‘3 to 4 Drishyams’ are the tonic Bollywood wants, says Ajay Devgn

New Delhi: ‘Drishyam 2’, headlined by Ajay Devgn has introduced some much-needed cheer to the beleaguered Bollywood field workplace with a robust opening worldwide weekend gross of Rs 89 crore, reviews ‘Selection’.

The suspense thriller, which additionally stars Tabu and Akshaye Khanna, is a sequel to the 2015 hit ‘Drishyam’. The Hindi-language movies are remakes of the Malayalam-language ‘Drishyam’ movies (2013 and 2021) headlined by Mohanlal. Bollywood has been present process a box-office hunch in 2022 and ‘Drishyam 2’ serves as a tonic to revive it.

“To talk about tonic, I feel it needs three or four Drishyams — that is what is required, I hope this is the beginning,” Devgn informed ‘Selection’ in an unique interview. “The bottomline is all about entertainment. Also, when I watch a film, I really need to enjoy it, whatever the kinds of emotion it has.”

He added: “I feel it is not very easy to make entertaining films — you have to keep the audiences engaged for two and a half hours. And audiences have become very smart, so you can’t just give them bullshit. Even when you talk about entertainment in commercial cinema, you have to give them something new.”

Trying into his future, Devgn stated: “I want to pick up characters who have done great things and made great sacrifices, and people don’t know much about them. So, we have two or three scripts that we’re working on.”

He was referencing his interval drama, ‘Tanhaji: The Unsung Warrior’, which was the largest Indian box-office hit of 2020. ‘Selection’ reviews Devgn is now planning on taking the franchise ahead with movies and collection based mostly on the idea of the unsung warrior.

“An unsung warrior for me does not mean sacrifices from that era, it could be in today’s society. There are a lot of people who amaze you by the kind of work they’re doing and making sacrifices,” he stated.

Subsequent up for Devgn is ‘Bholaa’, a remake of the 2019 Tamil-language Lokesh Kanagaraj hit ‘Kaithi’ (Prisoner), which he’s additionally directing. The movie is in put up manufacturing and due for a March 2023 launch, ‘Selection’ reviews.

Additionally prepared for theatrical launch is ‘Maidaan’, a interval biographical soccer movie based mostly on the lifetime of the legendary Indian coach Syed Abdul Rahim. The movie, which has Priyamani, Rudranil Ghosh and Gajraj Rao in different lead roles, and the music of A.R. Rahman, is scheduled to be launched on February 17, 2023.

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