David is a 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, Monica Dogra and Isha Sharvani. An altered version with the same title David 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.Wikipedia
There's much to appreciate here, but you can't help feeling it could have been so much more.
'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. It points to the presence of craft, sure, but craft which should be paying much more attention to the crucial elements of centrality and coherence. 'David' coasts on a few startlingly sharp scenes and zippy musical interludes, but doesn't add up to the sum of its zanier parts.
In terms of filmmaking, David is an uncompromised experiment and steers clear of comfort zones crediting its viewers' capability to join dots without excessive spoon-feeding, a practice that eludes mainstream Hindi cinema.
David has enough sinew to offset its share of flaws. Strongly recommended.
Yes, the Devil's in the detail. But maybe David needed more 'D' of 'Depth' in the story to make this more 'Delightful'.
David is a sleek, funny movie that sews together interesting stories with excellent performances and darn good music. Don’t give it a miss.
DAVID is more style, less substance. A few moments do stand out, but they are few and far between. Coming from the director of SHAITAN, this one's a mega disappointment!
Don’t give this film a miss. So do grab your ticket at the earliest and treat yourself with something that’s never seen before.