David (2013)

 ●  Telugu ● 2 hrs 10 mins

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The story is about two Davids. David (Vikram) is a 30 year old fisherman living in Goa. David who is a carefree drunkard getting involved in pub fights and other unwanted activities falls for his friends deaf and mute fiancé Roma (Isha Sharvani). Meanwhile, the other David (Jiiva), is a 19 year old guitarist living in Mumbai. He hates his dad Father Noel (Nassar) for his philanthropist attitude. Meanwhile, an MLA attacks his dad and beats him up mercilessly with a group of people accusing that Noel is trying to convert everyone into Christianity. David learns that it was for the purpose of cheap publicity and he goes on trying to reach her. The two Davids are about to take a decision which will change their lives forever.
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Did you know? Bejoy Nambiar planned an innovative strategy to release the first look of the film on sites such as Twitter and YouTube. The trailer of both versions were received very positively all over. Read More
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as David
as David/Kirukku Santa
Special Appearance
as Roma
as Ranade Bhai
as Gayathri
as Father Noel
Supporting Actor
as Peter
Supporting Actor
as Malathi Tai
as David's (Fisherman) Father
as Sharma
Supporting Actor
as Susannah
as Alice
Supporting Actor
as Frenny




Screenplay Writer
Story Writer
Dialogue Writer

Camera and Electrical

Director of Photography
Digital Imaging Technician


Production Designer


Casting Director



Costume and Wardrobe

Costume Designer



Visual Effects

Visual Effects Supervisor
Digital Compositor
Film Type:
Colour Info:
Red Epic
Frame Rate:
24 fps
Aspect Ratio:
2.39:1 (Scope)
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Movie Connection(s):
Dubbed from: David (Hindi)
Factual Mistake
The Ghani family is shown to be belonging to the Shi'ite stream of Islam. When the scion of the Ghani clan, Jahanzeb, is getting married to Noor, the Imam is reciting Su'rah Fateha. When the recital concludes, all the people present say "Ameen" in unison. However, in the Shi'ite stream, the conclusion of Su'rah Fateha elicits the response of "Alhamdulillahi Rab-il-Aalaameen" and not "Ameen".
The Tamil version would simultaneously show tracks of two people named "David" with Vikram’s storytaking place in Goa, while Jiiva's portion happens in Mumbai. A third story, featuring Neil Nitin Mukesh that was shot for the Hindi version, was planned to be retained for the Tamil version as well, but was eventually scrapped.

Sanjeev Lamba of Reliance, the film's producer, then noted that the film had undergone changes and would be made a bilingual in Tamil and Hindi, with a third dubbed version in Telugu. In January 2012, the producers signed Tabu and Isha Sharvani to play lead female roles in the film, with reports that Isha would be paired opposite Vikram.

In April 2012, Jiiva confirmed that he joined the film to appear as the second protagonist, announcing that Vikram would be a part of both versions.Jiiva would be playing a rock band star in the film who hails from Bandra, Mumbai.

Bejoy Nambiar announced in December 2011 that he would make a Hindi film titled "David", a gangster-comedy, and signed on Vikram to play a protagonist in the film. The pair had previously worked together in Mani Ratnam's "Raavan" and "Raavanan", in which Nambiar had been an assistant director.

Vikram's scenes in Goa were actually shot in Kerala and Mangalore.

Director Bejoy Nambiar opted for 'Live Sound Sync' for many scenes to maintain the realism in many scenes. This was a challenge for the actors as they would have to remember the dialogues because the whole scene would have to be re- shot if they made a mistake. However in the Tamil version, Vikram's portion was not 'live sound' and was just dubbed.

The entire portion of the character "David", played by Vikram was shot in Hindi and dubbed into Tamil, even though he is a Tamil actor.

Bejoy Nambiar planned an innovative strategy to release the first look of the film on sites such as Twitter and YouTube. The trailer of both versions were received very positively all over.

"David" is the first movie where two subtitlists worked on a film. The original subtitles were done by someone in North India whose subtitle quality was mediocre. Director Bejoy Nambiar was dissatisfied with the subtitles asked Rekhs, a renown subtitlist to redo the subtitles from scratch. However as the release date was approaching, the producer 'Reliance Entertainment' had printed on the original version of the subtitles on all the prints to be sent to other countries. Rekhs, subtitles were only used imprinted onto 7 prints that were sent to Malaysia.

David's ensemble soundtrack comprises nine tracks by various artists including one remix by Dub Sharma. Bramfatura, Anirudh Ravichander, Maatibaani and Modern Mafia composed each one song, while Prashant Pillai and Remo Fernandes contributed two tracks each.

The soundtrack album was released on 3 January 2013.