Drishyam, translated as “Visual,” is a gripping crime thriller movie directed by Nishikant Kamat. Originally released in 2015, it is an Indian Hindi-language film that serves as a remake of the acclaimed 2013 Malayalam film, also titled Drishyam.
Drishyam Hindi Movie 2015 Cast, Plot, Production, & Release
Starring Ajay Devgn, Tabu, Shriya Saran, Ishita Dutta, and Rishab Chadha, the film was originally released on July 31, 2015. It quickly gained both critical acclaim and commercial success, amassing over ₹111 crores worldwide. Its triumph led to the release of a sequel, Drishyam 2, in 2022. The film’s global reach expanded even further when it premiered in China in 2022, raking in a remarkable $4.05 million and pushing its total worldwide earnings beyond ₹147 crores.
The story unfolds in the fictional village of Pondolem, located in Goa, where a new con man arrives and joins the recently established local police station. While exploring the station alongside a constable, he spots a man named Vijay Salgaonkar sitting at one end. Curious, the newcomer inquires if the man is indeed Vijay Salgaonkar and the constable affirms. At that moment, the film delves into a flashback as “Vijay” closes his eyes, transporting the audience to his past.
Vijay Salgaonkar is portrayed as an orphan who discontinued his education after completing the fourth grade. Presently, he leads a content life as a businessman, managing a cable TV service in Goa. He is happily married to Nandini, and together they have two daughters—Anju, whom Vijay has lovingly adopted and is currently studying in twelfth grade, and Anu, who is a sixth-grade student.
|Real Name||Role Name|
|Ajay Devgn||Vijay Salgaonkar|
|Tabu||IGP Meera Deshmukh|
|Ishita Dutta||Anju Salgaonkar|
|Rishab Chadha||Sameer Deshmukh|
|Kamlesh Sawant||SI Laxmikant Gaitonde|
|Yogesh Soman||Insp. Vinayak Sawant|
|Sharad Bhutadiya||Martin Uncle|
|Ashish Warang||New Senior Inspector|
|Tarun Shukla||Swami Chinmayanand|
|Shriya Saran||Nandini Salgaonkar|
|Rajat Kapoor||Mahesh Deshmukh|
|Mrunal Jadhav||Anu Salgaonkar|
|Yogesh Sonam||Sr. Insp. Shrikant Prabhu|
|Prathamesh Parab||Inspector Vinayak Sawant|
|Anil Nagarkar||Contractor Rane|
|Smita Inamdar||School Principal|
Kamlesh Sawant, the actor who plays the role of ruthless police officer Laxmikant Gaitonde In Drishyam 2.
Shriya Saran is currently riding high on the splendid box office run of Drishyam 2. In the film, she reprises her role as Ajay Devgn’s wife.
She is best known for essaying the role of Anu Salgaonkar in the 2015 Bollywood thriller film Drishyam.
I apologize for any confusion, but there seems to be an error in the information provided. Anil Nagarkar is not a known Indian actor associated with the Marathi film industry or the movie “Drishyam” from 2015.
In October 2014, it was initially announced that Saif Ali Khan would assume the lead role and portray the character previously played by Mohanlal in the 2013 Malayalam film. However, subsequent reports were suggesting that Akshay Kumar would take on the lead role. Eventually, in November 2014, it was officially confirmed that Ajay Devgn would star in the Hindi remake of the 2013 film Drishyam.
The music for Drishyam is composed by Vishal Bhardwaj with lyrics written by Gulzar. A song titled “Carbon Copy”, which was sung by Ash King was released on 7 July 2015. The music rights for Drishyam are acquired by Zee Music Company.
|“Carbon Copy”||Ash King||03:34|
|“Dum Ghutta Hai”||Rahat Fateh Ali Khan, Rekha Bhardwaj||04:30|
|“Kab Kahan Se”||KK||03:58|
|“Kya Pata”||Arijit Singh||04:14|
Drishyam was released on 31 July 2015 on 2,365 screens in India.
Theatrical Release Poster
by Jeethu Joseph
|Box office||est. ₹147.87 crore|
|Directed by||Jithu Joseph|
|Distributed by||Viacom18 Motion Pictures|
|Edited by||Aarif Sheikh|
|Music by||Songs: Vishal BhardwajScore: Sameer Phaterpekar|
|Produced by||Kumar Mangat Pathak
|Release date||31 July 2015|
|Running time||160 minutes|
|Story by||Jeethu Joseph|
|Written by||with Joseph|
According to Meena Iyer of The Times of India, the film received a rating of four out of five stars. She characterized it as a suspenseful drama with a gripping and thrilling conclusion. While Iyer expressed some criticism regarding the casting choices for certain members of the Salgaonkar family, she had high praise for the performances of Ajay Devgn and Tabu.
By the end of its first week, Drishyam had amassed an impressive gross of around ₹463 million (equivalent to US$5.8 million). Within 13 days of its release, the movie went on to gross approximately ₹629 million (equivalent to US$7.9 million) at the domestic box office. After its second week, the film’s total earnings reached approximately ₹64.17 crore (equivalent to US$8.0 million).
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