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Drishyam
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Theatrical release poster
Directed byNishikant Kamat
Written byUpendra Sidhaye
Story byJeethu Joseph
Based onDrishyam
by Jeethu Joseph
Produced by
Starring Mrunal Jadhav
CinematographyAvinash Arun
Edited byAarif Sheikh
Music by
Production
company
Distributed byViacom18 Motion Pictures
Release date
  • 31 July 2015 (2015-07-31)
Running time
163 minutes[3]
CountryIndia
LanguageHindi
Budget38 crore[4]
Box office147 crore[5][4]

Drishyam (transl.Visual) is a 2015 Indian Hindi-language crime thriller directed by Nishikant Kamat. It is a remake of the 2013 Malayalam film Drishyam. The film stars Ajay Devgn, Tabu, Shriya Saran, Ishita Dutta and Rishab Chadha. It was released on 31 July 2015 and emerged as a critical and commercial success, earning over ₹111 crores worldwide. A sequel titled Drishyam 2 was released in 2022.[6]Later in 2022 film was released in China earning $4.05 million pushing its worldwide total over ₹147 crores.[7]

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Cinema of India

Cinema of India

The cinema of India consists of films produced in India, where more than 1,600 films produced annually. Major centres of film production in the country include Mumbai, Chennai, Hyderabad, Kochi, Kolkata, Bangalore, Bhubaneswar-Cuttack, and Guwahati. For a number of years the Indian film industry has ranked first in the world in terms of annual film output. In terms of box office it ranked third in 2019, with total gross of around ₹220 billion.

Hindi

Hindi

Hindi, or more precisely Modern Standard Hindi, is an Indo-Aryan language spoken chiefly in the Hindi Belt region encompassing parts of northern, central, eastern, and western India. Hindi has been described as a standardised and Sanskritised register of the Hindustani language, which itself is based primarily on the Khariboli dialect of Delhi and neighbouring areas of North India. Hindi, written in the Devanagari script, is one of the two official languages of the Government of India, along with English. It is an official language in 9 states and 3 union territories and an additional official language in 3 other states. Hindi is also one of the 22 scheduled languages of the Republic of India.

Malayalam cinema

Malayalam cinema

Malayalam cinema, also referred to as Keralan Cinema is an Indian film industry of Malayalam-language motion pictures. It is based in Kerala, India. The films produced in Malayalam cinema are known for their cinematography and story-driven plots. In 1982, Elippathayam won the Sutherland Trophy at the London Film Festival, and Most Original Imaginative Film of 1982 by the British Film Institute. Rajiv Anchal's Guru (1997), Salim Ahamed's Adaminte Makan Abu (2011) and Lijo Jose Pellissery's Jallikkattu (2019) were Malayalam films sent by India as its official entries for the Best Foreign Language Film category at the Academy Awards.

Ajay Devgn

Ajay Devgn

Vishal Veeru Devgan, known professionally as Ajay Devgn, is an Indian actor, film director and producer who works in Hindi cinema. Devgn has appeared in over a hundred films and has won numerous accolades, including four National Film Awards and four Filmfare Awards. In 2016, he was honoured by the Government of India with the Padma Shri, the fourth-highest civilian honour of the country.

Tabu (actress)

Tabu (actress)

Tabassum Fatima Hashmi, credited as Tabu, is an Indian actress who works primarily in Hindi films, alongside Telugu, Tamil and English films. Regarded as one of the most accomplished actresses in Hindi cinema, she has often played troubled women, from fictional to literary, in both mainstream and independent cinema. She is the recipient of numerous accolades, including two National Film Awards, six Filmfare Awards, and two Filmfare Awards South. In 2011, she was awarded the Padma Shri, the fourth highest Indian civilian honour.

Shriya Saran

Shriya Saran

Shriya Saran Bhatnagar (pronounced [ʃrɪja səɾən]; is an Indian actress who works predominantly in Telugu, Tamil, and Hindi-language films. Although Saran aspired to become a well-known dancer, she became an actress with her film debut in 2001 with the Telugu film Ishtam, and had her first commercial success with Nuvve Nuvve.

Ishita Dutta

Ishita Dutta

Ishita Dutta Sheth is an Indian actress and model. She is most notable for her performance in the 2015 Hindi film Drishyam and its 2022 sequel, Drishyam 2. She has also played the lead role in the TV shows Ek Ghar Banaunga, Bepanah Pyaar and Thoda sa Baadal Thoda sa Paani.

Rishab Chadha

Rishab Chadha

Rishab Chadha is an Indian actor who often appears in Hindi films, shows on Indian television and web series. He is best known his roles in Drishyam, Khoobsurat, Lupt and Aadat Se Majboor.

