Drishyam 2, the Malayalam suspense thriller starring actors Mohanlal and Meena, will soon release on Amazon Prime Video. The streaming platform made the announcement on Wednesday, while also releasing the film’s 1:09 minute-long teaser.
Written and directed by Jeethu Joseph, Drishyam 2 is a sequel to the 2013 film Drishyam, which was also directed by Jeethu.
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Drishyam‘s story is about the struggles of Georgekutty (played by Mohanlal), a common man who uses his wits to protect his family from a murder charge. In Drishyam 2, the story picks up seven years later. In a press release on Wednesday, Mohanlal said, “With Drishyam 2, we are taking the story of Georgekutty and his family ahead from where we left it off.”
In the first film, Meena had played Georgekutty’s wife Rani, while Ansiba Hassan played his elder daughter Anju, and Esther Anil played his younger daughter Anu. All three will continue their roles in the sequel.
Shooting for Drishyam 2 began in September and was wrapped up in November, 10 days ahead of schedule. In October, the crew ran into trouble in Thodupuzha in Kerala, after local Panchayat members lodged a complaint against them for shooting in a protected area, the Haritha Kerala Mission project. The land had been taken up for afforestation and had been inaugurated by Chief Minister Pinarayi Vijayan only a few days prior to the incident. However, the issue was subsequently resolved and the Idukki District Collector H Dinesan permitted the crew to shoot under certain conditions.
Theatres in Kerala have been closed for over 10 months now due to the Covid-19 pandemic. As of December 31, 65,202 active Covid-19 cases were recorded in Kerala. As a result, several Malayalam films took the OTT release route in 2020, including Sufiyum Sujatayum, Maniyarayile Ashokan, C U Soon, and Halal Love Story.
Drishyam 2‘s release date has not yet been announced by Amazon Prime Video.