Drama – Thriller
hours 43 minutes
Rating: 4/5 (Very Good)
is a 2013 family drama-thriller Malayalam film written and directed by Jeethu Jospeh starring Mohanlal and Meena in the lead roles. The film starts with a
tag line that “Visuals can be deceiving” and it actually lives up to it. George
Kutty (wonderfully essayed by Mohanlal) is an orphan and 4th class
dropout who is running a local Cable TV network. He is a big movie buff who
watches movies in a much focused manner and many of his decisions are
influenced by the same. The movie portrays good family moments where George
Kutty tries to be stingy (he has his own justifications for the same) and his
wife Rani (Meena) occasionally demands of shopping, enjoying movie in a theater
and food in a restaurant.
Hassan) and Anu (Esther) together form a beautiful family picture until an
unprecedented event hits them. The audience gets completely absorbed in the
twist of events that begin to unfold from the end of the first half. The second
half is more like a thriller and is about how the family, despite the vengeful
villainy of a corrupt cop Sahadevan (Kalabhavan Shajon), stands its ground even
as the law takes its course. The psychological cat-and-mouse game that ensues
between George Kutty and the lady IPS officer Geetha Prabhakaran (Asha Sarath)
has several moments that thriller buffs will dig into with delight. What is
appreciable however is the adversary’s acceptance of defeat, and the eventual
respect that the two develop for each other. Prabhakaran (Siddique), husband of Geeta Prabhakaran also
plays a vital role who seems to have non-biased approach. The movie doesn’t try
to justify what is right and wrong. It showcases the journey of a head of the
family who protects his family by all means.
Vaasudev was successful in capturing the visual beauty of Rajakkad-Idukki.
Music scored by Anil Johnson and Vinu Thomas was good. The editor’s table was
safe with Ayoob Khan. Overall, the movie Drishyam has been packaged well.