Drishyam 2 (2022 film)

Drishyam 2 (2022 film)

Drishyam 2 is a 2022 Indian Hindi-language crime thriller film based on the 2021 Malayalam film of the same name, also serving as a sequel to the 2015 film Drishyam, which in turn was adapted from the eponymous 2013 Malayalam film. The film stars Ajay Devgn, Tabu, Akshaye Khanna, Shriya Saran and Ishita Dutta. It also features Mrunal Jadhav, Rajat Kapoor, Saurabh Shukla and Kamlesh Sawant in supporting roles.

Plot

The film starts with a new policeman in the town called Pondolim, a fictitious village in Goa, joining the newly built police station in the town. While walking through the station with a constable, he notices a man, ostensibly named Vijay Salgaonkar, sitting at one far end. The newly joined policeman asks whether he is "Vijay Salgaonkar", to which the constable replies positively. The film then goes into a flashback as "Vijay" closes his eyes.

Vijay Salgaonkar is an orphan who dropped out of school after 4th grade. Now he is a content businessman running a cable TV service in Goa. He is married to Nandini, and they have two daughters, Anju, his adopted daughter, a class twelve student, and Anu, a class six student. His only interest is watching films. He has gained a lot of fame and support in his area for helping people with the help methods he learns from films.

During a nature camp which Anju attends, a hidden cell phone camera records Anju removing her clothes and showering in the bathroom. The culprit, Sameer "Sam" Deshmukh, is the son of Inspector General of Goa Police, Meera Deshmukh. Sam comes to blackmail Anju for sexual favours one day, turning up at her house the same night, when Nandini shows up too; her daughter informed her. Nandini pleads with Sam to leave their family alone, but Sam refuses to delete the video clip unless his sexual demand is fulfilled. Nandini begs him to leave Anju alone, and Sam says he will do it on one condition: Nandini should have sex with him instead. In an attempt to break the offending cell phone, Anju swings at Sam with a lead pipe, but she strikes him in the head instead, killing him immediately. They bury his body in a compost pit in the backyard, which Anu witnesses. In the morning, when he returns from work, Nandini tells Vijay about the incident and he devises a way to save his family from the police. He removes the broken cell phone and disposes of Sam's car, which is seen by the Sub-Inspector Laxmikant Gaitonde, who has a grudge against Vijay. The next day, Vijay takes his family out on a trip to Panaji, where they visit an Ashram, watch a film, and eat at a restaurant.

Meera, realizing that her son has gone missing, starts an investigation.

After a preliminary investigation, Meera calls Vijay and his family for questioning. Having predicted that the police would come calling eventually, Vijay coaches his family on how to face the interrogations without raising suspicion. When questioned individually, the family sticks to their individual stories and the police cannot find a crack in their alibis. Vijay produces bus tickets, movie tickets, lodging and restaurant bills as proof of the family's visit to Panjim. Meera questions the owners of the establishments they have been to and their statements prove Vijay's alibi. Meera realizes that on the day of the incident, Vijay had taken the tickets and the bill, made acquaintance with the owners and had gone for the trip with his family the next day, thus proving his alibi and making the owners unwittingly tell a lie.

Meera has the Salgaonkar family arrested, and Gaitonde uses brute force to beat the truth out of them though Vijay, Nandini and Anju resist. Meanwhile, Meera finds out about Sam and his video of Anju from Sam's friend, Alex. Eventually, Anu gives in and reveals that she has seen a body buried in the compost pit. After digging into the compost pit, the authorities find the carcass of a dog. Vijay reports to the media that Gaitonde physically abused both his daughters, causing an angry Gaitonde to attempt an attack on Vijay. Still, Vijay's in-laws retaliate, and a mob rises to beat up Gaitonde. Following the incident, Gaitonde is suspended, Meera resigns from her post, and the entire investigating team of the Police Station is transferred out, with the case now requiring authorization from the court. When Nandini asks Vijay about what he did to the body, he refuses to tell her, saying that the secret will remain within his mind and it must go with him without a trace.

Meera and her husband Mahesh meet Vijay at the seaside to ask forgiveness for the video clip and their son's rude and pervert behaviour, and to get a confirmation whether their son is alive or not. They also reveal they would leave for London to live with Meera's brother. Finally, Vijay cryptically confesses to killing Sam. He also asks for forgiveness and explains to them that he would go to any lengths to protect his family.

The film returns to the present day as Vijay opens his eyes. He signs the register in the newly constructed police station. While signing, the new inspector tells him that he can't be fooled and will definitely find out, at which point Vijay smilingly confides that he is sure the local police force will protect its townspeople.

A flashback plays along as Vijay exits the police station in the present day, revealing that Vijay buried the body under the new police station while it was under construction. As he looks at both sides of the road, the film suddenly closes with a blackout.

