Drishyam sweeps China
Drishyam, a 2013 Malayalam film directed by Jeethu Joseph, is now a Chinese blockbuster.
The film, which starred Mohanlal in the Malayalam original and Kamal Haasan in its Tamil remake, was bought by a Chinese production house a year ago for a remake.
The Chinese remake entitled Sheep Without A Shepherd was released all over China on December 13, 2019 and became an instant hit, raking in $31.13 million in the first week, making it a bigger success at the Chinese box office than Jumanji 2: The Next Level, reports the Chinese portal CGTN.
This crime thriller has been a big success in three Indian languages, Malayalam, Telugu and also in Hindi.
In Drishyam in Hindi, Ajay Devgn played the protective father plotting a devious alibi to protect his family from the law. Tabu played the cop on the prowl. The cop’s role is played by the legendary Chinese actress Joan Chen in The Sheep Without A Shepherd.