Drishyam Review and Box Office Collection
Ajay Devgan is called the Dark Horse of the Hindi film industry and he proves his flair for acting time and again by giving a superb performance. The latest one in his kitty is “Drishyam”, which is the remake of a Malayalam movie by the same name. The film has Ajay Devgan playing the role of Mohanlal in the original. The others in the star cast include Shriya Saran, Tabu and Rajat Kapoor , while director Nishikant Kamat has held the helm of the movie.
“Drishyam” is a remake of a 2013 Malayalam movie, which was remade in Tamil language too, with Mohanlal and Kamal Hassan playing the lead roles in Malayalam and Tamil versions respectively. The plot of the movie adheres to the original most of the time. Ajay Devgan plays Vijay Salgaocar, who runs a decent cable business in a small town in Goa. The man is an orphan, who has made his life with his hard work and struggle and is doing well, besides doing what he loves. His has a beautiful life (Shriya Saran) and two daughters and life is going on smoothly. Things change suddenly with the disappearance of a teenage boy, who happens to be the son of a police officer Meera Deshmukh (Tabu) and her rich businessman spouse (Rajat Kapoor). An investigation follows and Vijay and his family are harassed by the police as suspects. The film moves through twists and turns as Vijay struggles to protect his family from being cornered for the crime they haven’t committed.
The movie casts a bunch of dependable actors in the main roles, which adds to the strength of the plot, which happens to be the true star of “Drishyam”. Ajay Devgan impresses once again, which is a good comeback after the disasters like “Singham 2” and “Action Jackson”. Shriya Saran has nothing much to do in the movie. Kamlesh Sawant has done a good job in the role of a corrupt sub inspector, who troubles the family, while Rajat Kapoor is good as usual. Tabu is the one who carries the movie on her shoulders, with a brilliant portrayal of a complex character with many shades. She plays a disturbed mother with equal ease as she does a tough cop. The director has mostly depended on the original, which has turned out to be a good thing. The second half of “Drishyam” is particularly racy and gripping. Overall, a good watch which will keep you at the edge of your seats till the end.
Box Office Collection
“Drishyam” released on 31sy July, 2015 on 2365 screens in India. It made a strong opening at the box office, making a collection of Rs 8.05 crore on the opening day, taking the figure up to Rs 9.40 crore on the second day at the domestic box office. The total for the two days added up to Rs 17.45 crore for the first two days. It is poised to make a Rs 30 crore plus collection in the first weekend, which is a healthy figure considering the competition it is facing with “Bahubali” and “Bajrangi Bhaijaan” already ruling the cinemas.