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‘Drishyam 2’ isn’t just a good-versus-evil crime thriller, says Mohanlal

Poster of 'Drishyam2'

Talking about his film Drishyam2 Malayalam superstar Mohanlal said, it will take forward the legacy of the franchise, dispelling all theories and answering all questions. The trailer of the film was launched on Saturday. The film is a sequel of the 2013 Malayalam hit Drishyam, remade in Bollywood as a 2015 film of the same name starring Ajay Devgn and Tabu. The sequel is written and directed by Jeethu Joseph, who made the 2013 original, and stars Meena, Siddique, Asha Sharath, Murali Gopy, Ansiba, Esther and Saikumar.

The first part show how George Kutty (Mohanlal) had hoodwinked the cops when his daughter (Ansiba) accidentally kills the son of a police official. The trailer commences from where the first film ended and depicts Kutty and his family trying to lead normal lives after the incident. Kutty, who is portrayed as a big fan of films, is a successful theatre owner. Then comes the twist with the ne circle inspector arriving in their town and reopening the old case.

"Critics, fans and the audience showered us with tremendous love and appreciation seven years ago. We didn't expect the film to receive such a phenomenal response and garner the cult-status," said Mohanlal, about the 2013 first film. Talking about the sequel, he added, "With ‘Drishyam 2', we aim to take this legacy forward and accomplish a new cinematic milestone. ‘Drishyam 2' isn't just a good-versus-evil crime thriller. It is an immersive story about Georgekutty and his family and the emotional journey he goes through to save them, at any cost.”

Talking about the feedback from audience, he said, "Over the last few years, viewers have written in to us with so many theories. I am happy to say that we will now finally dispel all theories and answer all questions with the sequel."

Director Jeethu Joseph observed that “Drishyam 2 is very close to my heart. Driven with this positive thought and buoyed with the overwhelming response, I have toyed with the idea of bringing the epic franchise back to the audience, but always changed my mind. Wherever I went I would be asked whether we would be coming back with a sequel.”

The film is slated to be released on February 19 on Amazon Prime Video.