Director: Bejoy Nambiar
Starring: Chiyaan Vikram, Neil Nitin Mukesh, Vinay Virmani
David Review: It is a story of three lives in three generations that at the end cross each other’s path. Bejoy Nambiar has directed this visually appealing and musically soothing movie in an attempt to hit the dart which he failed last time even after the exhibition of some fine artistic prowess in “Shaitan”. At times joking, at times fighting and at times crying, David tries to say the same old story of revenge and love with slightly different recipe.
Neil Nitin Mukesh’s David is a man-of-few-words-David, and may be the best story in all three. This one with its black n white tone sets the gritty mood right away. The actors here have acted their part well and even the story keeps you with it. A crime drama, which has its own set of twists brought to screen beautifully.
Vinay’s David is a wanabe-rockstar-David. This one’s a drama which could have been easily better with the potential the screenplay carried but the unconvincing portrayal by Vinay put it all off since the story fully rests on him. One as an audience will find it difficult to empathize with his character even when this is supposed to be more painful than the other two.
Finally Vikram’s David is the drunkard David who is hated by his neighborhood for his unruly nature. Clearly not Vikram’s best, he still has given something to the role which wasn’t enough. The story tries to be funny with its unconventional screenplay like his dead father (Sourabh Shukla) coming to visit him after taking over a living person’s body, randomly. The screenplay seems dragged and useless in many places.
Coming with the expectations for the director of Shaitan, surely left me disappointed. Shaitan by far beats this one, mostly for its lazy editing and poor acting. In general perspective though this is not half as bad as the usual Bollywood.
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