Celebrations are to ensure that the group of Drishyam 2 because the movie crossed the Rs 100-crore mark yesterday. Director Abhishek Pathak has his personal manner of celebrating the success. “I’ll relaxation now, as I haven’t slept for a yr,” he begins. In a yr when Bollywood has struggled to lure audiences again to theatres, the Ajay Devgn-starrer — an adaptation of Mohanlal’s Malayalam movie franchise of the identical title — has come as a shot within the arm.
“I had seen the Malayalam authentic, however I needed to inform the story in a different way. We didn’t desire a frame-by-frame copy. The modifications occurred by way of storytelling, screenplay, and visible remedy. I used to be assured that we might enter the Rs 100-crore membership.”
The sequel sees Devgn’s Vijay Salgaonkar in a battle of wits with the cops as Akshaye Khanna’s character expedites the seven-year-old case towards him. Various elements, from the movie’s fan-following to the main man’s reputation, contributed to the thriller’s runaway success. “We edited the trailer seven occasions, and the film many occasions. We took the primary minimize to numerous focus teams throughout India. Depending on their suggestions, we made just a few modifications, and made a [tighter] narrative,” says Pathak.
The third a part of Malayalam Drishyam is within the works. So, will we additionally see Devgn return to guard his on-screen household, third time round? “Of course, I’ll direct Drishyam 3. I’d like to direct all future instalments, however let [the third part] get written,” he laughs.
For now, the director is specializing in his private life. He was so engrossed in making Drishyam 2 by means of the yr that he had postponed his marriage ceremony with Khuda Hafiz actor Shivaleeka Oberoi. “The marriage ceremony will occur within the first half of 2023. It will probably be a vacation spot marriage ceremony, however an intimate one.”