Malayalam superstar, Mohanlal, who is celebrating his 60th birthday today, has given a special treat to his fans. The Janatha Garage actor has announced Drishyam on his special day and shared a short promo of it, where we see Mohanlal returning as Georgekutty. The film will narrate the events that happened seven years after the high-profile case, which shook the Kerala town. Apart from Mohanlal, the original cast of Drishyam Meena (George Kutty’s wife) and (daughters) Ansiba Hassan and Esther Anil will reprise their roles. Also Read – Is Mohanlal and Trisha starrer RAM shelved? Director Jeethu Joseph clarifies
Talking about the announcement of Drishyam, Jeethu Joseph told Manorama online that he got mixed reactions from the people. “Frankly, I am surprised by some of the reactions to the news, though I must concede I expected such mixed reactions. Let me make it clear that I can’t write a sequel for such an overpowering lm like ‘Drishyam‘ in such a short span. It has been brewing in my mind for a long time, say four-ve years, and my initial decision was not to go ahead. I almost dropped the plan though the idea always lingered. But everywhere I went, people almost pestered me about the possibility of a sequel. One or two top production houses in Mumbai too asked me about it.” Also Read – Kamal Haasan reveals he envied Mohanlal for his quality of work
He added, “Soon after Drishyam, Mohanlal and Antony Perumbavoor too had expressed their wish to take the story and the project forward. During long journeys, my mind kept going back to the family of George Kutty. Slowly, I started writing down my thoughts, leading to a rough draft. Again, I discussed this with Mohanlal, who gave me an instant go-ahead. Even Antony was excited, but I was not yet confident about its feasibility or making the project public. We were busy shooting Ram. Answering the rest part of the question, I am already working on three projects, including Hindi and Tamil.”
Drishyam has been remade in several languages including Ajay Devgn and Shriya Saran‘s Drishyam (Hindi) and Kamal Haasan‘s Paapnasam (Tamil). Drishyam 2 will be produced by Antony Perumbavoor, who also bankrolled the first part. So, are you excited for the film? Tweet and let us know @bollywood_life.