Reviewer's Summary - Good|
Actors: Jeeva, Sandhya, Pakru, Nasser, Malavika
Music: Vijay Antony
Story & Screenplay: Sasi
To jaded fans of Tamil movies, Dishyum a.k.a Dishoom comes across as a pleasant surprise.
The highlight of Dishyum is a solid performance by Sandhya, who plays the eponymous heroine in this movie.
Although a recent comer to filmdom, Sandhya leaves established Kollywood glamor girls, the Trishas, Jyothikas, Nayantaras and Asins, in the dust on the strength of her acting abilities.
Although not a lissome beauty like Aishwarya Rai, Trisha or Asin, the range of Sandhya's expressions leaves the audience amazed that this youngster from Kerala can deliver so much in so little time (Dishyum is only her second movie).
We struggled to rein in our excitement over the performance of this young lady.
Not since Kajol and Vidya Balan emerge on the Bollywood scene have we seen a promising young actress with such natural acting prowess.
Apart from Sandhya's noteworthy performance, Dishyum also stands out for its fairly tight script and decent music.
Dishyum is a love story. Make no mistake - most Tamil film makers are not that innovative. But its attraction is in fine packaging.
Jeeva does a decent job as the film stuntman Baskar in love with painting and sculpture student Sandhya. But Sandhya doesn't reciprocate his love. In fact, she looks upon Baskar as a friend and is taken aback to learn that he's in love with her.
Nasser plays Sandhya's father and a fireman, who dies while putting out a big fire.
Fine music from Vijay Antony adds to the pleasure of Dishyum. Nenjaankoottil Neeyae Nirkiraai, Kitta Neringivaadi, Boomiku and Dailamo Dailamo are some of the memorable songs.
Both Kitta Neringivaadi and Dailamo have been well picturized. We loved the Dailamo dance scene with Jeeva and Sandhya, particularly some of Sandhya's vivid facial expressions.
Comic relief in Dishyum comes via Pakru, the midget actor from Kerala. Pakru plays the role of Amitabh, a child actor in Dishyum, with great elan. It's a pity we haven't seen this talented actor earlier in Tamil or Hindi films.
Although Baskar drones on about the risks that stuntsmen take on behalf of heroes, the stunt scenes in Dishyum are nothing to write home about.
Adding to the strength of Dishyum is the well crafted dialogs from director Sasi. - Copyright SearchIndia.com.