Story: A good tale gone bad, the film is a concoction of three stories and each one has one David. In 1975 lives one David (neil) who works as a henchman for a notorious mafia don and the time comes when he is about to take over but a change occurs turning his future. In 1999 another David (vinay virmani) hails from a family of pious Christians and he loves music. His life is peaceful when a political issue gets his entire family into trouble. In 2010 comes one more David (vikram) a fisherman who falls in love with Roma (isha) but the problem is she is engaged to his best friend Peter. What happens in each tale forms the rest of the story.
Presentation: The director has come up with a very interesting storyline and while the presentation was rich, the narrative was good in parts. The dialogues were alright. The script was average and the screenplay lost track after a while. The background score was good and two songs were good to hear. Cinematography was fantastic. Editing should have been sharp. Costumes were trendy and appealing while the art department was apt. Neil is a revelation with his performance. Vikram was fabulous, Vinay was natural and scored points. Tabu was impressive as usual, Lara was brief, Rohini Hattangadi was neat, Nasser was natural. The others did their bit as required and added value.
Conclusion: The film is a bilingual and the expectations were high because of the unconventional setup of the whole thing. There are a total of three layers of stories with three protagonists. All the three stories were good but what hampered the film was the pace and the confusing screenplay due to back and forth changes. The first half was spent on layering of the plots and the second half was on connecting the dots. Overall, this is a film which could have been a lot better had the sequences been proper. At the box office, the film might be finding it hard to reach a super hit zone.
Bharatstudent verdict: Well knit tale but improper handling and weak pace