Ajay Devgn starrer ‘Drishyam 2’ is enjoying a glorious run at the box office. With slight drops, the film has managed to retain a steady collection.
On Wednesday, the film added Rs 9.50 crore nett to its total. At the end of six days, ‘Drishyam 2’ has made a total business of Rs 94.50 crore nett, reports boxofficeindia. The present trend suggests that this thriller will rake in around 103 crore nett at the end of its first week at the box office. ‘Drishyam 2’ has performed well in Mumbai/Gujarat circuits. Due to the massive success of ‘Drishyam 2’, the advance booking of ‘Bhediya’ has been low, reports Times of India.
Late Nishikant Kamat had called the shots for the first part, while Abhishek Pathak stepped in to direct the sequel. Speaking about his directorial, Abhishek had shared, “When we bought the rights of Drishyam 2, I never intended to direct it. But in Nishi sir’s (director of Drishyam, Nishikant Kamath, who passed away in 2020) absence, we had to find someone to helm this project. A few months before we went on the floors, my dad (producer Kumar Mangat Pathak) asked me, ‘Why don’t you think about it?’ But then, I didn’t want to direct a remake, especially when someone has set a benchmark. It is when a lot of people around me said that I should think about it, that I took it up as a challenge to make my own version of it. I worked with writer Aamil Keeyan Khan and it took me a good 7-8 months to rewrite the entire screenplay. Making a remake, which has won so much love, is a big responsibility and I just wanted to do it correctly. First, Jeethu Joseph (director of Malayalam, Drishyam) set a benchmark, then Nishi sir set a benchmark, so I had to follow a certain route. I had to be loyal to the world that was already created, but at the same time, I had the liberty to be creative as the story unfolds seven years later. I thought I would be the right person as I have lived that film with Nishi sir while he was directing it. I was there during the shoot of the film. Finally, I did it and I am very happy and satisfied with what I have done.”