Pooja of Kamal Haasan's upcoming Tamil flick "Drishyam" was held on 16 July. The film is the remake of the Malayalam super hit film "Drishyam" starring Mohanlal and Meena in the lead. Jeethu Joseph, who directed the Malayalam version will direct the Tamil version too. The film will be jointly produced by Wide Angle Creations and Raj Kumar Theatres Pvt Ltd.
"Drishyam" was also re-made in Telugu and Kannada. The Kannada version "Drishya," directed by P. Vasu had V. Ravichandran and Navya Nair in the lead. The Telugu version "Drushyam" had Venkatesh and Meena and was directed by actress turned director Sripriya. Both the films were well received by the audience and were box office hits.
The original version of the film made history in terms of its box office collection. It became the first ever Malayalam film to collect ₹50 crore. It also became the second film to run 100 days in the UAE after Titanic, where more than a million Keralites reside. The film got excellent reviews and Jeethu was appreciated for his attempt to bring a family thriller in Malayalam, which was almost a new genre for its audience. It also won many accolades and awards, including Kerala State Film Awards, Kerala Film Critics Association Awards, Asianet Film Awards and Vanitha Film Awards.
The plot of "Drishyam" is about a common man, Georgekutty and his family, leading a happy family life. Unexpectedly, their life turns upside down after his family commits a crime. The rest of the story revolves around the father's attempts to save his family from the trouble. The Tamil version is said to have a few changes compared to the original version to cater to the taste of Tamil audience.
There were rumours about actress Gauthami making her comeback to films with "Drishyam," but nothing is yet revealed about the other star cast of the film. Industry insiders are eagerly waiting to see how Kamal is going to portray the character of Georgekutty in the film. He is currently busy with his upcoming flick "Uthama Villain" and the shooting of "Drishyam" is expected to kick start by the second half of August.