Drishyam 2 movie review: Mohanlal, Jeethu Joseph deliver the perfect sequel
Drishyam 2-The Resumption is a must-watch for the sheer brilliance of its star cast and Jeethu Joseph's marvellous script.
If there was ever a sequel that not just did justice to the original film but in many ways paid tribute to its brilliance, Drishyam 2 would very well be that movie.
The master combination of Mohanlal and Jeethu Joseph hits the bullseye once again with a narrative that keeps taking you back to where it all started six years ago.
Drishyam 2-The Resumption begins with a reminder of the moment when Georgekutty (Mohanlal) reveals that he buried the body of IPS officer Geeta Prabhakar's (Asha Sarath) son inside the under-construction police station.
Nearly seven years on, Georgekutty's life has gone drastic transformation. Gone is the jeep, which is now replaced by a Ford Ecosport. His cable business seems to have flourished along with the size of his office. And his craze for films has not just made him a cinema theatre owner, but he also aspires to produce a film with a story that redefines cinema.
But even amidst these significant changes, the family always has had to look over their back. Even as they try hard to overcome the horrors of the past, fear and trauma have become their constant companion.
The premise of the story is the re-investigation into the boy's death and the manner in which the police tries to outsmart Georgekutty.
Writer Jeethu Joseph had in an interview with Asianet News termed Drishyam 2 as a good family movie. However, it is now evident that he was perhaps trying to downplay his brilliant script. There are enough twists and unexpected scenarios that would keep you hooked on to the movie at any given point in time.
Producer Antony Perambavoor, whose production house Aashirvad Cinemas only produces Mohanlal films, makes a cameo appearance in the movie as a police officer.
That a Mohanlal-starrer film will be released over an OTT platform had disappointed many. But for those who did manage to get hold of an Amazon Prime subscription, they would have had their money worth today.
Mohanlal eases once again into the role of Georgekutty. The brilliance with which he convincingly portrays a family man who would do no matter what to keep his family safe without flinching ever is the calibre of the maverick that is Mohanlal.
The on-screen chemistry between Mohanlal and Meena had earned praise in the first movie. Nearly seven years on, nothing seems to have changed. If anything, the on-screen Georgekutty-Rani pair stole the show in Drishyam 2.
Esther Anil and Ansiba Hassan, who essay the roles of Georgekutty's daughters, offer less when compared to the earlier movie.
Asha Sharat excels once again as the former IPS officer-mother who is yet to recover from the loss of her son and is determined not to let those responsible for the crime be let off. Murali Gopy who essays the role of IG Thomas Bastin is the new addition to the sequel.
The film moves along at a good pace and will keep you second-guessing what happens next throughout its duration of 154 minutes. If there was really something that was a letdown it would be the courtroom scenes which were devoid of any real faceoff between the counsel and lacked intensity.
There are some loose ends which the climax never really addresses and covers up, but pointing those could spoil the fun for you. So we would rather let you spot them as you watch this gripping tale.
Our verdict: Drishyam 2 is a must-watch for the sheer brilliance of Georgekutty aka Mohanlal and the marvellous script of Jeethu Joseph.
Rating: 4 out of 5