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Movie Review: DRISHYAM 2 (Malayalam), Taut & Gripping!

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Drishyam 2 takes off six years from the time when Georgekutty (Mohanlal), a cable television operator, outsmarts the cops investigating the murder of Varun Prabhakar, his daughter’s classmate who gets accidentally killed by her, during an attempt to assault her sexually. Jyothi Venkatesh 

 

The entire family, especially his wife Rani (Meena) is living their day to day lives

Time passes and now Georgekutty is a theatre owner who dreams of making a film based on a story he has written. His elder daugher Anju (Ansiba) is still recovering from the shock of the traumatic events, while the younger daughter Anu (Esther) is a teenager with rebellious temper. The entire family, especially his wife Rani (Meena) is living their day to day lives with the constant fear of the police catching up with their past.

Drishyam 2 will definitely not work as a stand-alone film, like some other sequels since it is completely dependent on the first film with constant references and hence I advised you to watch the first part before you set out to watch this intelligently scripted sequel. But despite its negatives, it still is a decent companion piece to its much celebrated predecessor.

Georgekutty suddenly starts sprucing up within a shift in its screenplay

What makes the film which slightly starts losing the grip with the director concentrating more on the skirmishes in the family of Georgekutty suddenly starts sprucing up within a shift in its screenplay, making you sit on the edge of your seat wondering what on earth is going to happen.

‘Drishyam’ might have left many morality-binding people disappointed

Credits ought to go to both Jeethu Joseph for conceiving a sequel after the phenomenal success of the film which has also been made in Hindi, Tamil and Kannada, besides Malayalam as well as Mohanlal for living his role effortlessly as the distressed father and husband in trauma to protect his family members. I should concede that it is no easy task to flesh out a script like this from a case which was as good as closed. Besides the ever dependable Mohanlal, mention ought to be made of Meena who plays his worrying and nagging wife to the hilt. Ansiba and Esther are good as Georgekutty’s daughters while

Drishyam 2 which is streaming on the OTT platform Amazon Prime

‘Drishyam’ might have left many morality-binding people disappointed at Georgekutty and his family getting away with a blue murder by creating alibis effortlessly and concealing their crime, ‘Drishyam 2’ tells us how guilt and fear can override one’s life. Thus in effect, the crime and the story become more real here.

The fact that the film does tend to drag at some points but at the same time it prioritizes attention to details has to be appreciated. Jeethu Joseph succeeds in more ways than one. Because in order to tightly knit a screenplay as complex as this with minimal flaws is no mean feat and you even suspect that he may have written the sequel even before he had started making the first part because it is cohesive and logical too.

All in all, to sum up, Drishyam 2 which is streaming on the OTT platform Amazon Prime Video is a must see film which is taut and gripping and what’s more, will also make you think a lot but at the same time does not confuse or confound you with its complexities

DRISHYAM 2 (Malayalam)

Producer-Anthony Perumbavur

Director-Jeethu Joseph

Star Cast-Mohanlal, Meena, Ansiba Hassan, Esther Anil, Murali Gopi, Saikumar, Asha Sarath and Siddiqui

Genre -Thriller

OTT Platform– Amazon Prime Video

Rating– *** (Three)