For the primary time within the historical past of Indian cinema, an Indian movie is being remade in Korean. South Korea’s Anthology Studios and India’s Panorama Studios have collaborated for the remake of the Drishyam franchise in South Korea. Panorama Studios is backed by producer Kumar Mangat Pathak, whereas Anthology Studios is based by former Warner Bros. native Korean manufacturing head, Choi Jae-won, Parasite fame Track Kang-ho and acclaimed director Kim Jee-woon.
The announcement was made on the India Pavilion on Sunday through the ongoing Cannes Movie Competition the place each the studio heads Pathak and Choi had been current.
Drishyam is the 2013 Malayalam crime thriller starring Mohanlal. The movie revolves round Georgekutty, a cable TV operator whose easy life takes a darkish flip after his household will get by chance concerned within the demise of Varun Prabhakar, the son of the IG Geetha Prabhakar.
The movie was a large success and has spawned a number of blockbuster remakes in a number of languages–Drishya (2014) in Kannada starring Ravichandran, Drushyam (2014) in Telugu that includes Venkatesh, Papanasam (2015) in Tamil starring Kamal Haasan, in Hindi as Drishyam (2015) with Ajay Devgn and in Sinhala (Sri Lanka) as Dharmayuddhaya (2017), starring Jackson Anthony. The movie additionally has a Chinese language remake named Sheep And not using a Shepherd (2019) which stars Xiao Yang.
Korean movies are incessantly remade in India; current examples embrace the Kartik Aaryan-starring Dhamaka, an adaptation of The Terror Dwell, Bharat (Ode to My Father), and the upcoming movie Blind, starring Sonam Kapoor, which can be a remake of the 2011 movie Blind. In line with the makers, that is the primary time an Indian movie has been formally remade in Korea.
Speaking in regards to the partnership, Pathak mentioned, “I’m excited that the Drishyam franchise is being made in Korean. All these years, we have been inspired by Korean fare, now they have found a muse in one of our films. What can be a bigger achievement for the Indian film fraternity? This is the beginning of a valuable cultural exchange between both countries and their film industries.”
Excited in regards to the collaboration, Choi additional said, “The remake has greater significance as the first major co-production between Korea and India. Through our partnership, we will be able to bring the best of both Indian and Korean cinema and make a meaningful remake that is as excellent as the original.”
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