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Drishyam Budget, Cast, Box Office Collection, Story, Hit or Flop, Review, Release Date


Drishyam is a 2013 Indian Malayalam-language crime thriller film produced by Jeetu Joseph. The film stars Mohanlal, Meena, Ansiba Hassan, Esther Anil, Asha Sharath, Siddique, Kalabhavan Shajon, Roshan Basheer and Neeraj Madhav. Its sequel, Drishyam 2 is slated for release in 2021, produced by Antony Perumbavoor under Ashirvad Cinemas. The story revolves around Georgekutty and his family, who become suspicious when Varun Prabhakar, son of police officer Geeta Prabhakar, goes missing.

Filming began in October 2013 in Thodupuzha. Sujith Vasudev handled the cinematography and Ayub Khan edited the film. Anil Johnson and Vinu Thomas composed the music.

Syedaram won several awards including the Kerala State Film Award for Best Film with Popular Appeal and Aesthetic Value and the Filmfare Award for Best Film – Malayalam. It was also screened at the 45th International Film Festival of India and the 8th Asian Film Festival.

Drashti has been remade in several languages. In 2014, it was remade in Kannada as Drishti and in Telugu as Drushyam. In 2015, it was remade in Tamil as Papanasam and in Hindi as Drishtim. A Sinhala version, Dharmayuddaya, was released in 2017, and a Mandarin Chinese remake, Sheep Without a Shepherd, was released in 2019. This made it the first Indian film to be remade in mainland China. An Indonesian version was announced in September 2021, becoming the first Indian film to be remade in Indonesia. In May 2023, a Korean remake was announced, becoming the first Indian film to be remade in Korean.

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Drishyam Movie Brief Details

Directed byJeethu Joseph
Written byJeethu Joseph
Produced byAntony Perumbavoor
StarringMohanlal, Meena, Asha Sarath, Ansiba Hassan, Esther Anil, Siddique
CinematographySujith Vaassudev
Edited byAyoob Khan
Music bySongs: Vinu Thomas, Anil Johnson
Background Score: Anil Johnson
Production companyAashirvad Cinemas
Distributed byMaxlab Cinemas and Entertainments
Release date19 December 2013 (India)
Running time164 minutes
Budget₹3.5–5 crore
Box officeest. ₹72 crore

Drishyam Cast & Crew

MohanlalGeorgekutty, a local cable TV operator
MeenaRani George, Georgekutty’s wife and Anju’s and Anu’s mother
Ansiba HassanAnju George, George’s and Rani’s elder daughter
Esther AnilAnumol George (Anu), George’s and Rani’s younger daughter
Asha SharathIG Geetha Prabhakar IPS, Prabhakar’s wife and Varun’s mother
SiddiquePrabhakar, Geetha’s husband and Varun’s father
Kalabhavan ShajonConstable Sahadevan, a corrupt police constable and the main antagonist
Neeraj MadhavMonichan
IrshadSI Suresh Babu
Roshan BasheerVarun Prabhakar, Geetha’s and Prabhakar’s son who is the secondary antagonist
Aneesh G. MenonRajesh, Rani’s brother and Georgekutty’s brother-in-law
KunchanHead constable S. Madhavan, a police officer who is supportive to Georgekutty
Kozhikode Narayanan NairSulaiman, Owner of the Tea Shop
Baiju V. K.Soman
P. SreekumarRani’s father
Shobha MohanRani’s mother
Koottickal JayachandranBus owner
Kalabhavan RahmanBus conductor
Kalabhavan HaneefTheatre owner
Balaji SharmaRestaurant owner
Sony G SolomonHotel owner
Pradeep ChandranNew Sub-Inspector
Antony PerumbavoorAntony, a police officer
Mela RaghuRaghu, Waiter at the Tea Shop
Arun S. PanackalAlex, Varun’s friend at Nature Camp
Nisha SarangSchool Principal
Jeethu JosephContractor of New Police Station

Drishyam Gross Box Office Collection

DayIndia Net Collection (₹ Cr)
Day 1 [1st Friday]5.85
Day 2 [1st Saturday]7.50
Day 3 [1st Sunday]9.80
Day 4 [1st Monday]3.60
Day 5 [1st Tuesday]3.45
Day 6 [1st Wednesday]3.30
Day 7 [1st Thursday]3.10
Week 1 Collection36.60
Day 8 [2nd Friday]2.80
Day 9 [2nd Saturday]4.00
Day 10 [2nd Sunday]5.10
Day 11 [2nd Monday]1.60
Day 12 [2nd Tuesday]1.65
Day 13 [2nd Wednesday]1.45
Day 14 [2nd Thursday]1.35
Week 2 Collection17.95
Week 3 Collection7.55
Week 4 Collection3.25
Week 5 Collection1.30
Week 6 Collection0.39
Week 7 Collection0.10
Total Net Collection67.14
Worldwide Collection Gross110.40
Overseas Collection19.77
India Gross Collection90.63
Drishyam Budget48.00
Drishyam VerdictHIT

Drishyam Release Date

Release DatesIndia: 19 December 2013
US, UK, UAE: 3 January 2014
Film Festivals45th International Film Festival of India
8th Asian Film Festival in Jeddah, 2015
Home Media ReleaseFormats: Blu-ray Disc, DVD, VCD
Date: 9 May 2014
Record: New sales record on first day
Plagiarism AllegationsFiled by: Satheesh Paul (August 2014)
Claim: Similarity to script “Oru Mazhakkalathu” (2013)
Court Order: Movie had prima facie similarities, allowed Tamil version to proceed with ₹10 lakh bank guarantee
Case Dismissal: March 2015, Jeethu’s script proved to be written in 2011

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