David is an Indian Tamil drama film directed by Bejoy Nambiar, starring Vikram and Jiiva in the title roles, alongside Tabu, Lara Dutta, Isha Sharvani and Nassar. An altered version with the same title featuring a slightly different cast was simultaneously shot in Hindi.
19-year-old David (Jiiva) is an amateur guitarist born into a family of lower-middle class Christians in a poor colony in Mumbai. He is a happy go lucky teenager who dreams of becoming a professional musician. His father, Noel (Nassar), a Protestant priest rallies the locals to do charity work for those in need. A Hindu fanatic politician, Malati Tai (Rohini Hattangadi), finds out about this and makes it appear as if David’s father is converting poor people to Christianity in return for money. She attacks David’s colony with the help of gangsters and humiliates Noel by blackening his face in front of the media. Traumatized by this, the priest starts to lose his mind. An angry David is then easily persuaded by a political activist to assassinate Malati at a rally to seek vengeance. However, the plan is foiled when the activist kills himself when trying to assassinate Malati by shooting her. The other David, a 30-year-old (Vikram), an alcoholic fisherman living in a fishing village in Goa falls in love with a deaf and mute Roma (Isha). How both Davids are connected, how their lives turn different after an incident forms the rest of the story.
David’s ensemble soundtrack comprises tracks by various artists including Bramfatura, Anirudh Ravichander, Maatibaani to name a few. The film was released to positive to mixed reviews from critics. A popular entertainment portal, Behindwoods.com, quoted, “…Jiiva on the other hand is spunky as the emotional youngster. His styling is trendy and he looks the part as the Mumbai youngster. The actor continues to live up to his reputation as one of the best talents in Tamil…”