Ajay Devgn and Tabu starrer ‘Drishyam’ to be remade in South Korea | Deets Inside

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Ajay Devgn and Tabu-starrer ‘Drishyam’ franchise is transcending boundaries as it’s set to be tailored for South Korean audiences with the official Korean remake. Indian manufacturing banner Panorama Studios and Anthology Studios from South Korea on Sunday introduced a partnership for the remake. The announcement was made on the India Pavilion throughout the ongoing Cannes Movie Competition by the studios with their respective heads Kumar Mangat Pathak and Jay Choi in attendance. “Drishyam”, the Malayalam crime thriller, follows Georgekutty (Mohanlal) and his household, who come underneath suspicion when Varun Prabhakar, the son of the IG Geetha Prabhakar, goes lacking.

The 2013 film was written and directed by Jeethu Joseph. The success of the movie led to remakes and sequels in 4 Indian languages: “Drishya” (2014) in Kannada, “Drushyam” (2014) in Telugu, “Papanasam” (2015) in Tamil, and “Drishyam” (2015).

In response to the makers, the mission marks the primary time a Hindi movie is being formally remade in Korean language. Pathak, who has acquired a number of language rights for “Drishyam”, mentioned he’s trying ahead to taking the movie franchise to South Korea. “I’m excited that the ‘Drishyam’ franchise is being made in Korean, a first for a Hindi film. This will not only increase its reach outside India but will also put Hindi cinema on the global map. All these years, we have been inspired by Korean fare, now they have found a muse in one of our films. What can be a bigger achievement for the Indian film fraternity,” the producer mentioned in a press release.

Choi, who co-founded Anthology Studios with “Parasite” star Tune Kang-ho and acclaimed director Kim Jee-woon, mentioned he’s excited concerning the collaboration. “We’re thrilled to have a chance to remake a massively profitable Hindi movie with a contact of originality from Korean cinema. And the remake has larger significance as the primary main co-production between Korea and India.

By means of our partnership, we will convey the most effective of each Indian and Korean cinema and make a significant remake that’s as glorious as the unique,” Choi added.

US-based Jack Nguyen, former Warner Bros government, will function government producer on the Korean remake of “Drishyam”. Nguyen has labored with Pathak on WB-produced comedy “Atithi Tum Kab Jaoge” and with Choi within the critically-acclaimed blockbuster drama “Age of Shadows” starring Tune.

“I have history with and the utmost respect for these highly-regarded producers so it was a natural fit for me to bring them together to collaborate on a great story in ‘Drishyam’. I’m excited to help them make history with this first-of-its-kind Indian-Korean co-production,” added Nguyen.

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(With PTI inputs)

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