If their earlier films were mainly about infidelities and controversial statements, Rajeevnath's David & Goliath is a simple, virtuous story with some morals to learn. But the problem is that it becomes too simple and fails to keep the viewers engaged most of time.
David (Jayasurya) is an orphan, brought up by a priest. He is the epitome of all virtues and as he does in most roles of this kind, Jayasurya repeats his trademark 'Christian style of speaking and mannerisms', which we all have seen several times before.
He is not really educated but is a genius, inventing complex electrical appliances using simple materials. There is a romantic track involving Sharon (Soumya), which takes the story ahead for a while but it all ends quite abruptly.
Now the quintessential Goliath enters in the form of Sunny (Anoop Menon), who becomes some kind of an 'angel investor' here. He is a noble soul, with a loving wife, played by Anumol and a daughter. But as it turns out soon, there is more to him beyond all those public display of affection towards all.
For all those who would like to ponder over the relevance of the title, you have enough time, as there is very little happening throughout the length of the film. The film develops at a leisurely pace and you tend to lose interest in what the makers are trying to narrate, after a while. Then there are all the usual Anoop Menon style dialogues, philosophies and some meek twists to the tale somewhere in between.
Both Jayasurya and Anoop Menon religiously follow their trademark styles. P Balachandran has performed well as the priest but debutante Soumya doesn't make much of an impact.
David & Goliath has been made in a halfhearted way. It rarely excites the viewers but the sad part is that those who made it seem not to bother much about it. Watch this one at your own risk please!
Verdict: Below Average