The first trailer of Nishikant Kamat's Drishyam, a remake of blockbuster Malayalam film by the same name, was released on Thursday. The fast-paced and chilling 3.13 minute-long video sets the film's premise right from the first frame: Ajay Devgn plays a cable operator accused of abducting Tabu's son. In the original, Malayalam superstar Mohan Lal played the lead role.
The movie also stars Shriya Sharan, Rajat Kapoor and Tabu in lead roles. While Tabu plays a cop - IG Mehra Deshmukh, Shriya plays Ajay's wife.
Director Nishikant Kamat, who won the National Film Award for Best Feature Film in Marathi for his debut film Dombivali Fast in 2006, has managed to create the suspense over Ajay's innocence and there is enough clues in the trailer to support both sides - guilty or not.
Ajay Devgn played Taran Bhardwaj, a villainous character in Anees Bazmee's Deewanagee (2006), where he essayed the role of a man who fakes split personality to prove himself as innocent in the eyes of the law. Ajay Devgan bagged the Filmfare, Zee and Star Screen awards that year for the best villain. Going by his previous performance, our expectations are high.
The film is set to hit theatres on July 31. Mohanlal's Drishyam, directed by Jeethu Joseph, was also remade in Kannada as Drishya (2014), Telugu as Drushyam (2014) and the Tamil version starring Kamal Haasan Papanasam is all set to hit theatres. (2015)