I can count on one finger how many Malayalam movies I had watched in my life, before Drishyam.
Rave reviews in Social media and Ulaga Nayagan Kamal Haasan planning to remake it in Tamil, made me curious to watch the movie.
I had no background about the movie whatsoever, when I started watching it; whether it was a laugh riot or a thriller or a fantasy movie. Nothing. And that helped.
You might come across a lot of movies across languages and borders, which would have certain scenes just like that; for the sake of it, without any real impact on the story or how it progresses. On the contrary, Drishyam doesn’t have a single scene that doesn’t take the story forward. Director Jeethu Joseph deserves a pat on the back for that.
Mohanlal fits the boot of Georgekutty cheta, a middle class cable TV operator, to perfection. Of course, one cannot expect anything less from him. Such a natural.
Meena has done a good job too, other than the scenes where she’s supposed to look terrified.
Jeethu Joseph, the Director is the real winner, actually, which is the reason why the movie is being remade/dubbed into a number of languages.
I’m sure the movie will be as interesting or more, in Tamil, what with the Ulaga Nayagan adding his own flavor to the movie. We saw that with Unnai Pol Oruvan, a remake of Wednesday.
Anyway, glad that I caught hold of a brilliant Malayalam movie. Next in the list – Bangalore Days.
Requesting my Mallu brothers to throw some light on other masterpieces in Malayalam Cinema.