Caught in the time zone

Neil Nitin Mukesh

David is the story encompassing three different eras captured through the lens of three cinematographers

Bejoy Nambiar loves to experiment in his films. After Shaitaan, the director is ready with his next venture, David. Shot extensively in Mumbai, Mangalore and Ireland, the film is set in three different eras and revolves around the life of David, who remains the connecting thread throughout the film.

The London chapter, is set in the mid Seventies, with Neil Nitin Mukesh playing the protagonist, a hard core gangster. Shot throughout in black and white, the cinematographer, Sanu Varghese has provocatively captured the quintessential elements of that era. "Every story had it's own set of challenges. To recreate the 1975 era, we have shoot the entire portion in black and white. Though this story is based in London, we shot the major part at Belfast in New Ireland. The government was very helpful and gave us their full co-operation," reveals Nambiar.

Vinay Virmani who essays the role of David in the Mumbai story is set in the late nineties. "In this, the hero, David is a musician and it charts his musical journey. K.S. Vinod has captured Mumbai that was at the turn of the 21st century," says the director.

While the Goa story unravels through the lens of R Rathnavelu, it has been extensively shot at beaches in Mangalore and other South Indian locations. Tamil actor Vikram reprises the role of David in this story. Besides experimenting with the narration, Nambiar says, "We have made use of lighting, sound, music and songs in an unique way so that they give a distinct feel."

Produced under the Reliance Entertainment banner, David will release on February 1.

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