Drishyam 2 cast: Mohanlal, Meena, Ansiba Hassan
Esther Anil, Murali Gopi, Saikumar, Asha Sarath
Drishyam 2 director: Jeethu Joseph
Drishyam Hindi was a superhit movie starring Ajay Devgn but many didn’t know that it was a remake of a Malayalam Movie starring Mohanlal. The 1st movie was was a good meme content on the 2nd of October every Year. But in this sequel, which opens six years later, we meet with Georgekutty again , now the owner of a cinema theatre who is working on directing a movie, his wife Rani (Meena), and daughters Anju (Ansiba Hassan) and Anu (Esther Anil) there are visible changes in their lifestyle. Georgekutty drives an expensive car, the younger daughter goes to an christian convent school. But the oldest daughter has been in constant fear from past six days with the burden of that death over her. Can you kill someone and dug a hole in your courtyard and put mud on it? How do you live with yourself if you have blood on your hands?
Those unanswered questions are answered in this follow-up, and make it more than just a police procedural. As viewers, we know right from the outset where the body is, because we were made witnesses in the original film. And we see that the family hasn’t really been able to put that incident behind them. The person most impacted is the elder daughter Anju, who suffers from epileptic fits, and who starts shaking whenever she catches sight of cops. Rani a police officer disguised as a new neighbor spends all her time watching over Anju like a hawk, sometimes even sleeping in Georgekutti house because of her husband who was an drunkard and abusive husband.
Things start to get risky for the family when the case is re-opened, and a lot of characters, both familiar from the first film and freshly added to the plot, stir up trouble for the family. The parents of the dead boy, especially the mother (Asha Sarath), a former cop herself, a very angry and ruthless women is demanding her kid body for last rites according to Hindu customs. An eyewitness from six years back, apparently who was gone missing all these years, pops up. Is this the end for Georgekutty, who has been busy trying to make a film and giving story from his book and ideas to a well-known scriptwriter who later narrates the story to us himself exactly what Geogekutty had planned for the cops.
Mohanlal has played the characters extremely well and he is a spot on person. Georgekutty in the past hd spent his time watching movie as he used to run a cable TV service and spent all his spare time watching thrillers. And the idea that real life can imitate reel life is still a pivot this time around. Mohanlal holds the film together, never letting his easy, relaxed face look into a frown, never letting down his watchful guard, very calm even when his co actors occasionally sinking into obviousness. Yes, the police is getting tighter after him, but Georgekutty is always going to be one step ahead of the law.
‘Drishyam 2’ chooses to step up the level of familiarity hurdle of the thriller by broadening its scope on crime and punishment. If the victim was a molester or rapist person, does killing him the right thing to do? Equally, can terminating a life, even if accidental, ever be justified? Th judiciary should make tough laws and punishments for this. ‘Drishyam 2’ is a satisfying sequel.