David (Hindi, Tamil) - Preview

wogma rating: Watch when on TV (?)
quick review:

David is a slick and classy struggle between right and wrong. If only all three stories had enough meat to make for a 2+ hour film. Only 1.5 of the 3 do.



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Even though I didn't particularly like Bijoy Nambiar's debut Shaitan, I am looking forward to his next one, David. With Shaitaan I got this distinct feeling that he wanted to put in everything he had ever wanted to put in his films in terms of style and coolness. I hope he has gotten over it.

Anyway, it will be a treat to watch Tabu on big screen again. Other than wanting to see her give a performance I can be in awe of, I'd like to wipe out memories of her participating in a project called Toh Baat Pakki.

Other than that, I'm looking forward to an engaging story that will join the dots between three men separated by decades, the superficial connection being that they are namesakes. The trailer is exciting with the various themes it seems to touch upon.

Not to mention the music has been getting good reviews from all over. So, keeping in mind my take on Shaitan, I should be able to manage a plain slate while walking into David.

Music Reviews:
Milliblog - "But where it loses out lyrically, it makes up in audacity and sheer diversity, delivering a vibrant pastiche!"
Music Aloud - "8/10"
Bollywood Hungama - "3.5/5"
Bollyspice - "4.5/5"
koimoi - "4.5/5"
IBN Live - "3.5/5"
Firstpost - "Not the usual Bollywood song-and-dance"
MTV - "Out of Control: This song makes you believe in the future of Hinglish; think about it, if you have Hinglish lyrics with the classical voice of Preeti Pillai to sing the chorus. "