"I loved the film, but even before I thought of remaking it
Tamil or Telugu, I realised that the remake rights were sold and
even its principal casting was finished. However, when a production
house called me to direct the Kannada version of the remake, I was
up for it," Vasu told IANS.
In the film, Kannada veteran actor Ravichandran will reprise the
role that Mohanlal played in the original. Vasu says it
was Ravichandran who referred his name to the producers. "Ravi had
referred my name to the producers. We've known each other for a
long time and he wanted me to direct it. He was also prepared to
direct it himself if I was unavailable. But luckily, I'm not
occupied with any other project," he added.
A family thriller, Drishyam tracks the story of a father's
efforts to cover up a murder committed by his family. The film has
emerged as the biggest hit in Malayalam filmdom. Mohanlal and
Meena played the
lead roles in the original. Continue reading the story on
Meena Likely To Play Female Lead In Kannada Too
Sources said that as Meena is a household name in Karnataka with
many of her films with Ravichandran, she is likely to play female
lead in Kannada version too.
Kamal And Venki In Tamil And Telugu Version
While Kamal Hassan will be playing the lead in its Tamil
version, Daggubati Venkatesh will feature in the Telugu
Drishyam, which was released in December 2013 is still
taking Box Office by storm. It is said that after the commercial
success of Drishyam, there was a huge demand for the
remake rights of the movie across South India.