Kannada film "Drishya" directed by P Vasu is receiving overwhelming reviews. "Drishya" which is a remake of Malayalam film "Drishyam" is rated best for its overall presentation.
The film revolves around the life of a common man and his family. Rajendra Ponnapa (Crazy star V. Ravichandran) is leading a happy life with his wife (Navya Nair) and his two children. Being an orphan, he is a self made man and runs a cable business in his village. He is well respected by everyone in his town except for one police constable.
The first half of the film focuses on introducing the characters. The film takes a turn when Rajendra Ponnappa's family falls into a trap and is called to the police station for questioning with regard to a murder case.
Critics have appreciated the director for his ability to remake the film without losing essence of the story. The film is also mentioned as a relief from the usual hero centric films and 'masala' films that are thriving in the industry.
Apart from Ravichandra and Navya Nair, the film has Prabhu and Asha Sarath in the lead roles. The story of the film is by Jeethu Joseph and the dialogues are by M.S. Ramesh. The cinematography of the film is handled by Madhu Neelakandan and the music is composed by Ilayaraaja. The film is produced by E4 Entertainments.
Here is the review round up of "Drishya"
" For those who have and those have not witnessed the magic of Drishyam in Malayalam, Drishya in Kannada,is again a must watch movie.Usually a movie with commercial interest is made for target audience and the fans but movies like DRishya are to be watched for the wonderful experience itself," says Shashiprasad S M of Deccan Chronicle .
" The casting is perfect.Ravichandran looks and plays his part to perfection. But he has not lost the old world charm and still give chocolate heroes a run fortheir money.With Navya Nair providing matching oomph and a mother's vulnerability, there could not have been a better choice.Achyuth Kumar, as a corrupt constable who goes after Rajendra with a vengeance , steals the show.Malayalam actress Asha Sarath and Tamil actor Prabhu come up with impressive performances.Ilyaraja has only two to score music for, but his background score is enough to raise the film's value two notches.Vasu, who claims credit for the screenplay,could have been modest, " says Shyam Prasad S of Bangalore Mirror .
" Nothing has gone wrong in the cast selections and everything just seems to be perfect.Achyut Kumar's acting needs a mention and an award too! He mesmerizes audience with his amazing acting skills especially as a baddie! It's time Ravichandran sheds his lover boy image and does more of such interesting and versatile roles.Nobody could have done the role of Rajendra as picture perfect as Rajendra.Navya has done a commendable job and indeed Drishya is a great come-back for Navya Nair in Sandalwood. Asha Sarath and Tamil actor Prabhu are remarkable and impress the audience in no time, " says Sify .
" Drishya is an entertaining andengrossingthriller that will rank among one of his best films. Director P Vasu brings the Malyalam hit to Kannada before it has been remade inTamil,Telugu and Hindi. There is never a dull moment in this film and each scene is new and shows no trace of the regular kind of entertainment films. The film is one of those rare ones that are intelligent as well as commercially entertaining.After a long time you will find audience applauding after the last scene on the screen," says Chithraloka.com