Two different people in two different time periods and milieu, have the same name. Both of them are chasing their own dreams and link up accidentally only in the last 10 minutes of the climax.
The first track involves an alcoholic Goan fisherman David (Vikram) in love with his best friend’s fiancée (Isha Sharvani). He is always drunk and likes to punch women on their face!! His buddy and ‘romantic advisor’ (Tabu) runs a massage parlour and he also gets advise from his father (Saurabh Shukla) who is no more and only he can see!!!!
The second track involves David (Jiiva) a struggling musician and lead guitarist living in a Mumbai chawl with his father (Nasser) a Christian priest and two sisters. This David is unlucky in whatever he does, as he chases his dreams to be a big musician. However fate intervenes leading to turmoil.
The undercurrent of tension in the film is due to clash of religions and growing communal problems in our society. But there are far too many plot holes in the film which makes it sagging.
The film has style and technical finesse. Two cameramen were used for the two tracks. The Goa episode has been shot by Rathnavelu, and visuals of Konkan coast mixed with Alleppey and Kuttanad are stunning. PS Vinod has cranked the Mumbai scenes in a very realistic manner. The music is peppy with visually stunning picturisation.
Vikram as the David has given a very good performance as in most scenes he is in an inebriated condition. Tabu in a cameo as his ‘love advisor’ is neat. But audiences are sure to like the Mumbai episode as it is more realistic and heart-warming. Jiiva is too good while Nasser is the scene stealer.
Bejoy Nambiar’s David is nowhere near his Shaitan, as it is neither gripping nor entertaining. Added to that the lip sync of lead actors makes it jarring and irritating.