Drishyam 2 Hindi remake in legal trouble over rights
By Lokmat English Desk | Published: May 5, 2021 06:38 PM2021-05-05T18:38:40+5:302021-05-05T18:45:55+5:30
Producer Kumar Mangat Pathak of Panorama Studio International recently bought the Hindi remake rights of Malayalam hit Drishyam 2 ...
Producer Kumar Mangat Pathak of Panorama Studio International recently bought the Hindi remake rights of Malayalam hit Drishyam 2 – The Resumption. Now according to media reports, Viacom 18 Motion Pictures which co-produced the first part starring Ajay Devgn, Tabu and Ishita Dutta, has filed a legal case against producer Kumar Mangat.The first hearing of the case will be held soon. Viacom 18 has apparently stated that Mangat cannot disassociate them from the Drishyam franchise or collaborate with someone else and make its own. However, an official statement is still awaited.
Drishyam starring Ajay Devgn in the lead, released in India on 31 July 2015. The film was jointly produced by Kumar Mangat Pathak, Ajit Andhare and Abhishek Pathak, and stars Ajay Devgn, Tabu and Shriya Saran, and also features Ishita Dutta and Mrunal Jadhav. The original version also featured Meena, Ansiba Hassan and Esther Anil, reprising their roles from the first part. Written and directed by Jeethu Joseph, Drishyam 2 was produced by Antony Perumbavoor under Aashirvad Cinemas banner.