Drishyam to be remade in Hollywood

Indian cinema goes global: ‘Drishyam’ to be remade in Hollywood

As reported by Hindustan Times, Jeetu Joseph’s critically acclaimed film Drishyam is gearing up for a global takeover as it prepares to produce an English remake in Hollywood. The film, made in Malayalam in 2013 and starring Mohanlal, Meena, Ansiba Hassan, and Esther Anil, has already enjoyed success with remakes in several Indian languages ​​and even a Chinese adaptation. The cult franchise is now about to gain a foothold in Hollywood.

Producers Kumar Mangat Pathak and Abhishek Pathak unveiled their ambitious plans for the English remake at the Cannes Film Festival in 2023. The project is a collaboration between Panorama Studios, Gulfstream Pictures, and JOAT Films. This announcement marks a significant milestone, as Drishyam becomes the first Indian film to benefit from a Hollywood adaptation.

Trade analyst Ramesh Bala shared the news, pointing out that the Korean remake was announced earlier and that the franchise is now taking the next step with the Hollywood project. Sreedhar Pillai added on X that Panorama Studios has secured the international remake rights of Drishyam and its sequel, Drishyam 2 from original producer Aashirvad Cinemas.

Drishyam’s journey has been extraordinary, starting with its Malayalam release in 2013. Its gripping storyline and stellar performances soon led to remakes in Kannada (Drishya), Telugu (Drushyam), Tamil (Papanasam), and Hindi (Drishyam) . years with renowned actors like Ravichandran, Venkatesh, Kamal Haasan, and Ajay Devgn in lead roles.

The success continued with international adaptations, including a Sinhala version titled Dharmayuddhaya in 2017 and a Mandarin Chinese adaptation titled Sheep Without a Shepherd in 2019. Several directors took the helm of the remakes in different languages, with Jeetu Joseph directing the Tamil version.

With Indonesian and Korean remakes already in the works, the Hollywood adaptation marks a new high for the Drishyam franchise. The rarity of a successful sequel, Drishyam 2, released in 2021, has further strengthened the franchise’s reputation. Hailed as a worthy sequel to the original, the sequel has been remade in Telugu, Kannada, and Hindi, expanding the legacy of this iconic Indian thriller.

As the English remake unfolds, Drishyam is poised to captivate global audiences and cement its status as a cinematic masterpiece with universal appeal. The prospect of this Hollywood project reinforces the film’s lasting legacy and the global recognition of its gripping story.