Drishyam 2 Movie (2021):
Drishyam 2: The Resumption, or simply Drishyam 2 is a Malayalam crime thriller film written and directed by Jeethu Joseph and produced by Antony Perumbavoor through the company Aashirvad Cinemas. A sequel to their 2013 film Drishyam and the second installment to the series, the film stars Mohanlal, Meena, Ansiba Hassan, Esther Anil. The story takes place six years after the events of Drishyam.
Jeethu wrote the script for Drishyam 2 when the production works of his another film Ram, got interrupted due to COVID-19 pandemic. After a formal announcement made on Mohanlal’s 60th birthday, 21 May 2020, the principal photography began on 21 September and concluded on 6 November 2020, while adhering to safety precautions set for preventing the spread of COVID-19. The film was shot extensively for 46 days in and around Thodupuzha in the same locations as Drishyam, and some scenes in Kochi. Anil Johnson composed the songs and score. Satheesh Kurup handled the cinematography and V. S. Vinayak edited the film.
Originally, the makers planned for a theatrical release, the producers later opted to release the film through the streaming service Amazon Prime Video. The film was released worldwide on 19 February 2021 to widespread critical acclaim, praising the narration style and performances (especially of Mohanlal).
Drishyam 2 Movie Information:
|Movie Name||Drishyam 2|
|Release Date||19 February 2021|
|Running Time||2hr 33min|
|Directed by||Jeethu Joseph|
|Written by||Jeethu Joseph|
|Produced by||Antony Perumbavoor|
|Cinematography by||Satheesh Kurup|
|Edited by||V. S. Vinayak|
|Music by||Anil Johnson|
|Production Company||Aashirvad Cinemas|
|Distributed by||Amazon Prime Video|
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Drishyam 2 Movie Storyline:
Six years after the terrible event that almost destroyed his family, Georgekutty is the proud owner of a movie theater and aspiring to write and produce his own hit film. Yet his wife Rani is ill at ease. She worries about Georgekutty, who’s taken out a loan and started drinking. She worries about her daughters; Anju suffers epileptic fits and cowers in fear at the sound of a passing police siren, and young Anu’s growing independence takes her away from her mother’s watchful eyes. Even more worrying, the neighbors have started to gossip and the police have remained relentless in unearthing George’s darkest secret. When someone from the past returns to the village, can Georgekutty save his family a second time?
Drishyam 2 Movie Cast and Characters:
- Mohanlal as Georgekutty – A movie theatre owner and aspiring film producer
- Meena as Rani George – Georgekutty’s wife; Anju and Anu’s mother; a homemaker
- Ansiba Hassan as Anju George – Georgekutty and Rani’s college-going elder daughter; a PTSD patient
- Esther Anil as Anu George – Georgekutty and Rani’s school-going younger daughter
- Murali Gopy as IGP Thomas Bastin IPS – Geetha’s friend
- Asha Sharath as Geetha Prabhakar – Varun’s mother; former Inspector General of Police (resigned)
- Siddique as Prabhakar – Varun’s father; Geetha’s husband
- Saikumar as Vinayachandran – A screenwriter
- K. B. Ganesh Kumar as Philipp Mathew – Circle Inspector of Police; member of Bastin’s Investigation Team
- Anjali Nair as Saritha – Georgekutty’s neighbor-Sabu’s wife;an undercover cop; member of Bastin’s Investigation Team
- Sumesh Chandran as Sabu – Georgekutty’s neighbor-Saritha’s husband;an undercover cop; member of Bastin’s Investigation Team
- Ajith Koothattukulam as Jose George – An ex-convict sentenced for homicide
- Santhipriya as Advocate Renuka – a defense lawyer appearing for Georgekutty
- Dinesh Prabhakar as Rajan – Kottayam Medical College’s Forensic Medicine block security whom Georgekutty befriends with him
- Antony Perumbavoor as Antony Joseph – Sub Inspector of Police
- Kozhikode Narayanan Nair as Sulaiman – A tea shop owner who is a sympathiser of Georgekutty
- Raghu as Raghu – Sulaiman’s assistant in his tea shop
- Adam Ayub as Judge of District Court, Thodupuzha
- Krishna as Police Forensic Surgeon
- Joy Mathew as Advocate Janardhanan – The public prosecutor appearing for police
- Boban Samuel as DySP Raghuram
- Rajesh Paravoor as Tehsildar
- Krishna Praba as Mary – Jose’s wife
- Pauly Valsan as Jose’s mother
- Renjini as Dr. Renjini P. Dev – Anju’s doctor
- Murali Kannur as DGP V. Jayakrishnan IPS
- Shobha Mohan as Rani’s mother
- Aneesh G. Menon as Rajesh, Rani’s brother and local politician
- Jayashankar as Pathrose – A gravedigger whom Georgekutty befriends with him.
Interesting Facts About Drishyam 2 Movie:
- After the release of Drishyam 2, producer Antony Perumbavoor commented that it is possible for a third film in the series, although Jeethu had neither confirmed nor denied it. Antony also said that Jeethu is researching on possible story arcs for Drishyam 3, and there had been discussions with Mohanlal. On 23 February 2021, Jeethu said in a press conference that he currently has figured out the climax for Drishyam 3, but the screenplay and production may take at least three years to materialise.
- The film was remade in Kannada as Drishya 2 directed by P. Vasu and in Telugu as Drushyam 2 (2021) by Jeethu Joseph himself. The Hindi remake titled Drishyam 2 directed by Abhishek Pathak was released in theatres on 18 November 2022.