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Goa

Goa

Goa is a state on the southwestern coast of India within the Konkan region, geographically separated from the Deccan highlands by the Western Ghats. It is located between the Indian states of Maharashtra to the north and Karnataka to the east and south, with the Arabian Sea forming its western coast. It is India's smallest state by area and its fourth-smallest by population. Goa has the highest GDP per capita among all Indian states, two and a half times as high as the GDP per capita of the country as a whole. The Eleventh Finance Commission of India named Goa the best-placed state because of its infrastructure, and India's National Commission on Population rated it as having the best quality of life in India. It is the third-highest ranking among Indian states in the human development index.

Inspector-general of police

Inspector-general of police

An Inspector General of Police is a senior police officer in the police force or police service of several nations. The rank usually refers to the head of a large regional command within a police service, and in many countries refers to the most senior officer of the entire national police.

Goa Police

Goa Police

The Goa Police is the law enforcement agency for the state of Goa in India.

Sub-inspector

Sub-inspector

Sub-inspector (SI), or sub-inspector of police, is a rank used extensively in South Asia: in the police forces of Bangladesh, Pakistan, India, and Sri Lanka, which is primarily based on the British model. It was formerly used in most British colonial police forces and in certain British police forces as well. The rank usually was in charge of a police substation or assisted an inspector.

Panaji

Panaji

Panaji is the capital of the Indian state of Goa and the headquarters of North Goa district. Previously, it was the territorial capital of the former Portuguese India. It lies on the banks of the Mandovi river estuary in the Tiswadi sub-district (tehsil). With a population of 114,759 in the metropolitan area, Panaji is Goa's largest urban agglomeration, ahead of Margao and Mormugao.

Ashram

Ashram

An ashram is a spiritual hermitage or a monastery in Indian religions.

Cast

Saran, Devgn & Tabu promoting the film in July 2015
Saran, Devgn & Tabu promoting the film in July 2015
  • Ajay Devgn as Vijay Salgaonkar (an orphan and owner of Mirage Cable Network who dropped out of school after 4th grade but has a good amount of knowledge about things which he learns from watching films)
  • Tabu as IG of Goa Meera M. Deshmukh (Sam's mother, Mahesh's wife and a stern police officer who has the Salgaonkars arrested on suspicion of her son Sam's death)
  • Shriya Saran as Nandini Salgaonkar (Vijay's wife and Anju & Anu's mother)
  • Ishita Dutta as Anju Salgaonkar (Vijay & Nandini's adopted elder daughter and Anu's elder sister)
  • Mrunal Jadhav as Anu Salgaonkar (Vijay & Nandini's younger daughter and Anju's younger sister)
  • Kamlesh Sawant as Sub-Inspector Laxmikant Gaitonde
  • Rajat Kapoor as Mahesh Deshmukh, Sam's father and Meera's husband who remains benevolent throughout Meera's investigation against the Salgaonkars)
  • Prathamesh Parab as Jose (Vijay's assistant at Mirage Cable Network)
  • Rishab Chadha as Sameer "Sam" Deshmukh (Mahesh & Meera's son, the blackmailing culprit of Anju and Nandini who was killed accidentally)
  • Vikas Kumar as Alex (Sam's friend and helper to record Anju's MMS)
  • Sharad Bhutadiya as Mr. Martin, the owner of Martin's Corner (a restaurant opposite Pondolem Police Station)
  • Ramesh Pardeshi as Contractor Rane
  • Yogesh Soman as Assistant Inspector (AI) Vinayak Sawant
  • Prasanna Ketkar as Senior Inspector Shrikant Prabhu
  • Ashish Warang as Police officer at final scene

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Ajay Devgn

Ajay Devgn

Vishal Veeru Devgan, known professionally as Ajay Devgn, is an Indian actor, film director and producer who works in Hindi cinema. Devgn has appeared in over a hundred films and has won numerous accolades, including four National Film Awards and four Filmfare Awards. In 2016, he was honoured by the Government of India with the Padma Shri, the fourth-highest civilian honour of the country.

Tabu (actress)

Tabu (actress)

Tabassum Fatima Hashmi, credited as Tabu, is an Indian actress who works primarily in Hindi films, alongside Telugu, Tamil and English films. Regarded as one of the most accomplished actresses in Hindi cinema, she has often played troubled women, from fictional to literary, in both mainstream and independent cinema. She is the recipient of numerous accolades, including two National Film Awards, six Filmfare Awards, and two Filmfare Awards South. In 2011, she was awarded the Padma Shri, the fourth highest Indian civilian honour.

Goa Police

Goa Police

The Goa Police is the law enforcement agency for the state of Goa in India.

Police officer

Police officer

A police officer is a warranted law employee of a police force. In most countries, "police officer" is a generic term not specifying a particular rank. In some, the use of the rank "officer" is legally reserved for military personnel.

Shriya Saran

Shriya Saran

Shriya Saran Bhatnagar (pronounced [ʃrɪja səɾən]; is an Indian actress who works predominantly in Telugu, Tamil, and Hindi-language films. Although Saran aspired to become a well-known dancer, she became an actress with her film debut in 2001 with the Telugu film Ishtam, and had her first commercial success with Nuvve Nuvve.

