Movie Review: David
Starring: Neil Nitin Mukesh, Chiyaan Vikram, Vinay Virmani, Isha Sharvani, Tabu, Lara Dutta, Milind Soman, Ajinkya Deo
Directed By: Bejoy Nambiar
Review By: Faisal Saif
Ratings: * 1/2
The Audience in India who goes to Cinema-Hall to watch a Film are already confused with their daily routine life. Some of them are confused by their Family, Some of them are confused about leading a Frustrated Routine life, Some are confused because they are 'Not' leading a Routine-Life, Some of them are confused as they don't have enough Bank-Balance, Some of them are confused because they have a 'Huge' Bank-Balance. In short, There could be umpteen number of reasons why a 'Comman-Man' is confused and irritated in this world.
A Film-Maker's job is to make a Film and 'Lure' that Common-Man with a Two Hour's dream which contains Entertainment. As they say, In the Cinema-Hall, You forget your Irritations and Confusions and enter into a different world. A world of Fame, Glam, Action, Comedy, Drama and other Masala for which Bollywood is famous for.
Sadly, Bejoy Nambiar's David doesn't give the Common-Man those mentioned above elements. But it surely confuses the Common-man more!!!
First David (From London- Year 1975) (Neil Nitin Mukesh) is the shadow of Iqbal Ghani a mafia don. Two characters along with Ajinkya Deo (Brilliant performance by Deo) are out to assassinate David and Ghani. These two characters look straight out of an MTV episode. Anyways, the attempt fails and David is trapped. He learns from these two that Ghani killed his Dad.
Second David (From Mumbai- Year 1999) (Vinay Virmani) is a Guitarist and visits Lara Dutta to teach her son singing and has dreams of making it big as a musician. He does get a trip to the US by a Composer but it is brutally interrupted by a politician Malti Tai (Rohini Hattangady - Again, A wonderful performance) who comes over to his residence with a crowd to blacken the face of his dad Father Noel (Nasser). His dad is a priest (A Priest with two daughters and one son??!!??) He is often called Pastor?? (Did you make a small research Mr.Bejoy Nambiar??).
Third David (From Goa- Year 2010) (Chiyaan Vikram) is a drunkard. He punches women puts on a Santa mask (Nicknamed 'Satku' Santa) and bashes up brides and grooms. It appears his wife left him at the altar on the day of his marriage and his mother is after him to settle down. He keeps meeting the ghost of his father (Saurabh Shukla) and visits Tabu at her massage parlour. In between. He falls in love with a deaf and mute Roma (Isha Sharvani) who is engaged to marry his best friend, Peter.
Here are three confusing 50 Minuter short-films that are concluded into one 'Confused' Feature Film (According to me) and titled 'David'.
Neil Nitin Mukesh, Chiyaan Vikram, Vinay Virmani, Tabu, Saurabh Shukla, Ajinkya Deo, Milind Soman, Rohini Hattangady and now a 'Bulky' Lara Dutta, All gives an Amazing performances. But let me remind you, You have 'Not' entered an Auditorium where a 'Stage-Play' is performed. You have entered a Cinema-Hall to watch a film. It means every Mind-Blowing performances of Actors fall flat on the face of a Confused-Scripted film.
The cinematography and visuals are Stunning and Extra-Ordinary. But let me again remind you, You are not here (In Cinema-Hall) to watch a Photography Exhibition. You have spend your hard-earned money to watch a Film friends!!!
David is Confusing. To avoid more confusions, Kindly skip this one.