Ajay Devgn and Shriya Saran in 'Drishyam'
Ajay Devgn and Shriya Saran in 'Drishyam'Varinder Chawla

The second day box office collection of Ajay Devgn-Tabu starrer "Drishyam" showed growth around 17% growth on its second day in India.

"Drishyam", which is a thriller directed by Nishikant Kamath, earned Rs 9.40 crore on second day, i.e. on Saturday from the domestic box office. The two-day box office collection of Ajay-Tabu starrer now stands at Rs 17.45 crore.

"Drishyam" was released in just 2,365 screens in India and despite that the box-office collection showed huge jump on Saturday.

"TERRIFIC word of mouth translates into SUPER growth in biz on Day 2. #Drishyam Thu pre + Fri 8.05 cr, Sat 9.40 cr. Total: ₹ 17.45 crore," trade analyst Taran Adarsh added.

The film is now looking for a Rs 30+ crore opening weekend in India, as the word of mouth is strong.

"Drishyam" is a remake of Malayalam film of the same name. Talking about the remaking a Malayalam film, director Kamath said regional film gets restricted to two-three states, while Bollywood films are seen by more people across India.

"Regional films get restricted to three-four states. When you make it in Hindi, it goes to 20-22 states. The film has such a good story that needs to be told. I took pride in making 'Drishyam' and what audience can expect is a fantastic thriller...Maybe 'Drishyam' will help us to open up a new genre of filmmaking," Kamath told IANS.

The thriller drama also features Shriya Saran, Rajat Kapoor and Ishita Dutta in prominent roles.