Ishita Dutta

Ishita Dutta

Ishita Dutta Sheth is an Indian actress and model. She is most notable for her performance in the 2015 Hindi film Drishyam and its 2022 sequel, Drishyam 2. She has also played the lead role in the TV shows Ek Ghar Banaunga, Bepanah Pyaar and Thoda sa Baadal Thoda sa Paani.

Kamlesh Sawant

Kamlesh Sawant

Kamlesh Sawant is an Indian actor who works in Marathi cinema. He has had roles in the movies Force, Bhoothnath Returns, and Drishyam.

Rajat Kapoor

Rajat Kapoor

Rajat Kapoor is an Indian actor, filmmaker and playwright who works in Hindi cinema. Kapoor was born in Delhi, India. He mainly focused on acting at first. In 2013 he joined the theatre group Chingari in Delhi, later moving to Pune to attend the Film and Television Institute of India (FTII).

Prathamesh Parab

Prathamesh Parab

Prathamesh Parab is an Indian actor who works in Marathi cinema. He played a small role in Balak Palak before playing a lead character in Timepass. He reprised his role in its sequel Timepass 2 as a younger version of his own character. He received the Star Studded Annual Life Ok Screen Awards for (2014).

Rishab Chadha

Rishab Chadha

Rishab Chadha is an Indian actor who often appears in Hindi films, shows on Indian television and web series. He is best known his roles in Drishyam, Khoobsurat, Lupt and Aadat Se Majboor.

Production

Casting

In October 2014, it was announced that Saif Ali Khan would take the lead role and reprise the role played by Mohanlal in the 2013 Malayalam predecessor.[8] There were also reports that Akshay Kumar will take up the lead,[9] but in November 2014, it was announced that Ajay Devgn would star in the Hindi remake of the 2013 film Drishyam,[10] which will be produced by Viacom 18 Motion Pictures in association with Panorama Studios and directed by Nishikant Kamat. Plans then were to have Devgn reprise the role played by Mohanlal in the 2013 film.[11] 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.[12]

Filming

Principal photography for the film was slated to begin in February 2015. Ajit Andhare, the chief operating officer of Viacom 18 Motion Pictures stated "Drishyam is an iconic film that leaves you spellbound and intrigued long after you have watched it. Its box office record in Malayalam & Telugu speaks for itself."[13] Actor Ajay Devgn had been in Canada to shoot snow scenes for his upcoming film Shivaay, but light snow conditions had him reschedule that film and return to India to instead begin Drishyam.[14] The First 20 Day Shooting schedule of the film began on 13 March 2015 in Goa and ended on 1 April 2015. The second schedule of the film began in 2nd week of April.[15] The first look of the film was unveiled on 29 May 2015.[16]

Legal issues

On the announcement of the Hindi remake, film producer Ekta Kapoor sent a legal notice to the Malayalam filmmakers. Ekta Kapoor acquired the movie rights of Japanese author Keigo Higashino's book, The Devotion of Suspect X, and her legal team claimed that Drishyam is a film adaptation of the novel, for which they purchased rights. However, the original Drishyam director and screenwriter Jeethu Joseph, denied that his film is an adaptation or copy of the Japanese novel and film.[17] Commentator Nandini Ramnath noted how the denial of even slight inspiration by the Japanese novel is parallel to the inside movie storyline as "Jeethu Joseph's achievement lies in lifting an intelligent concept and localising it so effectively that the links (to the Japanese novel) appear tenuous unless closely investigated. 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."[18]

Drishyam was declared tax free in Uttar Pradesh.[19]

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Saif Ali Khan

Saif Ali Khan

Saif Ali Khan is an Indian actor and film producer who works in Hindi films. Part of the Pataudi family, he is the son of actress Sharmila Tagore and cricketer Mansoor Ali Khan Pataudi.

Mohanlal

Mohanlal

Mohanlal Viswanathan, known mononymously as Mohanlal, is an Indian actor, film producer, playback singer, film distributor, and director who predominantly works in Malayalam cinema besides also having sporadically appeared in Tamil, Hindi, Telugu and Kannada-language films. Mohanlal has a prolific career spanning over four decades, during which he has acted in more than 400 films. Mohanlal's contributions to the Malayalam cinema have been praised by his contemporaries in the Indian film industry. The Government of India honoured him with Padma Shri in 2001, and Padma Bhushan in 2019, India's fourth and third highest civilian honours, for his contributions to Indian cinema. In 2009, he became the first actor in India to be awarded the honorary rank of Lieutenant colonel in the Territorial Army.

