Super news for Emraan Hashmi, the lovers of thrills, and those who are aware of the caliber of the acclaimed award winning Malayalam director Jeethu Joseph. The DRISHYAM fame helmer is set to make his bollywood debut with a game changing horror thriller starring Emraan Hashmi.
Best known for Mohanlal starrer, DRISHYAM, Jeetu Joseph yet untitled film is being presented by Viacom18 Motion Pictures and produced by Sunir Kheterpal for AZURE Entertainment. The movie will be shot in a single schedule between May and July this year.
Promising to change the face of horror thrillers in the country, the film shall combine interesting dynamics of a crime mystery thriller with elements of horror and shall have the audiences at the edge of seats. In a remarkable turn, the makers have rope in Rishi Kapoor also for the same.
AZURE Entertainment and Viacom18 Motion Pictures today made the announcement about this project by issung a press statement.
Jeethu Joseph said, “directing a Hindi feature film has been on the anvil for some time and I have been waiting for the right story. This crime mystery thriller with elements of horror has excited me tremendously and we have got perfect casting for the two protagonists in the film. I am looking forward to start the film at the earliest.”
Says Emraan Hashmi, "I'm really excited about this one. The film will be a riveting, nail biting treat for fans of the genre and with Jeethu at the helm of things, , I'm confident the film will be a game changer".
Sunir Kheterpal, CEO – AZURE Entertainment says, “Jeethu Joseph is a superlative directing talent and we are proud to be producing his Hindi feature film debut. Viacom18 Motion Pictures has a great track record on backing content driven films and we are happy to collaborate with them on this film”.
Ajit Andhare, COO – Viacom18 Motion Pictures said, “Ever since we produced DRISHYAM, a Hindi remake of Jeethu Joseph’s original masterpiece, we have been looking for a subject to make with Jeethu in Hindi. This amazing crime thriller, developed with Azure, is a story where we are looking forward to creating same kind of magic that audience experienced in DRISHYAM.”
Jeethu Joseph is an acclaimed name in Malayalam cinema who shot to fame with DRISHYAM starring the incredible Mohalal.
Inspired from the best-selling Japanese novel ‘The Devotion of Suspect X’, the monster Malayalam blockbuster DRISHYAM starring the incredible Mohanlal was remade into four other Indian languages— DRUSHYAM (2014) in Telugu starring Daggubati Venkatesh, DRISHYA (2014) in Kannada starring V. Ravichandran , PAPANASAM (2015) in Tamil starring the legendary Kamal Haasan, and DRISHYAM (2015) in Hindi starring Ajay Devgn. DRISHYAM also was remade as the Sri Lankan film DHARAMYUDHAYA (2017) in Sinhalese language.
Jeethu Joseph has directed legends like Mohanlal and Kamal Hassan in the Malayalam and Tamil version of DRISHYAM, it will be interesting to see what shape he gives to Emraan Hashmi who has had a winning streak in this particular genre with RAAZ series. The RAAZ (read mystery, thrills) gets bigger and deeper with this announcement.