I am slightly unhappy: Drushyam 2 filmmaker Jeethu Joseph on his ‘thriller director’ tag


Jeethu Joseph has carved a gap for himself as a director of thriller motion images, consequently of the big success of his 2013 crime thriller Drishyam, which turned into once no longer handiest remade in all main Indian languages but additionally impressed a Chinese remake. Jeethu, on the different hand, now desires to chase far from the total crime, deceit and quilt-up and make one thing fun, light and provide healthful entertainment to the household viewers.

However, he’s most sought after by producers for his ability to whip up an partaking thriller. He’s now ready for the free up of Drushyam 2, which is the remake of Drishyam 2, the sequel to his 2013 hit. The movie is determined to premiere on Amazon Prime Video this Thursday.

On this odd interview with Khatrimaza.com, Jeethu opens up about his inspirations, his future initiatives and why he’s no longer cosy to be known handiest as a ‘thriller director’.

Excerpts from the conversation:

The original sequel in Malayalam and the remake of that sequel in Telugu came about in quick succession. We are in a position to negate practically all of a sudden. Had you deliberate the Telugu remake whereas making it in Malayalam?

Once we done shooting the Malayalam sequel, Suresh (Babu) sir known as me and asked me for the movie’s script. I had sent him an English translation of it. He told me he loved the script and wished to take into yarn the movie. After the dubbing turned into once performed, I organized a preview screening for him with out song and background ranking. He loved the movie also. And parallelly, we started to work on the Telugu remake.

How did you are making your style for thrillers?

After I turned into once younger, I read plenty of Agatha Christie’s reviews, Sherlock Holmes and other novels. Fundamentally, I love thrillers. However, I also love other genres. My first movie turned into once an investigative movie (Detective) and my second movie turned into once a household movie (Mummy & Me). The next one turned into once a comedy movie (My Boss). So I no doubt are alive to to make movies in all genres. However, after doing Recollections and Drishyam aid to aid, folks get tagged me as a thriller director. On the moment, I predict my producers, ‘Why are you no longer making comedy motion images with me?’ I get performed comedy motion images within the previous. Everyone appears to be like to be asking for thrillers.

However, it is doubtless you’ll furthermore be no longer sad with that more or less a recognition, or are you?

I am a chunk sad. I am a storyteller and I are alive to to point out quite about a forms of reviews. However, I am lawful now planning a household movie and a children’s movie. Look I are alive to to trade. However, it so happens that my next two or three motion images are thrillers.

What motion images/filmmakers played an influential position in shaping your storytelling suggestions?

My accepted director is Padmarajan. He has performed motion images in quite about a genres. I continually enjoy in tips him as my guru. His motion images travelled between actuality and delusion. They had been pure and on the the same time bright.

Is it hard to judge one other actor in a position played by Mohanlal?

First and most main, I approached Mammootty with this movie. He turned into once busy on the time and I had to await bigger than a year for him to win free. So, it turned into once Mammootty who asked me to come Mohanlal for Drishyam. If Mammootty had performed this movie, I do know he would get played his personality completely. Then folks would get stated that they’ll’t judge any actor as adversarial to Mammootty in this position. It is far adore that. Even Kamal Haasan sir played the personality in his get come. Each actor brings his get vogue to the personality and makes it his get.

How quite about a is Venkatesh’s Rambabu from Mohanlal’s Georgekutty?

The characterization of the protagonist is practically identical between Malayalam and Telugu. The characterization of the protagonist is amazingly quite about a between Papanasam and Drishyam. In Malayalam and Telugu, the protagonist keeps every thing to himself. He by no come exhibits his emotions. In Papanasam, Suyambulingam is amazingly emotional. In bigger than one scene, it is doubtless you’ll furthermore take into yarn Suyambulingam crying. In Telugu and Malayalam, you won’t obtain that distinction. The presentation, on the different hand, is determined by the actor. Mohanlal has a quite about a vogue and Venkatesh’s presentation vogue is a chunk quite about a.

Did it is doubtless you’ll furthermore get any regret about Drishyam 2, which you bought to toughen within the Telugu remake?

In actuality, I neglected one main thing. While bettering Drishyam 2, I realised one thing I could furthermore get performed but I couldn’t add that within the movie at that stage. So I get included that whereas making the Telugu remake. And we made about a adjustments but nothing main as every scene is attached. You cannot settle away one part or add one other recent part. And we would furthermore peaceable also trade the movie to swimsuit the cultural style of the Telugu viewers.

Are you planning to remake this sequel in Tamil also?

Some discussions are occurring. Kamal sir is peaceable focused on it. If he says yes, I am continually ready. My bags are already packed and willing.

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