was looking old. The movie is something very different from your regular Bollywood trash. I have seen many Korean, Japanese, French, Hollywood thrillers. And drishyam was a good drama/ thriller too. I am *uckin' fed up with majority Bollywood stars and movies. Even if the script doesn't require, the hero is showing off abs and dancing skills. Majority of 'em is filled with vulgar item songs which is getting monotonous. People who enjoy thrillers should check out the treatment, confessions of a murder, bereavement and malevolence, marshland, poker night, 13 sins, the secret in their eyes, the shrine, freeway killer, ittefaq (borrowed from signposts to murder ), adam green's spiral and frozen, the keeper of lost causes, cell 211. People who expect item songs, hero bashing goons ala matrix style action, hero showing dancing skills, hero flaunting abs, the same *uckin' monotonous Bollywood obnoxious films should be with care before watching this film.


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