‘Drishyam’ earns Rs 17. 45 crore till day two

Ajay Devgn starrer thriller which earned Rs 8.05 crores on the opening day saw an increase in its business on Saturday by 17 percent. The two-day box office collection of the film now stands at Rs 17.45 crore.

The Nishikant Kamath directorial earned Rs 9.40 crore on the second day of its release from the domestic box office. The film was released at 2,365 screens in India and through word-of-mouth publicity increased gradually.

Trade analyst Taran Adarsh wrote on his Twitter handle, “TERRIFIC word of mouth translates into SUPER growth in biz on Day 2. #Drishyam Thu pre + Fri 8.05 cr, Sat 9.40 cr. Total: ? 17.45 crore.”

‘Drishyam’, a remake of Malayalam film of the same name, is now aiming for Rs 30+ crore opening weekend in India, as the word of mouth is strong.

Talking about the remakes, director Kamath said regional film gets restricted to two-three states, while Bollywood films are seen by more people across India.

"Regional films get restricted to three-four states. When you make it in Hindi, it goes to 20-22 states. The film has such a good story that needs to be told. I took pride in making 'Drishyam' and what audience can expect is a fantastic thriller...Maybe 'Drishyam' will help us to open up a new genre of filmmaking," Nishikant told IANS.

Besides Ajay, ‘Drishayam’ also stars Tabu and Shriya Saran in important roles.