Movie: Drushyam 2
Classification: 2.75 / 5
Flag: Rajkumar Theaters, Suresh Productions
To emit: Venkatesh, Meena, Kruthika, Sampath Raj, Nadiya, Naresh, Tanikella Bharani and others.
Music: Anup Rubens
Editor: Marthand K Venkatesh
Director of photography: Satheesh kurup
Producers: Suresh Babu, Antony Perumbavoor, Rajkumar Sethupathi
Directed by: Jeethu joseph
Release date: November 25, 2021
Transmission: Amazon prime
The critically acclaimed and crowd-pleasing sequel to “Drushyam” is here. “Drushyam 2,” starring Venkatesh and Meena, was a direct release on OTT.
The movie is currently streaming on Amazon Prime Video.
Set in Rajavaram, the first part of “Drushyam” ends with Rambabu (Venkatesh) successfully covering up his crime and the police without proving his crime. They could not find the body of the son of police officer Geetha Prabhakar (Nadiya).
Six years later, the police are still trying to corner him in the case, and Rambabu plans to produce a movie with the help of a famous writer Vinay Chandra (Tanikella Bharani).
Police officers led by Gowtham Sahu (Sampath Raj) have come up with a perfect plan to send Rambabu to jail. But Rambabu is smarter than the police.
What antidote do you have in your store this time?
Performances by artists:
Compared to the first part, Rambabu’s character is softened. That is also reflected in Venkatesh’s performance. The senior actor does the role justice. But the performance lacks the same intensity that it had shown in the first part.
Meena has more screen time in this sequel and plays the role of a worried housewife perfectly.
Among other characters, Nadiya also scores points. Tanikella Bharani as a writer is fine.
He was shot during the second wave of coronavirus. Despite the limitations, cinematographer Satheesh Kurup has shot it well, giving the right quality.
The pace of the film is deliberately slow. R Samala’s dialogues are neat. Anup Ruben’s music has no effect.
Final suspense element
Conceived in a few moments
Venkatesh’s lead, “Drushyam 2,” is a strange movie. Okay, we are not talking about its content. Take a look at these facts before reading the review.
The film is a sequel to “Drushyam” (2014). Besides, it is also a remake of the Malayalam movie. Additionally, the original Malayalam version starring Mohanlal also premiered directly on Amazon Prime Video earlier this year, and was one of the most-watched Indian films in the digital space. Still, the same director remade it in Telugu and the film will now premiere on the same platform.
Having seen the original in Malayalam, the comparisons come to mind naturally. To put a simple sentence: “Drushyam 2” is a Xerox copy of “Drishyam 2” (Malayalam), except for a couple of minor changes.
For those who have already seen the Malayalam version, this movie doesn’t give much value. However, if we stop making comparisons, Venkatesh’s “Drushyam 2” can be considered a decent thriller.
Director Jeethu Joseph has also created a strong story and script for the second part. A clever mix of the developments from the first part and Rambabu’s new schemes to save his family works well. The element of suspense is kept alive here.
The movie begins on a boring note and continues with familiar situations for almost 40 minutes. As boredom begins to set in, Jeethu Joseph deftly pulls the rug and introduces a big twist to the story right in the interval.
The entire second half put us in the mode of guessing how Rambabu would save his family. In the first part, Venkatesh was shown as a movie buff and cable operator. Here, he is a theater owner and aspiring producer. On both sides, Rambabu’s ‘storytelling’ techniques play a key factor in protecting his family.
Writer / director Jeeth Joesph’s greatest strength is mixing the protagonist’s “cinematic knowledge” to tell this story. With Rambabu’s final trick, the audience will be mesmerized. Such is Jeethu’s narrative in the later portions.
However, the second part does not have the same emotional core as the first part: saving her daughter. It’s more about outwitting the police, although some parts are contrived, especially with the forensic episode.
Having said that, “Drushyam 2” is a gripping family drama if you haven’t seen the Malayalam version. Even if you’ve seen it, the Telugu version is a decent watch.
Bottom line: A good OTT watch
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