Drishyam is a cult classic Indian movie that has been made in several languages and now, the Anthology Studios of South Korea and Panorama Studios of India have collaborated for the Korean remake of the movie, making it the first to be remade in Korean in Indian cinema history. For the uninitiated, Drishyam was originally made in Malayalam, starring superstar Mohanlal. The movie was made in several other languages including Hindi, and Telugu.

Drishyam Korean Remake

For the Korean remake, Producer Kumar Mangat Pathak of Panorama Studios and Choi Jae-won, a former local Korean production manager for Warner Bros., Song Kang-ho, and Kim Jee-woon created Anthology Studios have joined hands to keep the essence of the movie intact. The announcement was made by both the production houses’ heads during the 76th Cannes Film Festival on Sunday at the India Pavilion.

Drishyam Korean Movie Cast

The first installment’s production is anticipated to begin next year, according to reports.  Song Kang-ho, who starred in Parasite, and Cobweb director Kim Jee-woon are expected to be part of the adaptation.

Korean Movies remade in India 

The 2013 Malayalam criminal thriller ‘Drishyam’ starring Mohanlal was a huge hit and inspired several successful remakes in different languages, including Kannada, Telugu, Tamil, Hindi, and Sri Lanka. The movie also had a Chinese adaptation with the title ‘Sheep Without a Shepherd’ in 2019 starring Xiao Yang.

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Indian remakes of Korean films are common; recent examples include the Sonam Kapoor-starring picture Blind, which is also a remake of the 2011 film Blind, as well as the movie Dhamaka starring Kartik Aaryan, which is the adaptation of The Terror Live, and Salman Khan starrer Bharat (Ode to My Father). The creators claim that this is the first official Korean remake of an Indian movie.