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Drishyam 2: Finally Bollywood movie enters in 200 cr club

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  • The Drishyam 2 team has a lot to be happy about, as the Hindi remake surpassed the 200 crore mark on Saturday.

The Drishyam 2 team has several reasons to rejoice, as the Hindi remake crossed the 200 crore mark on Saturday. 

The Hindi film, a sequel to the 2015 film Drishyam, is also a remake of the 2021 hit Malayalam movie featuring Mohanlal. 

Ajay Devgn, Shriya Saran, as well as Tabu all return for the sequel, and Akshaye Khanna has been added to the cast. 

Drishyam 2 is directed by Abhishek Pathak and produced by Kumar Mangat Pathak, Abhishek Pathak, Bhushan Kumar, and Krishan Kumar. On November 18, it was released in theatres.

As the film approached this new milestone, trade analyst Taran Adarsh shared the numbers. He stated, “#Drishyam2 joins the 200 crore club… DOUBLE CENTURY is #AjayDevgn’s third film… 2017: #GolmaalAgain / Diwali / Day 24 2020: #Tanhaji / non-holiday / Day 15 2022: #Drishyam2 / non-holiday / Day” The thriller earned 4.67 crores on its 4th Saturday, bringing its total to 203.59 crores, an exclusive club.

The movie also marks a personal milestone for Ajay, as it is his 3rd film to gross 200 crores, following Golmaal Again (2017) and Tanhaji (2020). 

Tanhaji and Drishyam 2 were all released on non-holidays, whereas the former was released on Diwali five years ago. Taran also stated that Drishyam 2 would likely surpass Golmaal Again’s lifetime earnings on Sunday.

Drishyam 2: Finally Bollywood movie enters in 200 cr club
Drishyam 2: Finally Bollywood movie enters in 200 cr club. Image from Hotstar

With a promising 4th Saturday, all eyes are on Sunday to see whether the Hindi film can extend its strong performance into the following week. 

Avatar: The Way Of Water, directed by James Cameron, opens in theatres on December 16, giving the remake just five days before another sequel, Avatar: The Last Airbender. 

In the run-up to its release, the Hollywood movie has already set a record by earning more than 10 crore nett in bookings.

According to the Hindustan Times review of Drishyam, “Drishyam 2 is packed with commercial potboiler ingredients, such as dialogues, punchlines, expressions, and even subtly placed humour. 

Each track opens a fresh can of worms and defies comprehension. Justifying the story, an equally engrossing screenplay by Aamil Keeyan Khan and [Abhishek] Pathak gives Drishyam 2 a competitive edge and keeps it on track.”

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