Preparations have begun to remake Ajay Devgn and Tabu starrer Drishyam Movies franchise in Korea. This was announced during the Cannes Film Festival. With this, the Drishyam franchise is going to step into the country as well as abroad. Ajay’s character in the Korean remake will be played by Song Kang Ho, who won the Best International Film title at the Oscars 2020.
This will be the first Indian film to be remade in South Korea. With this, it is a matter of great pride for the Indian film industry. However, let us tell you that Drishyam made in Hindi itself is a remake of the 2013 Malayalam film Drishyam. Drishyam has so far been remade not only in Hindi but also in Kannada, Telugu and Tamil. All the remakes of the film have been successful so far.
Even though Drishyam will be a remake of an Indian film, several changes will be made keeping in mind the Korean audience. Indian production company Panorama Studios and Anthology Studios of Warner Bros’ ex-local Korean head Jay Choi have signed up for the remake. Also, Parasite actor Song Kang Ho and director Kim Ji Woon have partnered for the Korean remake.
Drishyam will be the first remake to be made officially in the Korean language. With this, this will be the first collaboration between an Indian and a Korean studio. According to a report in Deadline, production on the first installment of the film is expected to begin next year.
Expressing happiness over the collab, Kumar Mangat Pathak told Deadline, “I am excited that the Drishyam franchise is being made in Korean, which is a first for a Hindi film. This will not only increase its reach outside India but will also give Hindi cinema a special place on the global stage. Over the years, we have been inspired a lot by Korean films and dramas, now he has got inspiration from one of our films.
Anthology Studios co-founder Jay Choi, executive of Warner Bros., said – We are very excited to remake a successful Hindi film while completely retaining the originality of Korean cinema. The first collaboration between Korea and India has great importance in itself. Through the collab, we will bring to the screen the best of both Indian and Korean cinema. We will make a meaningful remake that is as great as the original.