Drishyam 2 Movie Poster

Drishyam 2

February 19, 2021
2hr 33min
Status: released

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  • Drishyam 2: The Resumption, or simply Drishyam 2 is a sequel to their 2013 film Drishyam and the second installment of the series.
  • Jeethu Joseph and Mohanlal were filming for Ram prior to the COVID-19 lockdown in India, however, the shooting of the film was stalled as some sequences they want to film in foreign locations, such as London and Cairo. As the crew realized that the filming would take time to continue, Jeethu decided to start the works for Drishyam 2, a sequel to their 2013 film Drishyam which he had plans for some time. As the shooting of the film would only take place in Kerala, Jeethu realized it was the most appropriate film to shoot after the lockdown ends.
  • The film was officially announced by Mohanlal on his 60th birthday on 21 May 2020.
  • It was intended to start filming soon after the government allows permission to begin film shootings.
  • Mohanlal said during an interview that he has read the script, and shooting might begin after lockdown.
  • Principal photography began on 21 September 2020 in Kochi. It was conducted adhering to the safety precautions set for preventing COVID-19 spread. Indoor scenes were shot there.
  • Filming was held at Kakkanad, Kochi. It was shifted to Thodupuzha after two weeks. The same house at Vazhithala featured as Georegekutty and the family’s residence in Drishyam was used as the location for Drishyam 2, reportedly, an 18-day shoot was charted at the house. The house was renovated to reflect Georgekutty’s present-day prosperity.
  • Filming was also held at some other houses in Thodupuzha and was also shot at nearby areas such as Kanjar and Arakkulam.
  • A set was constructed at Kaipa Kavala in Kudayathoor where Drishyam was filmed. An entire street was erected at the place, including Rajakkadu Police Station, Georgekutty’s cable TV shop, and surrounding stores and structures, which was one of the main locations.
  • Following the portions at Kaipa Kavala, filming was concluded on 6 November 2020. The entire filming, which was scheduled to last for 56 days was completed in 46 days. A special team was designated to observe the film crew, including the director, were abiding the COVID-19 protocol.
  • A teaser released on the occasion of New Year’s Day, confirmed that it will release on Amazon Prime Video.
  • The film’s official trailer was supposed to be unveiled on 8 February 2021, however on 6 February (two days before the trailer release), the trailer was leaked online which resulted the team releasing the trailer officially on the same day, also announcing the release date of 19 February 2021. However, Drishyam 2 was released worldwide on the midnight of 18 February 2021, and was made available for streaming in over 240 countries.
  • 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).
  • 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 materialize.