Ajay Devgn, Tabu and Shriya Saran’s ‘Drishyam’, a remake of hit Malayalam film with the same name, is all set to hit theatres this Friday (July 30). Drishyam will be the first big release post Salman Khan’s super hit ‘Bajrangi Bhaijaan’.
The film, a mystery, is set in Goa and has Ajay Devgn playing the role of Vijay Salgaonkar, a family man. The film is likely to get a decent opening though it may not go on to earn Rs 100 or 150 crore at the box office but here are five few reasons why Drishyam could be a must watch for you this weekend.
1. Ajay Devgn and Tabu: The very talented duo makes a comeback on the silver screen after a long hiatus. The two have featured in films like ‘Vijaypath’, ‘Takshak’ (1999) and ‘Haqeeqat’ (1995). Both have been National Award winners. It is interesting to watch Tabu (who plays the role of a police officer) and Ajay in some intense scenes.
2. Ajay Devgn: The actor is making a comeback to serious, intense roles after a long time. Of late Ajay has done action (his last release being epic flop Action Jackson) and comedies like the ‘Golmaal’ series but kept him away from doing serious roles which are his forte. I have been an Ajay Devgn fan ever since I watched him portray the role of shy lawyer Vanraj in Sanjay Leela Bhansali’s ‘Hum Dil De Chuke Sanam’. Ajay masters such roles with ease. ‘Gangaajal’, National Award winning role in ‘Zakhm’ or ‘Raajneeti’ are some of his best performances from the long list of roles he has done in his 24-year-long film career.
3. Tabu: Two-time National Award winner, Tabu is one of the most solid reasons to catch a show of Drishyam. Playing tough, no-nonsense cop Meera in the movie, her performance will be most watched out for. In a few scenes Tabu shows both her tough and soft side with much ease.
4. Gripping plot: Drishyam is not the regular whodunit drama. If you have loved Sherlock, Agatha Christie’s Poirot novels then this movie should also be a must watch on your list. The movie, which was originally made in Malayalam, has already done wonders at the box office. Its Tamil remake Papanasam, starring superstar Kamal Haasan, which released a few weeks ago, was also loved by all.
5. And no it is not a mystery, the culprit is right there in your face from the word go, but the catch here is how will you prove it. Sleek editing, sharp acting and good cinematography will pull you towards Ajay Devgn’s Drishyam.
Keep watching this space for Indian Express review of Drishyam, tomorrow morning.