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The global expansion of Indian cinema leaps forward with the Hollywood remake of “Drishyam,” solidifying its reputation as a cinematic gem.


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“Drishyam,” the acclaimed Indian film by Jeetu Joseph, is set to conquer international screens with its upcoming Hollywood remake, according to a report by Hindustan Times. The movie, which originally debuted in Malayalam in 2013 and starred Mohanlal, Meena, Ansiba Hassan, and Esther Anil, has already achieved success through remakes in various Indian languages and even a Chinese adaptation. Now, it’s poised to make its mark in Hollywood.

Producers Kumar Mangat Pathak and Abhishek Pathak announced their ambitious plans for the English remake at the Cannes Film Festival 2023. The project, a collaboration between Panorama Studios, Gulfstream Pictures, and JOAT Films, marks a significant milestone as “Drishyam” becomes the first Indian film to receive a Hollywood adaptation.

According to trade analyst Ramesh Bala, the move signifies “Drishyam’s” global expansion following its success in Indian and Chinese markets. Sreedhar Pillai also noted that Panorama Studios secured international remake rights for both “Drishyam” and its sequel “Drishyam 2” from the original producers, Aashirvad Cinemas.

Since its Malayalam release, “Drishyam” has seen remarkable success, spawning remakes in Kannada, Telugu, Tamil, and Hindi, featuring acclaimed actors like Ravichandran, Venkatesh, Kamal Haasan, and Ajay Devgn. International adaptations, including Sinhala and Mandarin-Chinese versions, have further cemented its global appeal.

With Hollywood and other international remakes in progress, “Drishyam” continues to captivate audiences worldwide, reaffirming its status as a cinematic masterpiece with universal resonance. The anticipation surrounding the Hollywood adaptation underscores the enduring legacy and global recognition of its gripping narrative.

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