For the 2015 remake, see, 2013 Malayalam film directed by Jeethu Joseph. About us. Then there is his second film in Hindi. "[43] Dalton L of Deccan Chronicle gave the film a 3-star rating, writing, "The limelight belongs entirely to Mohanlal. While signing, the new inspector tells him that he can't fool them, at which point Vijay smilingly says that he fully believes the inspector and the police station will always protect the citizens. [6] In August 2013, Jeethu clarified that the film was titled Drishyam. Varun blackmails Anju to have sex with him or he will send the pictures on social media. [8] Later it was announced that Tabu will be playing the role of Meera Deshmukh a cop and Shriya Saran will play the wife of Ajay Devgn's character. The music rights for Drishyam are acquired by Zee Music Company. [28] Geetha questions the owners of the establishments they claim they have been to, and their statements prove Georgekutty's alibi. In July 2013, it was reported that Jeethu Joseph will be directing a film titled My Family with Mohanlal in the lead. Drishyam (English: Visual/The Sight) is a 2015 Indian thriller drama film directed by Nishikant Kamat. Georgekutty also presents the bill of the restaurant, the movie tickets and the bus tickets as proof of their alibi. The soundtrack of the film was composed by Anil Johnson and Vinu Thomas. [49] In less than one month following its release, Drishyam became the highest-grossing Malayalam film of all time, beating the record of Twenty:20 (2008). This half combines the elements of drama and comedy genres. Drishyam is the perfect crime about a perfect crime, and its director's alibi is almost as airtight as the one Ishigami creates for Yasuko and Misato. [53] Drishyam became the second film to complete 100 days in the UAE after Titanic (1997)[56] and later emerged as the longest running film in the UAE by completing 125 days, beating the 110 days run of Titanic. He says, "Different films require different treatment. [37] It had its global television premiere on 7 September 2014 at 6 pm. You know what happened but even then you are taken for a ride and you start believing in it. However, what pulls that down a bit is the sheer unbelievability of a simple man’s intelligence and foresight. Because Drishyam is a complete film — as complete as a film can be. [16][17] Asha Sarath was later signed for the role of a police officer. [12] The first look of the film was unveiled on 29 May 2015. They have all the police power and they want to know the truth. He is married to Nandini (Shriya Saran), and have Anju, his adopted daughter (Ishita Dutta), a class twelve student, and Anu (Mrunal Jadhav), a class six student. [12], Drishyam commenced principal photography in the first week of October 2013. "[23], The film has also been said to be inspired by The Devotion of Suspect X, a Japanese novel written by Keigo Higashino. Cast: Ajay Devgn, Tabu, Shriya Saran, Rajat Kapoor, Kamlesh Sawant. Predicting that this would happen, Georgekutty had already taught his family how to change their alibi at the time of murder. [1] It was first remade in Kannada as Drishya (2014) by P. Vasu. [21] Contrarily, Bollywood Hungama gave the film four out of five stars and didn't notice the same pacing and script problems as Sen. "There is no single moment in the film suffers a lag ... As for the taut screenplay (Upendra Sidhye), it keeps on playing with your mind all the time. To ensure things go smooth, Georgekutty takes his family out on a trip to Thodupuzha to pray in a church, watch a movie and eat at a restaurant. Rating: 3/5. Directed by Jeethu Joseph. [33] The film was selected to be screened in the Indian Panorama at the 45th International Film Festival of India. [52], The film also grossed around ₹100 million from rest of India. The film was produced by Antony Perumbavoor for Aashirvad Cinemas. By the end of its third weekend, the film had grossed about ₹687 million (US$9.6 million). Drishyam Communications is a leading full-service advertising agency that envisions brand with a missionary zeal and strong adherence to the quality. The story revolves around the mysterious murder cases of a 14-year girl, Shruti and the domestic help, Khempal who worked at her place. As Indians are celebrating the 150th birth anniversary of the father of our nation - Mohandas Karamchand Gandhi on Wednesday, Bollywood, especially Drishyam fans haven taken to the Internet to remind everyone about the chain of events that "unfolded" on the 2nd of October in 2015's critically acclaimed movie starring Ajay Devgn as Vijay … The film began principal photography in the first week of October 2013 at Thodupuzha in Kerala, where the film was extensively shot. By the end of its second week, the film had grossed about ₹64.17 crore (US$9.0 million). It follows the struggle of Georgekutty and his family, who come under suspicion when Varun Prabhakar, the son of the Inspector-general of police, gets killed by the family after an attempt to physically harass Georgekutty's