Drishyam 2 has been released in the theatres today. Directed by Abhishek Pathak, the movie is the remake of the hugely popular Malayalam movie of the same name. The original, which was out in 2013, was a mammoth success that got fans eagerly awaiting its sequel.
While Ajay Devgn, Shriya Saran, Tabu, and Mrunal Jadhav have reprised their roles, actors like Akshaye Khanna, Rajat Kapoor, and Ishita Dutta are the surprise additions to the cast. The movie was extensively shot across the picturesque locales of Goa, Mumbai, and Hyderabad. Now that the movie is finally out for fans to watch, they’re gone ahead and done just that. And, here are a few popular tweets on the world wide web.
The movie reportedly sold 1.5 lakh tickets via advance bookings, which roughly amounted to Rs. 3 crores.
In an interview, Devgn averred how the focus shouldn’t be on whether a film is a remake or not, but rather on its quality. “They have been made since the 50s-60s. Questioning their relevance in the time of pan-India films is valid. But to say remakes don’t work or will not work is invalid. When a movie is remade with an equally favorite big star from their own region, the actor’s faithful audience or fan base will flock to see the remake. Hollywood remakes so many films with different sets of actors after a gap of a few years. People see both versions. The debate is not whether the film is a remake or not, but whether the film is a good one or not.”
On the other hand, actress Sharan who is paired opposite Devgn, in Drishyam 2, has spoken about how her character underwent a massive transformation in the sequel. “In the second film, again, Nandini finds herself sucked into the past and she has this reality in her life that she’s hidden in some dark corner and she doesn’t know how to cope with it. That’s what brings on so many layers to the character in Drishyam 2. As people, we all have a lot of layers… we are all strong within but most of us are not aware of what we are capable of till we are faced with a do-or-die situation in life. As far as Nandini is concerned, there is a lot that I had to understand about her. There is a lot of me in her, but there is also a lot that I had to understand and create.”
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