Akshay Kumar

Akshay Kumar

Rajiv Hari Om Bhatia, known professionally as Akshay Kumar, is an Indian-born naturalised Canadian actor and film producer who works in Hindi cinema. In over 30 years of acting, Kumar has appeared in over 100 films and has won several awards, including two National Film Awards and two Filmfare Awards. He received the Padma Shri, India's fourth-highest civilian honour, from the Government of India in 2009. Kumar is one of the most prolific actors in Indian cinema. Forbes included Kumar in their lists of both highest-paid celebrities and highest-paid actors in the world from 2015 to 2020. Between 2019 and 2020, he was the only Indian on both lists.

Ajay Devgn

Ajay Devgn

Vishal Veeru Devgan, known professionally as Ajay Devgn, is an Indian actor, film director and producer who works in Hindi cinema. Devgn has appeared in over a hundred films and has won numerous accolades, including four National Film Awards and four Filmfare Awards. In 2016, he was honoured by the Government of India with the Padma Shri, the fourth-highest civilian honour of the country.

Panorama Studios

Panorama Studios

Panorama Studios is an Indian film production and distribution company established by Ajay Devgn 's exclusive manager Kumar Mangat Pathak. Along with its subsidiaries and associates, is a diversified film studio with various business segments such as production and distribution.

Nishikant Kamat

Nishikant Kamat

Nishikant Kamat was an Indian filmmaker and actor. His debut film, Dombivali Fast earned him accolades in Marathi cinema, as it went on to become the biggest Marathi film of the year. He remade his film, in Tamil with R. Madhavan in the lead as Evano Oruvan, which opened to rave reviews. He also acted in the Marathi film Saatchya Aat Gharat.

Chief operating officer

Chief operating officer

A chief operating officer or chief operations officer, also called a COO, is one of the highest-ranking executive positions in an organization, composing part of the "C-suite". The COO is usually the second-in-command at the firm, especially if the highest-ranking executive is the chairperson and CEO. The COO is responsible for the daily operation of the company and its office building and routinely reports to the highest-ranking executive—usually the chief executive officer (CEO).

Malayalam cinema

Malayalam cinema

Malayalam cinema, also referred to as Keralan Cinema is an Indian film industry of Malayalam-language motion pictures. It is based in Kerala, India. The films produced in Malayalam cinema are known for their cinematography and story-driven plots. In 1982, Elippathayam won the Sutherland Trophy at the London Film Festival, and Most Original Imaginative Film of 1982 by the British Film Institute. Rajiv Anchal's Guru (1997), Salim Ahamed's Adaminte Makan Abu (2011) and Lijo Jose Pellissery's Jallikkattu (2019) were Malayalam films sent by India as its official entries for the Best Foreign Language Film category at the Academy Awards.

Shivaay

Shivaay

Shivaay is a 2016 action thriller film directed and produced by Ajay Devgn under his banner Ajay Devgn FFilms. The story and screenplay are written by Sandeep Shrivastava and the film stars Ajay Devgn in the lead titular role along with debutante actresses Sayyeshaa, Abigail Eames and Erika Kaar in lead roles. Mithoon composed the film's score and soundtrack. British band The Vamps and composer Jasleen Royal also contributed to the music. This movie was heavily inspired from the 2008 French-American movie Taken and is a loose adaptation of this movie.

Ekta Kapoor

Ekta Kapoor

Ekta Kapoor is an Indian television producer, film producer and director who works in Hindi cinema and soap opera. She is the joint managing director and creative head of Balaji Telefilms Limited, which was founded in 1994. In 2001, Balaji Motion Pictures was launched as a subsidiary company of Balaji Telefilms Limited which is a film production and distribution company. She launched ALT Balaji in April 2017.

Keigo Higashino

Keigo Higashino

Keigo Higashino is a Japanese author chiefly known for his mystery novels. He served as the 13th President of Mystery Writers of Japan from 2009 to 2013. Higashino has won major Japanese awards for his books, almost twenty of which have been turned into films and TV series.

Jeethu Joseph

Jeethu Joseph

Jeethu Joseph is an Indian film director, screenwriter, and producer who predominantly works in Malayalam cinema. He has also worked in a few Tamil, Telugu and Hindi films. Jeethu made his directional debut with the 2007 police procedural, Detective. He is best known for the crime thrillers, Drishyam and Drishyam 2. Drishyam became the highest-grossing Malayalam film ever, at its time of release. It was the first Malayalam film to cross the ₹50 crore mark, at the box office. Drishyam 2 was released directly through Amazon Prime Video, due to the COVID-19 pandemic. Like the prequel, it was highly acclaimed and appreciated, worldwide.

Soundtrack

The music for Drishyam is composed by Vishal Bhardwaj with lyrics written by Gulzar. A song titled "Carbon Copy", which was sung by Ash King, was released on 7 July 2015. The music rights for Drishyam are acquired by Zee Music Company.

