Mohanlal starrer Drishyam 2 has released today and is now streaming on Amazon Prime Video. The story of Georgekutty and his family picks up after the events of the first film where the family went through a trauma but were somehow able to pull off ‘a perfect murder’. But is there something like a ‘perfect murder’? We get the answer to that question when ghosts of the past come back to haunt Georgekutty.
Alongside Mohanlal, Drishyam 2 also stars Meena, Ansiba Hassan, Esther Anil, Asha Sarath, and Siddique among others. Jeethu Joseph has directed the film.From what we gathered from the trailer, Georgekutty has become a much wealthier man now. He now owns a theatre and is even planning to produce a film. Things seem to be getting difficult for him and his family, and now the murder case from Drishyam is reopened and the family is pulled back into the investigation.
Drishyam 2 definitely exceeded fans expectations. Jeethu Joseph deserves praise for creating a brilliant sequel to what felt like a standalone movie. Even though there is some lag in the first half, the story builds tension quite effectively setting up for some brilliant twists. The introduction of new characters, whether they be for a minor or supporting role, each play an important part in deciding the fate of Georgekutty and family. The performances of the main cast were great, although I felt Ansiba and Esther (Georgekutty’s daughters) could have gotten more screen time. Murali Gopi and Saikumar were great additions and very convincing in their roles.The ending of the movie subtly teases us perhaps another sequel to the never ending cat-and-mouse game. Drishyam 2, had it released in theaters if it wasn’t for the pandemic, could have been one of the biggest box office hits in malayalam cinema. This is a movie that is so well written and crafted, it holds up to the original. It should not be missed!