Legendary filmmaker K Balachandar had recently watched Drishyam in Chennai and immediately send an e-mail to the team.
"This has been the greatest appreciation so far, for all of us," according to the film`s writer-director Jeethu Joseph.
"The cleverness is in the understanding of the potential of purer cinema… the intelligence is in not under estimating the intelligence of the viewer…
Drishyam is an example of how wonderfully the artistes and the director are in tune personally and in sync professionally," wrote Balachandar.
"My salaam, my salute to Mohanlal… Drishyam is a personal triumph for Mohanlal…there cannot be too many actors of his caliber in world cinema today. Drishyam is a universal victory, not merely for Malayalam cinema… but indeed for Indian cinema," he continues.
Drishyam, as per latest reports, has overtaken Twenty - 20 as the highest grossing Malayalam cinema ever.