David (Hindi, Tamil) - External Reviews

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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39 reviewers have given David an average rating of 2.6/5.0 (?)

11 yays
10 nays
18 so-so

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Thumbs down by Anna Vetticad, annavetticadgoes2themovies ...The film’s problems begin right at the beginning with the tiresome inter-weaving of 3 tales and the constant, confusing back-and-forth between 3 decades. ... full review

So-So by Bobby Sing, Bobby Talks Cinema.com ...Monica Dogra and Isha as the love interests make an impact along with Rohini Hattangadi as the politician and Nasser as the targeted Father spreading Christianity.... full review

Thumbs down by Taran Adarsh, Bollywood Hungama ...DAVID appeals in bits and spurts, although the film begins on a promising note.... full review

So-So by Renuka Vembu, Bollywood Life ...At almost three hours, Bejoy tries to serve a plate which is full, but just not delicious. We didn’t savour this experience.... full review

Thumbs up by Malvika Rao, BookmyShow ...Stylistically treated action & emotionally rich. Nambiar scores another winner!... full review

Thumbs up by Charu A Mahesh, Buzz in Town ...eil Nitin Mukesh who plays a man of few words wins your heart with his power packed performance.... full review

So-So by Deepa Gahlot, cinemaah ...Good performances all round, but no surprises.... full review

Thumbs down Daily Bhaskar ...To give credit to the script’s narration thereafter still, the filmmakers managed to rope in quite an ensemble cast with some well-known names agreeing to do really odd, short walk-on parts: Sarika for a song, Milind Soman to stare, Nikhil Chinappa to fight, Lara Dutta to play the guitar....... full review

Thumbs up by Nikhil Arora, Desi Martini ...For me, this film is all about the climax. If the film had ended any other way, I would have probably disliked the film in its entirety.... full review

So-So by Smita, Desi Martini ...His combination of music and scene is completely strange and unexpected and yet always feels fantastically right.... full review

Thumbs up by Subhash K Jha (IANS), DNA ...the characters seem to inhabit places where their mind, heart and body are intrinsically at home.... full review

Thumbs down by Deepa Deosthalee, Film Impressions ...Monica Dogra who can’t act but looks very pretty... full review

So-So by Vivek Bhatia, Filmfare ...David suffers due to a hackneyed screenplay which lacks sub-text which is most important in stories like these. ... full review

So-So by Ravina Rawal, FirstPost ...But something comes in the way of it being a riveting, emotionally engaging, gritty masterpiece—something we were hoping we could safely call Nambiar’s signature style after Shaitaan. ... full review

Thumbs down Free Press Journal ...There exists a certain engaging tension but it’s not fraught with suspense or intrigue. The surprises also raise more questions than answer the riddles in the script. ... full review

So-So by Ravi Kandala, fullhyd.com ...The music of the film is good, and the background score is even better... full review

Thumbs down by Martin D'Souza, Glamsham.com ...what was the need of three Davids when the London sector was red hot? I mean, if Nambiar had concentrated on just Neil Nitin Mukesh, he would have definitely gotten somewhere with this film. ... full review

Thumbs up by Divya Solgama, Gomolo.in ... Milind Soman might remind you of Kiran Kumar from Angaar. Ajinkya Dave, Nikhil Chinappa, Sarika does good special appearance... full review

So-So by Rajeev Masand, IBN Live ...David makes a subtle but well-taken point about the building communal and religious tension of its times, and leaves you pondering your stand on morality and redemption... full review

So-So by Swati Deogire, In.com ...‘David’ is best enjoyed as three short films, because it never quite comes together as one.... full review

So-So by Vivek, India Entertainment ...At best, the film is an orgasmic explosion of passionately detailed cinematography by R. Rathnavelu, Sanu John Varughese and P.S. Vinod. ... full review

Thumbs down by Vinayak Chakravorty, india today ...Worse, Bejoy reveals no intention at sustaining interest and the actors overall are at best mediocre.... full review

Thumbs down by Shubhra Gupta, indian express ...'David' speaks of a new kind of Bollywood which doesn't want to be slavish to stars or formulae. But it also speaks of a filmmaking which isn't quite as accomplished as it would like to be, or should be.... full review

So-So by Joginder Tuteja, Indicine ...a jerky narrative that doesn’t manage to hold this 150 minutes long film consistently is what pulls it back.... full review

Thumbs up by Roshni Devi, koimoi ...Another flooring performance is by Vinay Virmani. He’s so adorable and vulnerable that your heart goes out for him... full review

Thumbs down by Sanjukta Sharma, Live Mint ...Vikram and Tabu, actors of great calibre, seem wasted.... full review

So-So by Janhavi Samant, MiD DAY ...Prima facie, all stories seem interesting but apart from parts of the London track, none of them are even remotely engaging... full review

Thumbs up Movie Talkies ... Bejoy Nambiar's 'triple treat' is definitely worth a watch... full review

Thumbs up by Aakash Barvalia, MoviezADDA ...Both the halves are equally entertaining and engaging enough to hold down the viewers throughout the film. ... full review

So-So Mumbai Mirror ...Still, David is infused with energy and where it lacks in substance, it makes up in style and original thought.... full review

Thumbs up by Saibal Chatterjee, NDTV ...With a run time of 155 minutes, David tends to be a tad flabby at times. In other words, its pace is anything but consistent. ... full review

So-So by Mansha Rastogi, Now Running.com ...Once again Bejoy stupendously blends the many songs from the album into the film to give an elevated cinematic experience. ... full review

So-So by Sukanya Verma, Rediff ...This bouncing back and forth between characters and scenarios is always a risky deal and tests an individual’s capacity to refocus and reconnect. ... full review

So-So by Narendra Gupta, Star Blockbuster ...The experimentation with the concept and its execution in terms of cinematography and styling gets the thumbs-up!... full review

So-So by Swati Rohatgi, STARDUST ...Vikram’s infectious smile and Bejoy Nambiar’s cinematic expertise in capturing the backdrop of Goa bring life to his plot and make in endearingly engaging for the audience.... full review

Thumbs up by Subha J Rao, The Hindu ...This is one film where all the actors have given their best — Nasser, Tabu, Rohini Hattangadi and John Vijay.... full review

So-So by Madhureeta Mukherjee, Times of India ...Yes, the Devil's in the detail. But maybe David needed more 'D' of 'Depth' in the story to make this more 'Delightful'.... full review

Thumbs down by The ThirdMan, Upper Stall ...Technically, again the London saga is treated with more care and stands out even from the camera point of view, which one has to say is not bad in the other two segments also, the music, good enough for a standalone sound-track,... full review

Thumbs up by Gayatri Sankar, ZEENEWS.COM ...Raw talent Vinay Virmani is impressive and looks promising as an actor. ... full review