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Drishyam (2015)

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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.

Director:

Nishikant Kamat

Writers:

Jeethu Joseph (original story), Upendra Sidhaye (adapted by)
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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Ajay Devgn ... Vijay Salgaonkar
Shriya Saran ... Nandini Salgaonkar
Tabu ... Meera Deshmukh
Rajat Kapoor ... Mahesh Deshmukh
Ishita Dutta ... Anju Salgaonkar
Mrunal Jadhav ... Anu Salgaonkar
Prasanna Ketkar ... Sr. PI Shrikant Prabhu
Yogesh Sonam Yogesh Sonam ... Inspector Vinayak Sawant
Prathamesh Parab Prathamesh Parab ... Jose (as Prathmesh Parab)
Rishab Chadha Rishab Chadha ... Sameer Deshmukh (as Rishabh Chaddha)
Ashish Warang Ashish Warang ... New Senior Inspector (as Aashish Warang)
Anil Nagarkar Anil Nagarkar ... Satish Naik
Tarun Shukla Tarun Shukla ... Swami Chinmayanandji
Smita Inamdar Smita Inamdar ... School Principal
Sanjay Bhatia Sanjay Bhatia ... ACP Allwin Rego
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Storyline

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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Country:

India

Language:

Hindi

Release Date:

31 July 2015 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

A Chantagem See more »

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Box Office

Budget:

$9,400,000 (estimated)

Opening Weekend:

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

Opening Weekend USA:

$277,041, 31 July 2015

Gross USA:

$739,478
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Commentator Nandini Ramnath noted how the denial of even slight inspiration by the Japanese novel is parallel to the inside movie storyline as "Jeethu Joseph's achievement lies in lifting an intelligent concept and localising it so effectively that the links (to the Japanese novel) appear tenuous unless closely investigated. "Drishyam' is the perfect crime about a perfect crime, and its director's alibi is almost as airtight as the one Ishigami creates for Yasuko and Misato." See more »

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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 »

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Meera Deshmukh: Cinema.
Meera Deshmukh: That's an important link.
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Produced by: Vishal Bhardwaj
Performed by: Arijit Singh
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Its Shawshank Redemption in bollywood. A masterpiece. The best south remake ever made in bollywood.
31 July 2015 | by Samahire404See all my reviews

DRISHYAM REVIEW- Hell yeah, just watched the Masterpiece, gem of thriller. Wow is the only word is in mouth now for this movie. Heard a remake of national award Malayalam movie is coming in bollywood and i was just waiting like anything for this movie. Trailer didn't offered much but it was promising. Then critics reviews came which took my expectations to sky level. And finally after watching it i must say movie worths it. A rare thriller which was made to look realistic only not as filmy masala content. First half takes time to set platform, sets movie plot then 2nd half blows you away with its masterclass planning and scenes. A simple plot, a common man who is 4th std failed not much educated tries to hide his family's crime from so called educated police officers. But the content and screenplay is so realistic that it makes this simple story a masterpiece. Even a Long runtime of 2 hrs 40 mins looks too tight and glues us to Our seat. Writer has done an extraordinary job, people will not forget this story in lifetime. Kudos to him and screenplay maker . Music wasn't much needed for movie,still 1 song after interval is situational which plays important role to make scene much tight. Entire star cast acted like real incident and really made me feel that its all happening in real in front of me. Ajay devgn the man who is the soul of this movie. His acting is just out of the world. Those intense eyes, innocent expressions, scary scenes and some emotional scenes as if this movie made for his acting only. Surely best performance of the year till date and i don't think someone will give better performance than him in this year at least, he deserves an award for this movie. Tabbu role is exactly half to Ajay according to runtime of movie. She did whatever expected from her role. Other star cast did fab job, each and every actor gave his best for their roles. Director Nishikant Kamat proves his skills and talent metal again here. He never left movie's grip till the end. Even the last ending scene of the movie was watchable and gives goosebumps. Hats off to him. He already had remake in hand which made direction much easier so there was no chance to make movie a crap. Overall a must watch for all. Only kids wont understand it, but other audience like classes, masses, youngsters and even seniors will love it. Go for this one, take 3 hrs from your life and enjoy the rare and the best thriller ever made in bollywood. Don't miss, you cant afford to miss this masterpiece. Here we have got the best movie of 2015. Last line, 'Its like,'Shawshank Redemption in bollywood. 9/10 * stars by me :)


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