Drishyam 2, written and directed by Jeetu Joseph, takes place about six years after the events of the first film where Georgekutty (Mohanlal) and his family avoided getting caught for killing a pervert son of the Inspector General of Police Now the danger of breaking the secret hangs over their heads and the story revolves around whether Georgekutty will succeed in leading his family through the re-investigation of this horrific incident ? It technically follows the narrative structure of the first film in terms of putting a lot of elements in place in the first hour but then it starts to recontextualize everything with its twists and turns, eventually coming to a conclusion that will rock everyone.
Life is about choosing between two evils Yes, you can say that things on the ground are a little more black and white For example, there is the Godi media, which spreads disinformation, and there is independent media, which do journalism But as you get off the ground and lean into politics, police, justice, etc., things get more and more gray until you can’t even tell what shade of gray it is (No, there’s 50 shades of gray kidding in there) The first Drishyam was dealing with of that notion and I hope none of you came out of this movie with the idea that Georgekutty is a noble person because when you go through Drishyam 2 you are going to question Georgekutty’s moral compass and definition of the “nobility” very strongly
Drishyam 2 is written and directed by Jeethu Joseph Music is by Anil Johnson, photography by Satheesh Kurup with assistant filmmakers Mahesh Mohan and Jithesh Managalapilly, edited by VS Vinayak, art direction by Rajeev Kovilakom, costume design by Linta Jeethu and Murali TV, make-up by Jithesh Poyya and Liju Pamamcode, hairstyle by Sanu Kurumassery and Bijeesh Balakrishnan, VFX by Magmyth, VFX direction by Tony Tom and sound design by Sinoy Joseph and Boney M Joie It features Mohanlal, Meena, Ansiba, Esther Anil, Siddique, Asha Sharath, Saikumar, Murali Gopi, Ganesh Kumar, Antony Perumbavoor, Anjali Nair, Sumesh Chandran, Dinesh Prabhakar, Ajith Koothattukulam, Krishna Prabha, and more The story revolves around Georgekutty (Mohanlal) and his family who are set to face the aftermath of the murder of then-Inspector General’s evil son due to a new investigation led by IG Thomas (Murali Gopi)
Don’t worry, I’m not going to spoil anything just because I’m talking about twists and turns I want you to experience them firsthand I actually want to salute Jeethu Joseph’s use of the concept of twists You see, the point is that plot twists are mainly used to shock audiences Nine times out of ten, they don’t improve the plot and ruin it by creating plots where there wasn’t in Drishyam 2, however, two main plot twists beautifully recontextualize everything you’ve seen before this point and convinces you to watch the whole movie again This is what the twists should do! They should enrich the narrative, make you review a movie with the new context, and make you question all the assumptions you made about the characters. And boy oh boy will you doubt everything you knew about Georgekutty
In my opinion, Drishyam has done a fantastic job of convincing us that Georgekutty is the ultimate family man, and his efforts to save his family are a symbolic representation of the struggle between the common man and the system, something that continues throughout Drishyam 2 too But if you don’t come out of this movie thinking the man is an absolute psychopath, reflecting how the power of the system can impact someone, I don’t think so that you are human To be honest I have been absolutely rocked by the time that has passed As far as I know this is an airtight narration with so much attention to detail The only problem I have so far is the long sub-plot on the murderer who spotted Georgekutty Other than that I have no issues BTW let me know if any major sub-plot on a book is a reference to legal issues regarding the Drishyam story
One of the biggest issues I encountered with Drishyam was his pacing, especially on a new lookout If the movie shows us everything the protagonist has done and then spends the next few minutes reiterating everything he did he feels repetitive In 2013 maybe my sensibilities weren’t very refined and I gave him a pass But watching him in preparation for Drishyam 2 noticed how much the omission of the funeral made sense, but showing and re-showing it all didn’t In the second act I was afraid Joseph would do it again, but I think even he knew about it of Drishyam, for lack of a better word, shortcomings, and worked a lot on it with the help of editor VS Vinayak.This is why, despite his 2 hours and 33 minutes of runtime, he feels consistently engaging and manages to make many of his arbitrary moments feel needed in retrospect
Like Drishyam, Jeethu Joseph is keen to show that events in Georgekutty’s life do not happen in a vacuum in Drishyam 2 At the same time, he makes it clear that he is aware that this is not a super story. hero He keeps things grounded, only indulging in the loaded slow-motion gaze when it is of the utmost importance Otherwise, important pieces of the film are dedicated to conversations between secondary and tertiary characters They take the film into account later, yes But they also give off the feeling that the city is alive, thus amplifying the fear in the hearts of Georgekutty and his family.Cinematography, score and editing are mostly functional during scenes comparatively more related to the band and outside C it’s during the times of isolation that the shit gets cranky, the atmosphere thickens and you start to feel the weight of the guilt wear off as if it’s eroding it Georgekutty and his family There’s a montage involving Rani and, yes, hitting hard!
The performances of Mohanlal, Meena, Ansiba and Esther cause so much pain I mean in the most positive way possible Their ability to show subtly and sometimes not so subtly how much they are in pain creates the crux of the movie. are you even starting to understand what someone like Georgekutty and Rani is going through? These are ordinary middle class people who wanted to live peacefully With every step they take they are reminded of what they did even though it was six years ago Can you imagine looking at you and your daughters remember the things you buried, literally and metaphorically? Yeah, that’s the kind of nuance that Mohanlal and Meena bring to the table.It’s the way they avoid looking directly at each other or how they show their characters to question everything that makes even the most wacky moments. look horribly realistic I know Mohanlal is the star here, but Meena is also a highlight
Ansiba has a lot of work to do here I can’t go into details, but anyone who portrays the kind of issues, mental or otherwise, that her character faces are in danger of making a mockery of them. A few decades ago he might have gotten a pass.But now it won’t.So you have to make sure he’s sensitive, and Ansiba is doing it in a way that you genuinely demonstrate empathy with her I can’t say anything more, I’m sorry! Esther was the emotional core of the first movie Here she’s kind of comedic relief Not in a ticklish way, but in a witty and pragmatic way Don’t worry she initiates the water works when needed in order to shed light on the estrangement that occurs due to the actions of Georgekutty and Rani Murali Gopi is like a bull charging here and is aptly flanked by Nair and Chandran They’re awesome Every supporting actor is Again, that’s all I can say without spoiling the plot
Drishyam 2 embodies the concept of the plot twist It turns on its head and so does its predecessor And Jeethu Joseph does it with the help of expert writing, direction, editing, cinematography, score and acting. ‘actor I know a lot of those who will watch this will come to the conclusion that having a bunch of twists and turns is the key to making a good thriller but they will be so wrong which is why I want to stress again that your cinematic language has to be too robust than Joseph’s so you can make informed decisions about what you want to show and what you want to remember so that the viewing experience ends up being more educational ways than one I highly recommend watching this and although it is a difficult task I urge you to watch Drishyam and Drishyam 2 one after the other to fully experience the Georgekutty saga
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