Georgekutty, a cinema hall owner, thrives in life but is a changed man. However, when his family gets entangled in a criminal investigation, he must protect them from the legal institution yet again.
Initial release: February 19, 2021
Director: Jeethu Joseph
Featured song: Ore Pakal
Music by: Anil Johnson
In recent times, Malayalam crime thrillers are becoming the talk of the town and films like Drishyam set a high benchmark for the Indian film industry. In fact, Drishyam is the only Indian film that was remade in Chinese. Most of the sequels in India were made to cash in on the popularity of the first film. However, there are very few gems where the director tries to put his best efforts to connect the dots played out from the original film. Yes! Jeethu Joseph once again proved his worth and showed his master class in the Sequel Drishyam 2: The Resumption.
Right from the opening scene, each frame was well connected to the first version. The detailing for each scene was simply mind-blowing to watch. Most of the characters played in the first version were retained and only a few new faces played their part in the sequel. All the new characters introduced in the sequel were perfectly synced with the plot. Director justified the new roles and their contribution to the twist and turns in the screenplay is quite amazing.
Though the original version was remade in many Indian languages, most of us will still love ‘George Kutty’. Kudos to the director for sketching such a flawless character that lives for many years. It is very difficult for someone to imitate what George Kutty has done in this film because his acting was so smooth and fluid while delivering the crucial moments in the film. Mohan Lal is an asset to our Indian cinema and there is a lot to learn from this ace actor. For instance, the transformation scene from being a confident family head to a frightened poor father was simply superb and master class. The best part of this film is, as an audience we want George Kutty to want to win and come out of the trap plotted by the cops. The encounter scenes between Murali Gopi and Mohan Lal were a treat to watch. In fact, Asha Sharath played her role well in the first version. Surprisingly, Murali Gopi picked up in style from where it was ended.
Meena and Esther did a decent job and
justified their role while Asha Sharath and Siddique are effectively used in the second half. All the supporting roles displayed their best performance for the gripping screenplay. The interval block gives the pinch of shocking element and sets the right tone for the second half. Top-notch cinematography provides stunning visuals for us to absorb the beauty of Kerala. The drone shots of George Kutty’s house and the green land of god’s own country are visually appealing to watch with some breezy background score.
On the downside, few may complain about the slow-paced screenplay and lengthy shots in the first half but that time is actually required for the director to connect all the characters in the plot.
Moreover, that build-up is needed to create that tense atmosphere in the minds of the audience. In terms of making and screenplay, the first version is too good but it is a worthy best try from the director to give us a edge of a seat thriller experience in the sequel.
Overall, Drishyam 2 is a rare best made sequel that need to be experienced in the big screen but unfortunately, it was released in OTT and it is available in Amazon Prime. Nevertheless,it is a perfect mystery crime thriller and a worth sequel to watch at your own convenience. Jeethu Joseph’s smart direction, twisting screenplay, and brilliance of Mohan Lal acting makes this sequel a must watch in 2021