No.TitleSinger(s)Length
1."Carbon Copy"Ash King03:34
2."Dum Ghutta Hai"Rahat Fateh Ali Khan, Rekha Bhardwaj04:30
3."Kab Kahan Se"KK03:58
4."Kya Pataa"Arijit Singh04:14
Total length:16:16

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Vishal Bhardwaj

Vishal Bhardwaj

Vishal Bhardwaj is an Indian film director, screenwriter, producer, music composer and playback singer. He is known for his work in Hindi cinema, and is the recipient of seven National Film Awards and a Filmfare Award.

Gulzar

Gulzar

Sampooran Singh Kalra, known professionally as Gulzar, is an Indian Urdu poet, lyricist, author, screenwriter, and film director known for his works in Hindi cinema. He is regarded as one of greatest Urdu poets of this era. He started his career with music director S.D. Burman as a lyricist in the 1963 film Bandini and worked with many music directors including R. D. Burman, Salil Chowdhury, Vishal Bhardwaj and A. R. Rahman. Gulzar also writes poetry, dialogues and scripts. He directed films such as Aandhi and Mausam during the 1970s and the TV series Mirza Ghalib in the 1980s. He also directed Kirdaar in 1993.

Ash King

Ash King

Ashutosh Ganguly, better known by his stage name Ash King, is a British-Indian singer, songwriter and composer. He made his playback singing debut in Rakeysh Omprakash Mehra's Delhi-6. He is a relative of prominent Indian singer Kishore Kumar. He has also sung the song "Carbon Copy" in the movie Drishyam.

Zee Music Company

Zee Music Company

Zee Music Co. (ZMC) is an Indian music company, a subsidiary of Zee Entertainment Enterprises Ltd. It carries its business activities mainly from New Delhi. The company has captured a major chunk of market share in Bollywood music in a short span of time.

Rahat Fateh Ali Khan

Rahat Fateh Ali Khan

Rahat Fateh Ali Khan is a Pakistani Singer, primarily of Qawwali, a form of Sufi devotional music. Khan is one of the biggest and highest paid singers in Pakistan. He is the nephew of Nusrat Fateh Ali Khan, son of Farrukh Fateh Ali Khan and grandson of Qawwali singer Fateh Ali Khan. In addition to Qawwali, he also performs ghazals and other light music. He is also popular as a playback singer in Hindi cinema and the Pakistan film industry.

Rekha Bhardwaj

Rekha Bhardwaj

Rekha Bhardwaj is an Indian singer and live performer. She has received two Filmfare and one National Awards. In addition to Hindi, she has also sung in Bengali, Marathi, Punjabi and Malayalam languages.

KK (singer)

KK (singer)

Krishnakumar Kunnath, popularly known as KK, was an Indian playback singer. Regarded as one of the best and most versatile singers in India, he recorded songs in Hindi, Tamil, Telugu, Kannada, Malayalam, Marathi, Odia, Bengali, Assamese and Gujarati.

Arijit Singh

Arijit Singh

Arijit Singh is an Indian singer and music composer. He sings predominantly in Bengali and Hindi, but has also performed in various other Indian languages. He is the recipient of a National Award and six Filmfare Awards. He is often cited as one of the best singers in the Indian music industry, and has established a huge fan base throughout South Asia, predominantly in India, Pakistan, Bangladesh and Nepal. He is also known as the "King of Playback Singing".

Release

Drishyam was released on 31 July 2015 on 2,365 screens in India.[20]

Reception

Critical reception

Meena Iyer of The Times of India gave the film four out of five stars, describing it as "A suspense drama with a nail-biting finish." Iyer criticized the casting choices for some of the Salgaonkar family, but praised Devgn and Tabu's performances, "Ajay, who is the prey here, shines in his role of the protective father ... Tabu [is] outstanding as his predator."[21] The Indian Express, however, gave the remake two and a half out of five stars and found fault with the chemistry between Devgn and Shriya Saran, who plays his character's wife. Indian Express described Devgan's performance as "stilted" and Tabu's performance as "off-and-on", commenting that she sometimes comes off as stiff.[22]

Rohit Vats of Hindustan Times rated the film three and a half out of five stars, describing it as "Stunning, gripping, edge-of-the-seat, shocking, engrossing". Vats praised the film for being successful as a suspense thriller.[23]

Raja Sen of Rediff gave the film a rating of two and a half out of five stars, noting the pace of the film begins "far too snoozily".[24] Sen described Tabu's character as Inspector General Nair as a "badass superstar", but overall felt "the film is clumsily written, with dialogue that sounds wooden.[24] 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. You know what happened but even then you are taken for a ride and start believing in it."[25]

Martin D'Souza of Glamsham gave it four out of five stars and stated "Drishyam is a spot-on crime thriller that has some 'heart-in-your-mouth' moments. It's set up in a made-up village called Pondolim in North Goa. What's satisfying about the entire screenplay is that what Vijay is doing on screen is what you will do for your family. Nothing less; after all, family is all that we have!"[26]

