“Drishyam” group to print a new edition of South Korea
MUMBAI, May 21 (IANS) Ajay Devgn and Tabu Starrer’s ‘Drishyam’ franchise is pushing boundaries as it is set to be adapted for South Korean audiences with an official Korean remake. ‘Drishyam’ is an Indian franchise that has achieved success in every Indian language be it Malayalam, Tamil, Kannada, Telugu or Hindi.
The announcement was made on Sunday at the India Pavilion at the current edition of the Cannes Film Festival.
The Indian production company, Panorama Studios, and Anthology Studios, founded by the former head of Warner Bros. Domestic Korean Productions. , Jae Choi, “Parasite” actor Song Kang-ho and acclaimed director Kim Jee-woon have signed up for the Korean remake.
The first part of ‘Drishyam’, directed by the late Nishikant Kamat, is about Vijay Salgaonkar who fragments the simple world after an accidental death involving his family and his desperate measures to protect them from the law. With applause-worthy performances from Ajay Devgn, Tabu and Kamlesh Sawant, the movie was a massive hit.
Producer Kumar Mangat Pathak said, “I am excited that the ‘Drishyam’ franchise is being produced in Korean, a first for an Indian film. This will not only increase its reach outside India but also put Hindi cinema on the global map. All these years, it has inspired us Korean cuisine, and now they have found inspiration in one of our films. What could be a greater achievement for an Indian film fraternity!”
Jay Choi is equally optimistic about the collaboration. He said, “We are delighted to have the opportunity to widely remake a successful Indian film with a touch of originality from Korean cinema. The remake has even greater significance as the first major co-production between Korea and India. Through our partnership, we will be able to bring the best of Indian and Korean cinema and bring about remakes.” Meaningful as excellent as the original.”
Noting that the film keeps you connected to its twists and turns, Kumar Mangat Pathak is confident that the Drishyam franchise will find an audience in Korea. [and the rest of the world] also. “This is the beginning of a valuable cultural exchange between the two countries and their film industries.”
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