David (Hindi) 2013 Indian Hindi action-thriller film directed by Bejoy Nambiar, starring Vikram, Neil Nitin Mukesh and Vinay Virmani in the titular roles, alongside Tabu, Lara Dutta and Isha Sharvani. An altered version with the same titleDavid featuring a slightly different cast was simultaneously shot in Tamil. The plot revolves around the lives of three different men named David, who are about to take a step which is going to change their lives forever.
Film Rating & Trailer
Bejoy Nambiar has an unique style of story-telling. With ‘David’, he tells you the stories of the three protagonists of the film who share a common name. The times they belong to are different and so are the places they hail from. With action, romance and comedy in somewhat proportional lengths, the director strikes a healthy balance that doesn’t leave you bored.
The three are the protagonists in their own life. Neil David is raised by Ghani, a dreadful and a very powerful gangster who showers him with all his love, something which his biological son is deprived of. For him, the world starts and ends with his father-figure Ghani. But when he faces the bitter truth regarding this man, is left stunned and is in hunt for the truth.
Vinay David in 1999 in Mumbai is a street musician wants to know why only his Christian father was victimized by political group.
Lastly Mukesh David in 2010 in Goa is a drunkard and he wants to marry Roma played by Esha Shervani who is about to marry his friend.
Neil Nitin Mukesh looks incredibly handsome in the film. He has pulled of a stunning performance and this character of his will certainly make producers queue up to him for their next. Raw talent Vinay Virmani is impressive and looks promising as an actor. And Tamil superstar Vikram is fabulous. The ladies in the film, though each of them has meaty roles to play, do hold great significance. Monica Dogra (Noor) not only looks gorgeous but also delivers an incredible performance. Isha Sharvani (Roma) has done a decent job but the lady who steals the show is the very talented Tabu (Frenny).
Bejoy despite his engaging storyline and building a great plot altogether fails to connect the three stories. It just seems the lazy attitude on the script which is really disappointing when you hope after a good start. Mukesh’s part in Goa infact seems totally irrelevant. The climax holds a surprise but as long as you get convinced.
Editor A. Sreekar Prasad’s did an amazing job, the back and forth scenes are nicely kept in their places giving none to tickle his or her head.
The Music in David is beautiful even tough there are lot of songs in the first half you will enjoy them.
Final word: David is not perfect it has it;'s flaws but the director Nambair, is one of those young filmmakers in bollywood, who believes in delivering something 'different' and with his second Hindi movie ‘David’, the talented director only promises to bring forth more such creative works on screen and this is the reason why you shouldn't give this film a miss.