Subhash .K. Jha gave it four and a half out of five stars and stated "Nishikant Kamat's Drishyam is an outright winner. It is a remarkably resonant remake and a unique stand-alone experience."[27]

Suchitra Bajpai Chaudhary of Gulf News gave it four and a half out of five stars and stated "There are no loose ends in the plot; every character, every situation is well planned and visualised to perfection. The background score is evocative though a song highlighting the trauma of the characters seemed eminently forgettable."[28]

The Free Press Journal (FPJ Bureau) Said, "The climax is just awesome and worth watching and waiting for. Performance-wise, Ajay is very good, as is Tabu. Shriya and the daughters have also acted brilliantly and did justice to their characters. The film's direction and screenplay are very good, while the music is okay. I would say, the movie is must watch."[29]

The review aggregator website Rotten Tomatoes reported that 80% of critics had given the film a positive review based on 15 reviews, with an average rating of 6.5/10.[30]

Box office

By the end of its first week, Drishyam had grossed approximately 463 million (US$5.8 million).[31] The movie grossed 629 million (US$7.9 million) in 13 days at the domestic box office.[32] By the end of its second week, the film had grossed about 64.17 crore (US$8.0 million).[31] By the end of its third weekend, the film had grossed about 687 million (US$8.6 million). By the end of its fifth week, the film had grossed about 757 million (US$9.5 million). [33][34] By the end of its sixth week, the film had grossed about 765 million (US$9.6 million).[35] It attained a total gross of 91.97 crore (US$12 million) (India)[36] in the Indian box office by the end of its run. Internationally, the film collected 155 million (US$1.9 million) in seven weeks[37] and reached a combined worldwide total gross of 1.1 billion (US$14 million).[38]

In 2022 film was released in China earning 30k USD on day 1 and total $4.05 million in lifetime run making total woworldwide total gross of ₹1.47 billion.[39][40]

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The Times of India

The Times of India

The Times of India, also known by its abbreviation TOI, is an Indian English-language daily newspaper and digital news media owned and managed by The Times Group. It is the third-largest newspaper in India by circulation and largest selling English-language daily in the world. It is the oldest English-language newspaper in India, and the second-oldest Indian newspaper still in circulation, with its first edition published in 1838. It is nicknamed as "The Old Lady of Bori Bunder", and is an Indian "newspaper of record".

Hindustan Times

Hindustan Times

Hindustan Times is an Indian English-language daily newspaper based in Delhi. It is the flagship publication of HT Media, an entity controlled by the KK Birla family, and is owned by Shobhana Bhartia.

Bollywood Hungama

Bollywood Hungama

Bollywood Hungama, previously known as IndiaFM, is a Bollywood entertainment website, owned by Hungama Digital Media Entertainment, which acquired the website in 2000.

Martin D'Souza

Martin D'Souza

Martin D'Souza is an Indian editor and Author.

Subhash K. Jha

Subhash K. Jha

Subhash K. Jha is an Indian journalist and film critic. Based in Patna, Bihar, he is currently film critic with The Times of India, Firstpost, Deccan Chronicle and DNA News, Rediff.com, Free Press Journal, besides TV channels Zee News and News18 India. In the 1980s, he was also book reviewer with The Illustrated Weekly of India, a publication of The Times Group. Other past media outlets he wrote for include entertainment portal Bollywood Hungama.

Gulf News

Gulf News

Gulf News is a daily English language newspaper published from Dubai, United Arab Emirates. It was first launched in 1978, and is currently distributed throughout the UAE and also in other Persian Gulf Countries. Its online edition was launched in 1996. Through its owner Al Nisr Publishing, it is a subsidiary of the Al Tayer Group, which is chaired by Finance Minister Obaid Al Tayer.

The Free Press Journal

The Free Press Journal

The Free Press Journal is an Indian English-language daily newspaper that was established in 1928 by Swaminathan Sadanand, who also acted as its first editor. First produced to complement a news agency, the Free Press of India, it was a supporter of the Independence movement. It is published in Mumbai, India.

Review aggregator

Review aggregator

A review aggregator is a system that collects reviews of products and services. This system stores the reviews and uses them for purposes such as supporting a website where users can view the reviews, selling information to third parties about consumer tendencies, and creating databases for companies to learn about their actual and potential customers. The system enables users to easily compare many different reviews of the same work. Many of these systems calculate an approximate average assessment, usually based on assigning a numeric value to each review related to its degree of positive rating of the work.

Rotten Tomatoes

Rotten Tomatoes

Rotten Tomatoes is an American review-aggregation website for film and television. The company was launched in August 1998 by three undergraduate students at the University of California, Berkeley: Senh Duong, Patrick Y. Lee, and Stephen Wang. Although the name "Rotten Tomatoes" connects to the practice of audiences throwing rotten tomatoes in disapproval of a poor stage performance, the original inspiration comes from a scene featuring tomatoes in the Canadian film Léolo (1992).

