July has brought mammoth success to Bollywood with S S Rajamouli’s Bahubali and Kabir Khan’s Bajrangi Bhaijaan.
There is a third biggie Nishikant Kamat’s Drishyam lurking around the corner.
Does Kamat see the success of Bahubali and Bajrangi Bhaijaan as a good sign for his film?
“It is absolutely a terrific sign. It means people have found a reason to return to movie theatres for two consecutive films. A positive atmosphere is created among movie-going section of the audience. Now all I need to do is sustain the momentum by giving them another content-driven film.”
Kamat is sure that Drishyam would connect with every section of the audience. “It’s all about the preservation of the family. Who doesn’t believe in family values and their preservation at any cost?”
Kamat feels he has an added responsibility to deliver a success after the two back-to-back blockbusters. “After Bahubali and Bajrangi Bhaijaan, I feel audiences would expect an even higher quality of entertainment than before. I’ve to live up to some formidable expectations.”
Kamat hasn’t found the time to see Papanasam, the Tamil version of Drishyam.
“But it has connected very strongly with the audience. The story is already been accepted in Malayalam and Tamil. We are confident the Hindi version would be a success,” says Kamat.