South Korean movies are highly appreciated across the globe and are no strangers to India as well. But this time, ‘Drishyam’ would be the first Indian film to be remade in the Korean language. After its triumphant success in various Indian languages Malayalam, Tamil, Kannada, Telugu and Hindi, the film is all set to get its Korean version.
The announcement for the same was made on Sunday (21 May 2023) at India Pavilion during the Cannes Film Festival by the two studios’ heads Kumar Mangat Pathak and Jay Choi. Indian production banner Panorama Studios and South Korea’s Anthology Studios will be uniting to let us witness the first film collaboration between India and Korea.
Jay Choi formed a production company called Anthology Studios with director Kim Jee- woon and Parasite actor Song Kang-ho, the trio produced a lot of hits together and would be making the remake of the hit Malayalam movie.
Producer of the film Kumar Mangat Pathak said, “I’m excited that the Drishyam franchise is being made in Korean, a first for a Hindi film. This will not only increase its reach outside India but will also put Hindi cinema on the global map. 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!”
The Korean production head Jay Choi seems to have a similar reaction regarding the same. He said, “We are thrilled to have an opportunity to remake a massively successful Hindi film with a touch of originality from Korean cinema. And 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”.
Malayalam suspense thriller is riding high since its launch. It has been remade in many languages and is now ready to add South Korea to its list!