Sequel

A sequel was confirmed and announced after the stupendous success of the sequel of the original Malayalam film, Drishyam, which was released in February 2021.

The remake prequel was directed by Nishikant Kamat, but post his death in August 2020, and the remake sequel was directed by producer Kumar Mangat Pathak's son, Abhishek Pathak.

The remake sequel, also titled Drishyam 2, will have the entire cast from the prequel, Ashley Nand, Tabu, Shriya Saran, Ishita Dutta, Mrunal Jadhav and Rajat Kapoor reprising their respective roles along with the addition of Akshaye Khanna and Saurabh Shukla.

Principal photography of the remake sequel commenced in February 2022, and the film was wrapped on 21 June 2022 in Hyderabad. It was released worldwide theatrically on 18 November 2022.[41]

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Malayalam

Malayalam

Malayalam is a Dravidian language spoken in the Indian state of Kerala and the union territories of Lakshadweep and Puducherry by the Malayali people. It is one of 22 scheduled languages of India. Malayalam was designated a "Classical Language of India" in 2013. Malayalam has official language status in Kerala, and Puducherry (Mahé), and is also the primary spoken language of Lakshadweep, and is spoken by 34 million people in India. Malayalam is also spoken by linguistic minorities in the neighbouring states; with significant number of speakers in the Kodagu and Dakshina Kannada districts of Karnataka, and Kanyakumari, district of Tamil Nadu. It is also spoken by the Malayali Diaspora worldwide, especially in the Persian Gulf countries, due to large populations of Malayali expatriates there. There are significant population in each cities in India including Mumbai, Bengaluru, Delhi, Chennai, Ahmedabad, Hyderabad, Kolkata, Pune etc.

Drishyam 2 (2022 film)

Drishyam 2 (2022 film)

Drishyam 2 is a 2022 Indian Hindi-language crime thriller film based on the 2021 Malayalam film of the same name, also serving as a sequel to the 2015 film Drishyam, which in turn was adapted from the eponymous 2013 Malayalam film. The film stars Ajay Devgn, Tabu, Akshaye Khanna, Shriya Saran and Ishita Dutta. It also features Mrunal Jadhav, Rajat Kapoor, Saurabh Shukla and Kamlesh Sawant in supporting roles.

Tabu (actress)

Tabu (actress)

Tabassum Fatima Hashmi, credited as Tabu, is an Indian actress who works primarily in Hindi films, alongside Telugu, Tamil and English films. Regarded as one of the most accomplished actresses in Hindi cinema, she has often played troubled women, from fictional to literary, in both mainstream and independent cinema. She is the recipient of numerous accolades, including two National Film Awards, six Filmfare Awards, and two Filmfare Awards South. In 2011, she was awarded the Padma Shri, the fourth highest Indian civilian honour.

Shriya Saran

Shriya Saran

Shriya Saran Bhatnagar (pronounced [ʃrɪja səɾən]; is an Indian actress who works predominantly in Telugu, Tamil, and Hindi-language films. Although Saran aspired to become a well-known dancer, she became an actress with her film debut in 2001 with the Telugu film Ishtam, and had her first commercial success with Nuvve Nuvve.

Ishita Dutta

Ishita Dutta

Ishita Dutta Sheth is an Indian actress and model. She is most notable for her performance in the 2015 Hindi film Drishyam and its 2022 sequel, Drishyam 2. She has also played the lead role in the TV shows Ek Ghar Banaunga, Bepanah Pyaar and Thoda sa Baadal Thoda sa Paani.

Rajat Kapoor

Rajat Kapoor

Rajat Kapoor is an Indian actor, filmmaker and playwright who works in Hindi cinema. Kapoor was born in Delhi, India. He mainly focused on acting at first. In 2013 he joined the theatre group Chingari in Delhi, later moving to Pune to attend the Film and Television Institute of India (FTII).

Akshaye Khanna

Akshaye Khanna

Akshaye Khanna is an Indian actor who appears in Hindi films. He is the son of actor Vinod Khanna. He has won numerous awards in his career including two Filmfare Awards, three Screen Awards and two IIFA Awards in varied acting categories.

Saurabh Shukla

Saurabh Shukla

Saurabh Shukla is an Indian actor, screenwriter, and film director who works in Hindi films. He is famous for his roles in Satya (1998), Nayak: The Real Hero (2001), Yuva (2004), Lage Raho Munna Bhai (2006), Barfi! (2012), Jolly LLB (2013), Kick (2014), PK (2014), Jolly LLB 2 (2017) and Raid (2018). He has also worked in a short documentary with Ruth Agnihotri and Rachael Agnihotri in Goa.

Principal photography

Principal photography

Principal photography is the phase of producing a film or television show in which the bulk of shooting takes place, as distinct from the phases of pre-production and post-production.

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