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Drishyam (2013)

Not Rated | | Crime, Drama, Thriller | 19 December 2013 (India)
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A man goes to extreme lengths to save his family from punishment after the family commits an accidental crime.

Director:

Jeethu Joseph
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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Mohanlal ... George Kutty
Meena ... Rani
Asha Sharath ... IG Geetha Prabhakar
Ansiba ... Anju
Esther Anil ... Anu (as Esther)
Baiju V.K. ... Soman
Kalabhavan Shajohn ... Constable Sahadevan
Siddique ... Prabhakar
Roshan Basheer ... Varun Prabhakar (as Roshan Pundayoli Basheer)
Neeraj Madhav ... Monichan
Pradeep Chandran ... New Sub Inspector
Kalabhavan Haneef ... Cinema Projector Operator
Irshad ... Suresh
Koottickal Jayachandran ... Murali
Kunchan ... Madhavan
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Storyline

Georgekutty (Mohanlal) is a cable TV network owner in a remote and hilly village in Kerala. He lives a happy life with his wife and 2 girls. The first half revolves around the depiction of their happy family. Anju (Ansiba), Georgekutty's daughter goes to a school trip in between the proceedings. After a few days a guy who had been at the school trip with her meets Anju. He blackmails her with a video of her that he had captured during the school trip. In the course of events he is accidentally killed by Rani (Meena) and Anju. Georgekutty on returning home is appraised of the events and thus begins a cat and mouse game as the murdered person is the son of IG Geeta Prabhakar (Asha Sharath) and Prabhakar (Siddique). How the family weathers the storm that ensues during the murder investigation forms the rest of the story leading to a deeply satisfying and unexpected climax. Written by Athul

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Family is Everything for a Common Man See more »

Genres:

Crime | Drama | Thriller

Certificate:

Not Rated | See all certifications »

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Trivia

Drishyam completed 100 days run in Tamil Nadu, Mumbai, Bangalore, UAE etc, other than Kerala. Drishyam also became the first Indian film to complete 100 days in the UAE. See more »

Goofs

The Movie Nadodi Mannan Was Released In October 18 But They Saw The Movie In August 4. See more »

Connections

Remade as Drishyam (2015) See more »

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Surely deserves a place in the IMDb Top 250
3 January 2014 | by athulbijuSee all my reviews

The trailer did not prepare me for what lay in store at the theater. I was expecting a Sathyan Anthikad melodrama, even though many people had vouched for the movie's excellence. The first half panned out in a very formulaic way, with a happy family and a song added to make the proceedings look increasingly ordinary. The second half is what would take your breath away. For the first time in my life, I saw people standing up and give a standing ovation when the movie ended and mind you I was among the people who were applauding. The standout performers were Asha Sharath and Kalabhavan Shajohn, with Mohanlal recreating some of his old magic which I had not seen since the dawn of the millennium. Baby Esther also gives a fine performance and do not forget to look out for Anthony Perumbavoor who provides a comic touch to the proceedings. Overall a fine movie which shows that Jeethu Joseph's movies will be wanted by all top actors in Malayalam henceforth.


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Country:

India

Language:

Malayalam | English

Release Date:

19 December 2013 (India) See more »

Also Known As:

Drishyam See more »

Filming Locations:

Rajakkad, Idukki, Kerala, India See more »

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Box Office

Budget:

INR35,000,000 (estimated)

Cumulative Worldwide Gross:

$13,076,265
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Aashirvad Cinemas See more »
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Color
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