Drishyam2 is an upcoming 2021 Indian Malayalam-language Family Emotional thriller written and directed by Jeethu Joseph, and produced by Antony Perumbavoor through the company Aashirvad Cinemas. It is a sequel to their 2013 film Drishyam. The film features Mohanlal, Meena, Ansiba Hassan and Esther Anil, reprising their roles from the first film. The film takes place six years after the events of Drishyam. Originally, the makers planned for a theatrical release on January 2021, the team later decided to release the film through the Amazon Prime Video streaming service from 19 February 2021.
Jeethu Joseph and Mohanlal were filming for Ram prior to the COVID-19 lockdown in India; however the shooting of the film was stalled as some sequences they want to film in foreign locations, such as London and Cairo. As the crew realized that the filming would take time to continue, Jeethu decided to start the works for Drishyam 2, which he had plans for some time? As the shooting of the film would only take place in Kerala, Jeethu realized it was most appropriate film to shoot after the lockdown ends. Mohanlal said during an interview that he has read the script, and shooting might begin after lockdown.
On interviewing Jeethu said, "I feel Drishyam is a family thriller. Personally, I believe it is a family drama because it has a story of two families fighting each other for justice. Though I believed it as a family drama, people tagged it as a family thriller and now I can say that Drishyam2 has family drama, emotions so maybe we can call the film as a family thriller. But it is not a pure thriller. But what I fear is, if we compare Drishyam and Drishyam 2 how people will react. So, I would wish people to watch the movie without prejudgment. Drishyam 2 is a very good film. So, come with low expectations.”
Starting off from where the first part ended, the upcoming movie raises the stakes. The trailer takes the viewers into the intriguing world of Georgekutty (essayed by Mohanlal) and his family and how their lives have altered post that one fateful night. The gripping tale will keep the fans at the edge of their seats, as the man of the house strives to protect his family once again.
The official synopsis of the film reads: ‘A crime once done haunts forever.’ It has been six years since that fateful night. George kutty and family are still living in its trauma. The gripping tale goes through unexpected turn of events that leads to a nail-biting, yet emotional climax. Will George kutty be able to protect his family this time?”