After the Malayalam Hit Drishyam, Bollywood too is gearing up for its own version of Drishyam. Scheduled for 31st July, this film is a remake of the Malayalam film directed by Jeethu Joseph which had Mohanlal in the lead. While, we all know the critically acclaimed Malayalam movie was a box office hit, here we share some of the key information about the Hindi remake Drishyam (2015) before it hit the theaters.
The Star Cast of the Film
Ajay Devgn (Vijay Salgaonkar) Will Be Seen as Mohanlal (George Kutty)
Ajay Devgn will be seen as Vijay Salgaonkar who runs a cable TV network in village situated near Goa. He is a married man and has two daughters. An orphan, Vijay studied only till the fourth grade. His family means the world to him and so he works hard to meet their needs.
Earlier Saif Ali Khan and Akshay Kumar were considered to play the role. However, Ajan Devgn aka Bajirao Singham was finally chosen to essay the role of Vijay Salgaonkar. In the Tamil Version, Kamal Hassan played the same role. The original choice was Superstar Rajnikanth. However, Rajni rejected the film because of two scenes in the film.
Shriya Saran Will be Seen As Ajay Devgn’s Wife
Shriya Saran is a famous name down south where the actor has done several films in all the three film industry Tollywood, Mollywood and Kollywood. What’s more, she is the one who was seen opposite the Superstar Rajnikanth in his film Sivaji: The Boss. In 2013, she also did an Item number in Bollywood Film Zilla Ghaziabad. Earlier, she was also seen in Mission Istanbul.
Shriya is the third celeb from the Film Industry after Shah Rukh Khan and Aamir Khan to deliver a lecture in IIM Ahemadabad. In the year 2008 she was seen alongside Jesse Metcalfe in American film The Other End of the Line.
Tabu as IG Meera Deshmukh
Tabu will be recreating the magic of Asha Sarath here in the Hindi version. Since, Tabu is a class actor who is known for her acting skills, it would be interesting to see her in the role of IG. Rajat Kapoor will be essaying the role of Tabu’s husband in the film.
Other cast includes Ishita Dutta (sister of Tanushree Dutta) who will be seen as Ajay Devgn and Shriya Sen’s daughter.
Here Is The First Trailer of the Film Drishyam
The Team Behind Drishyam – The Director
The movie is directed by Nishikant Kamat who made a brilliant debut in the Marathi Film industry with his film – Dombivali Fast. The movie went on to become the biggest hit of 2005 in the Marathi Film industry. He also won the prestigious National Award for this film. Besides, he has also directed some Hindi Films including Force, Mumbai Meri Jaan, and Rocky Handsome.
Controversy Surrounding Drishyam
None of the movie these days can release without a controversy and Drishyam Hindi Remake is no different. It is interesting to note that, as soon as the film was announced, Ekta Kapoor sent a legal notice to the makers of the original film.
The reason being, Ekta Kapoor’s legal team claims that Drishyam is a film adaptation of the novel The Devotion of Suspect X penned down by Japanese author Keigo Higashino whose movie rights has been purchased by her. However, Jeethu Joseph, the film director of both the Malayalam as well as Tamil Version clarified that Drishyam is neither a copy nor an adaptation of the Japanese novel.
The Soundtrack – Penned By Gulzar and Composed by Vishal Bharadwaj
National Award winners Vishal Bharadwaj (music director) and Gulzar (lyricist) have united together for Drishyam remake. The First song Carbon Copy is already out. It is sung by Ash King.
You can download Carbon Copy from Here
It is interesting to note that the Team of Drishyam from the actors, to the director, music director, lyricist, editor and cinematographer, all are National Award Winners…