Director: Bejoy Nambiar
Behind the screens
Chiyan Vikram has been struggling hard for quite some time to score some sensational hits after ‘Aparichitudu’. However he is unable to do so in spite of putting in some versatile performances and experiments like ‘Naanna’. This time he is trying his luck with ‘David’ in which he is sharing screen presence with Jiiva and Neil Nithin Mukesh. Let us see what ‘David’ has got in.
Movie lovers should follow the unconventional plot or else they will get confused. The story revolves around three Davids living in different periods. While one David (Neil Nithin Mukesh) belongs to London in during 1975, the second David (Vinay Virmani) hails from Mumbai during 1999. Finally the other David (Vikram) who lives in Goa during the year 2010.
While David in London works for Iqbal Ghani, a Mafia don dreaded for his deeds. He is the right handman tipped to be the next don. Mumbai based ‘David’ is a musician coming from a pious Christian family. While the David from Goa is a fisherman who fall in love with Roma (Isha Sharvani) who is however engaged to his best buddy Peter. Lives of London David and Mumbai David shakes suddenly when Mafia Don comes to know some dark secrets, while the other gets into a political tangle.
One should find out what steps three Davids take which changes their lives forever.
Vikram captivated all with his performance. He proved once again that he is the most talented actor. Neil Nithin Mukesh gave excellent performance with superb body language. Vinay Virmani showed he is making rapid strides with his acts. Other casts Tabu, Isha Sharwani and Lara Dutta appeared in small roles. Akarh Khurana, Rohini Hattangadi, Nasser, Milind Soman, Neil Bhoopalam, Nishan Nanaiah, Ajinkya Deo, Satish Kaushik, Prahlad Kakkar and Sheetal Menon did their part to perfection.
Bejoy Nambiar of ‘Shaitan’ fame seems to have been smitten by the story which looks impressive on paper. However since there is no connection between three main characters, interest in the film is lost. Slow pace of the movie is the other drawback. Vikram’s character is not chalked out perfectly and there is lot of boredom in it. Many feel he got carried away by the style rather than substance. Screenplay played spoil sport with the film.
Production values are good. Cinematography is of top class while music especially mast kalandar version catches the attention of all. Remo Fernandez scores are beautiful.
David disappoints all with no depth in storyline.
Jiiva, Lara Dutta, Neil Nithin Mukesh, Tabu, Vikram,
Screenplay: Bejoy Nambiar
Story: Bejoy Nambiar
Anirudh Ravichander, Modern Mafia, Prashant Pillai, Remo
Background score: Prashant Pillai
Production: Reliance Entertainment