Friday, December 20, 2013

Drishyam review: "Jeethu unfolds an enthralling spectacle yet again!!!"

Just a week more for 2014 & we have got a handful of films hitting the screens during this period. Though the array of directors who has lined up for this Xmas is any movie lover's delight, the one that most will be looking forward to will be Jeethu Joseph's "Drishyam, who has been the toast of the industry ever since "Memories" hit the jackpot. With Jeethu collaborating with Lalettan for the first time, the expectations are nigh high. Can Jeethu create magic with the legend???

Georgekutty (Lalettan) is a small time businessman running a cable network in the sleepy village of Rajakkad. Apart from this he is an ardent movie buff & usually takes cues from films to solve his own issues. Flanked by his loving family, they lead their life peacefully until ill fortune comes knocking on their door in the form of Varun (Roshan Basheer), the son of an IPS officer. What subsequently happens is how Georgekutty fiercely guards his family from all the brickbats that gets thrown in their direction. 

Living upto expectations is quite difficult & that is exactly what Jeethu has done with his latest venture. Though the film takes time to take off with a rather slow paced first half, all such doubts are dispelled off with an enthralling latter half which gets better by the minute before culminating in an impressive climax & a superlative closing scene. Ayoob Khan could have done a better job with a tighter first half while Sujith Vassudev's visuals was fine, though Anil Johnson's music was average at best.

Lalettan was fantastic as always & thankfully here he got a good character which he portrayed with absolute conviction and naturality. Kalabhavan Shajon finally got to do something different apart from comedy and he deserves all the applause coming his way. As for the rest of the cast, Meena, Asha Sharath, Ansiba & Esther have all done their roles aptly.

Verdict: The film lives upto expectations & will have the audience thronging to the theatres. With a brilliantly scripted latter half, new releases will find it hard to make a dent in the box office. In short, dont miss it!!!

Rating: 4.5/5



  1. Watched the movie today with family in my native. This movie offers an unforgettable experience. Director's respect for the intelligence and sensibilities of the audience is evident in each frame. Hats off and keep up the good work! This is a huge milestone for both Jeethu and Laletten.

    Finally, I cannot stop appreciating your reviews even if it bores you. You give a good overview of any movie without revealing the full plot. Please maintain this quality. Reading your reviews after watching the movies offers a quick rewind like watching highlights of our favourite games,

    1. Thanks a lot for your kind & encouraging words...anywaz let's hope more such excellent movies comes out...

  2. drishyam is a spectacular movie as you said.well written review too.
    i think this is the best movie of the year so far-

  3. didn't watch indian pranayakadha?