Drishyam ends up as remake loyal to the original but could not derive the same respect due to narration glitches. A little more effort could have took it to a 'classic' range and now it ended up as just watchable film.
Drishyam is the story of a normal cable operator Rambabu( Venkatesh) in Rajavaram village and his family consisting of wife Jyothi (Meena) and daughters, Anju (Kruthika Jayakumar) and Anu (Baby Ester). He leads a normal happy life without any hassles but all the happiness in their life vanishes due to an incident. What is the incident and how Rambabu overcomes it and saves his family is what the film is about.
It is a 'Kalisundham Raa', 'Raaja' type of film for Venkatesh which he mastered several years ago. He just continued the good work in these kind of roles. His character carried the dignity of a commoner as well as fondness of a family man. Needless to say he is the major highlight of the film.
Yesteryear actress Meena makes a comeback with this film. She does not have enough to perform in the character but her chemistry with Venkatesh is awesome. Kruthika and Ester who played their daughters have performed really well. Ravi Kale is excellent in the treacherous role. Nadiya is awesome in the cop role. Rest of the characters have done their part.
Sripriya just passes off with average marks in the film. She did not experiment anything with the remake and strictly adhered to the original. However there are several narration glitches if corrected the movie would have been a classic like the original.
There are couple of songs in the film which are decent. Sharath has done good job with the rerecording work which is very important for such films. Cinematography (S.Gopal Reddy) and Editing (Marthand K Venkatesh) did not suit the level of seniority they have. Production Values are average.
Finally, Drishyam ends up as remake loyal to the original but could not derive the same respect due to narration glitches. A little more effort could have took it to a 'classic' range and now it ended up as just watchable film.
3 out of 5 (Good)
WHAT THE RATINGS MEAN:
0.0 - 1.4 : Poor
1.5 - 1.7: Poor, A Few Good Parts
1.8 - 2.3: Okay
2.4 - 2.9: Fairly Good
3.0 - 3.4: Good
3.5 - 5.0: Very Good