daughter. Writer director Jeethu Joseph's Drishyam is one such film, a gripping tale that leaves you spellbound with its skillful craft. The earlier dialogue and the flashback both subtly imply that he has hidden Varun's body in the foundations of the police station itself because no one would think to look there. However, the original Drishyam director and screenwriter Jeethu Joseph, denied that his film is an adaptation or copy of the Japanese novel and film. [39] The case was dismissed in March 2015 as it was proved that Jeethu had written the script in 2011. ‘Drishyam’ is the story of Vijay Salgaonkar (Ajay Devgn),a semi literate, self-employed cable operator in a small, picturesque town in Goa. "[45] Aswin J Kumar of The Times of India said, "Drishyam is an elegantly crafted piece of film which Lal and Joseph can proudly hold close to their hearts. "[22] When asked whether this change in narrative style post-interval was intentional, Jeethu replied: "I really don't understand when people say the first half lacked pace. That the film has almost zero-'filmy' humour is also worth noting. [2][50] The film ran for more than 150 days in Kerala,[51] with collections of over ₹430 million. The cinematography was done by Sujith Vaassudev and was edited by Ayoob Khan. A man named Georgekutty was an orphan who had dropped out of school after the 4th grade, but is currently a businessman running a cable TV service in a rural area. In the morning, when Vijay returns from work, Nandini tells Vijay about the incident and he devises a way to save his family from the police. "[15], Drishyam was declared tax free in Uttar Pradesh.[16]. [36] The film's satellite rights were reported to be bought by Asianet for a record amount of ₹65 million (US$910,000). The idea for such a plot actually hit Keigo Higashino who is a Japanese novelist, in 2005. The film was theatrically released in India on 31 July 2015. The record was previously held by Kadal Kadannu Oru Maathukutty (2013) which was bought for ₹57.5 million (US$810,000) by the same channel. Ekta Kapoor, who had purchased the Hindi movie rights of the novel, sent a legal notice to the makers of the film. Similarities are quite common in the works of creators and that shouldn't be made into an issue. [57][58] The film completed 100 days in 60 theaters in Kerala and rest of India. [72] It was also remade in Sinhala as Dharmayuddhaya, directed by Cheyyar Ravi and produced by MTV Channel under The Capital Maharaja Organisation Limited. [13] According to the director, Mammootty was instrumental in casting actress Meena for the film. Meera, realizing that her son has gone missing, starts an investigation. [29], Veeyen of NowRunning noted in his review of the film that the songs "have a refreshingly delightful tenor to them that deserve an applause for certain. "[30] The reviewer of IndiaGlitz called the score "refreshing" and stated that it "builds the tempo" for the film. Having predicted that the police would come calling eventually, Vijay coaches his family on how to face the interrogations without raising suspicion. During a nature camp which Anju (Vijay's daughter) attends, a hidden cell phone camera records Anju removing her clothes and showering in the bathroom. It was remade into four other Indian languages: Drishya (2014) in Kannada, Drushyam (2014) in Telugu, Papanasam (2015) in Tamil and Drishyam (2015) in Hindi. While walking through the station with a constable, he notices a man named Vijay Salgaonkar sitting at one far end. We shot the film sticking completely to the script, and the shooting was completed effortlessly. Performance-wise, Ajay is very good, as is Tabu. In the film Drishyam, the police are trying to locate the body of a teenage boy, but they can't find it until the end. Drishyam, a Hindi remake of Jeethu Joseph's Malayalam film, opens with a declaration that it is based on an original story by Joseph. The film was jointly produced by Kumar Mangat Pathak, Ajit Andhare and Abhishek Pathak. [4], Drishyam was remade into several Indian and foreign languages. A song titled "Carbon Copy", which was sung by Ash King, was released on 7 July 2015. [18] Child actors Ansiba Hassan and Esther Anil, along with Siddique, Irshad, Kunchan and Koottickal Jayachandran were also cast to play major supporting roles. Right from the start if you accelerate the pace, sooner or later, the story-telling will lose its steam. Mohanlal and Meena will reprise their roles. His only interest is watching films. [13], On the announcement of the Hindi remake, film producer Ekta Kapoor sent a legal notice to the Malayalam filmmakers. Shajon was a total revelation. With Mohanlal, Meena, Asha Sharath, Ansiba. The cost of production plus print and advertising costs totalled ₹620 million.[4]. Drishyam, with its refreshingly original screenplay and its many moments of tension, is just that. The family of Ajay Devgn's character is accused of murder and crosses all borders to save them. 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