Mumbai: ‘Drishyam’ is not a run-of-the-mill crime thriller. It was started by Mohanlal. And if that wasn’t enough, the editing of the film released in 2013 forced everyone to sit on the edge of their seats.
And today, the remake of the film has been made not only in Malayalam original, but in different languages in which Kamal Haasan and Ajay Devgan played the lead roles. With the film making a name for itself in the genre of crime thrillers, franchise fans are looking forward to Vishayam 2, with legend superstar Mohanlal playing the lead role and directed by Jethu Joseph, the film premieres on February 19 exclusively on Amazon Prime Will be on video. While fans worldwide are awaiting the release of the most-awaited sequel of the year, we’ve listed 5 reasons that make Vishayam one of the most popular franchises around the world.
It is a masterpiece in many regional languages, which is made up of not one, not two, but visible in four Indian regional languages. The fact that the film was made in several languages such as Hindi (Drishyam), Tamil (Papanasam), Telugu (Darushyam) and Kannada (Drishya) testify that the film was not just a regional film but across the country. I had one megahit. With superstars Ajay Devgn, Kamal Haasan, Venkatesh and Ravichandran in the lead roles of these respective films, it was no surprise to see the audience glued to their screens.
International remake Not only in our country but also abroad, Vishayam was adapted and remake. The film was adapted into Chinese and was released in all packed theaters under the name ‘Sheep Without a Shepard’. The film was also made in Sinhalese language under the name of ‘Dharmayudha’. ‘Drishyam’ was the first Indian film to be remade in Chinese.
Bang box office collection The film was a box-office blockbuster hit, with critical acclaim from around the world. So much so that Dishyam was the first Malayalam film to make 500 million collections from its theatrical box office collection, which was successful in collecting 750 million worldwide, a record that was up to 2016.
Thriller and crime In the recent times, there are very few films that made the audience think even after the end of the film, what did they see! ‘Dashayam’ is a very intelligent film with a lot of suspense and twist, which you have never seen before and it left a lasting impression on the audience. Its climax will always make us wonder about Georgekutty’s ability to think and how he has managed to save his family from trouble. It is safe to say that it was an action-packed thriller that completely blew our senses.
Megastar Mohanlal Mohanlal is a South Indian film megastar with over 3 decades of experience. His presence and charisma on the screen mesmerises all of us as he steps into the frame. Getting dissolved in the skin of the character is not a big deal for this legend and it makes us more excited for the upcoming sequel.
So, you too hold your breath as ‘Drishyam 2’ is coming out exclusively on Amazon Prime Video on 19 February which is set to take you on a ride with Georgekutty and his family.