Drishyam 2 Review, All The More Reasons To Appreciate The Prequel!

The much awaited suspense crime thriller Drishyam 2 is out and live on Amazon Prime. The film which is a sequel to the 2013 cult Drishyam stars Mohanlal, Meena, Ansiba and Esther Anil in key roles and is directed by Jeethu Joseph. But the question is are they able to create the same magic on screen again? Does the movie live upto it's hype? Is Drishyam 2 a worthy sequel to it's predecessor? Let's find out as we look at the good and the bad aspects of this movie:

The Good

First off, I really liked how they picked it up right from where they left in the first part itself. So credit is due to the writers to give us a breakdown as to what the family has gone through over the years. How that single incident changed their entire lives and everyone involved with it. We see that Georgekutty is now running a cinema theatre in the city and is planning on making his own movie. Meanwhile Anju has yet not recovered completely. She no longer talks and also suffers from epilepsy. So as an audience you too feel at home and an instant connect with the characters at large because you have already been part of their journey and you probably know how they feel.

Speaking of performances, Mohanlal has delivered yet another stunning performance. His potrayal of a concerned family man is extremely convincing. And even though he does not have big juicy dialogues but his gestures and actions speak volumes, even a small gesture of simply putting your hand over your daughter's shoulder and telling her that it's going to be alright, can do magic on screen when done in the right way and Mohanlal is a master at that. A special shout out to Ansiba playing Anju, Georgekutty's elder daughter who convincingly potrays her character of a girl constantly in a state of worry and now also suffers from epilepsy.

The Bad

Okay so the first major turnoff for me was when I was half way through the movie and already waiting for it to end. I mean the first half is so slow that you can't help curse the editors for it. While it is completely understandable that as a fimmaker you would want us to know everything about the fears the family lives in and also how they are coping up with it but considering its a sequel, we already know part of it. And you can't help but question the need of the only song in the movie when it doesn't impact the story at all.

Also one of the major setbacks in this movie is it's loosely written characters. There are several new introductions in this sequel to help move the plot forward but the problem is most of them are sidelined with time and even do not make it to add up to the climax. So there could be two possibilities, either the makers are planning a third addition to the series or they were just confused about the climax on how to go about it.

To sum it all up, Drishyam 2 is a decent suspense thriller. There is no doubt in it. But I also can't deny the fact that I was utterly disappointed especially considering how good the prequel was.

Have you guys watched it yet? What's your take on Drishyam 2. Note it down in the comment section below.

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