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DAVID (2013)

DAVID <span>(2013)</span> artwork

DAVID (2013)

Type Feature

Approx. Running minutes 130

Release dates 01/02/2013

BBFCInsight Contains moderate violence and threat

Genre(s) Drama

Director(s) Bejoy Nambiar

Cast includes Chiyaan Vikram, Neil Nitin Mukesh, Jiiva

Cut versions One or more versions of this work have been cut. Cuts are detailed for each respective version found under "Related works".

BBFCinsight publication date 22/01/2013

Note: The following text may contain spoilers

DAVID is a subtitled Tamil language drama about two Christian men named David. One lives in Goa and wants to marry his best friend's fiancee, trying everything in order to achieve his goal. The other lives in Mumbai and seeks justice, and then revenge, when his father is attacked by a mob. It is rated 12A for moderate violence and threat.

In one scene a man is grabbed by an angry mob and has tar poured over his head and face. The scene is repeated a few times in the form of flashbacks. The man does not suffer serious facial injuries as a result of the attack but is clearly traumatised by it. Later in the film, he remembers the attack while he is shaving and accidentally drags the blade over his cheek a few times, drawing blood. The scene focuses more on the man's trauma than on the bloodiness. Ultimately the man, who is a priest, finds inner peace through his religion.

In another scene a man is grabbed and threatened with a hot frying pan. The threat is fairly brief and the aggressor is simply trying to extract information about the whereabouts of another man. There are two fight scenes - a comic bar fight at the start of the film and a scene in which one of the heroes fights several men with various kicks and blows. He ends the fight using a wooden window frame as a weapon. There is little injury detail in either fight. Finally, as a man is about to approach a female politician with a knife, she is shot by another man, resulting in a brief blood spurt.

The film also contains mild bad language (uses of 'shit' and 'bloody') and scenes set in a brothel, although no sexual activity is shown. There are various scenes of alcohol consumption by one main character, as well as a smoking scene as two adult siblings share a cigarette while talking.

No-one younger than 12 may see a 12A film in a cinema unless accompanied by an adult. No-one younger than 12 may rent or buy a 12 rated video or DVD.


Ayngaran International (UK) Ltd
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