Bijoy Nambiar
Story, Screenplay & Direction

Natasha Sahgal

Abhijeet Deshpande

Movie Review

David is an entertaining film. The writers (Bijoy Nambiar, Natasha Sahgal and Abhijeet Deshpande) have aptly roped in three stories and have kept the viewers hooked till the very end. The three stories take place in different time zones and locations while you get ample dozes of comedy, love and thrill. 

Dialogues of all the three stories suit their premise and render the required punch. Director Bijoy Nambiar and dialogue writer Abhijeet Deshpande have earlier worked for Shaitan. Like Shaitan, dialogues of David are also filmy but interesting. Many of the lines will remain in your mind after the film has got over. 

The three stories have three different Davids. First one is set in London of 1975 where David (Neil Nitin Mukesh) is the right hand man of a mafia don. Don’s enemies, in order to kill him, try to destroy David’s faith in his boss. Not only David’s personal life goes for a toss, a few mysteries also unravel and make him go thirsty for don’s blood. 

The second David (Vinay Virmani) lives in Mumbai, 1999, and wants to become a famous guitarist. But there comes a time when he chucks away his dream and decides to avenge an insult on his father. 

The third David, 2010, is an alcoholic (Vikram) and lives in Goa. He is trying to lift himself after a breakup. He falls in love with a deaf and dumb girl. But the girl is engaged to David’s friend. 

It’s not just the name of the main character which is common to all three stories. The mood is also the same, which justifies the amalgamation. All the three characters want to achieve the same goal, which makes them, on an emotional level, one single David. The same thought is reciprocated in a dialogue, as one David tells the other – “Tum Aisa Kar Sake, Kyonki Tum David Ho. Kyonki Sirf David Hi Aisa Kar Sakta Hai.” 

In terms of performances, nobody actually disappoints. Neil Nitin Mukeh has done very few films which can give him an identity. David is surely one of them. South Superstar Vikram is bound to find fresh frontiers in Bollywood after this film. Tabu who is now seen in selected films appears for a brief role and yet her presence charms you. As Roma, Isha Sharvani does not have any dialogues but her beauty keeps you mesmerized for long. Newcomers also make their presence felt. 

With his second film, Bijoy Nambiar has joined the league of directors who dare to experiment and yet don’t lose the pulse of entertainment.

   Suryapal Singh

Suryapal Singh is a FTII trained screenwriter. He is also a lyricist and has written jingles for advertisements. Currently he is working as a promo-writer for Star India.

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