Drishyam 2 picks up where Drishyam (2015) left off. Here is an explanation of what happened in the first movie. Vijay Salgaonkar’s (Ajay Devgn) eldest daughter, Anju (Ishita Dutta) accidentally kills the son of Inspector General of Goa Police Meera Deshmukh (Tabu). The young man took a video of her naked and they abuse her because of it. Vijay hides the body and writes a story that he and his entire family were abroad on the day of the murder. After a long investigation, Vijay is dismissed due to lack of evidence, although the police are accused of using brutal methods to get Vijay and his family to confess. As a result, after spending six years down the line, Mr. Salgaonkar has improved in life. Although they are still upset about the past. Anju says she is suffering from epilepsy due to guilt and pressure from what we saw in the first film. Meera Deshmukh and her husband Mahesh (Rajat Kapoor) are desperate for closure and have not forgiven the Salgaonkar family for the death of their son. The new IG of Goa police, Tarun Ahlawat (Akshaye Khanna) is Meera’s old friend and vows to catch Vijay at any cost. He is smart, and dedicated as Vijay and what follows is a battle of wits between two powerful men.
The first film was a frame-by-frame copy of the Malayalam original starring Mohanlal and the second was also a sequel to the original Malayalam film released a year ago on OTT. This Hindi version has nothing new to offer to those who have seen the Malayalam version. For those who haven’t seen it, the film will offer some interesting moments and a few shocking twists. The climax, in particular, will shake you up and leave you begging for more.
If you want to enjoy this movie, then everything that happens should be taken with a grain of salt. In terms of plot, this film is more unlikely than the first. Vijay is shown to be more shrewd and foresighted than before. He thinks about the various possibilities that will happen in the coming years and has an answer for each of them. Although everything looks good on the screen, life, as we know it, is too random for anyone to plan for what might happen. Anything and everything can go wrong at any moment but here, all of Vijay’s plans pay off well. It is something that is hard to get rid of. The first one showed that Vijay learned everything about life through films and that’s how it is now. The movie deals with multiple realities as the neighbors see Vijay and his family as criminals and constantly taunt them. The older daughter, as we have already said, has epilepsy brought on by PTSD, the police seem to be more brutal and the mother’s behavior is more ruthless than in the first film.
Everything depends on the game and all the players did well with their efforts. Tabu looks at the picture with sadness and anger. He is a wounded tiger, sad because of the death of his cub and misfortune befalls anyone who crosses him. In contrast, Rajat Kapoor’s slow acceptance of what has happened and his dignified way of dealing with it make you root for him. Akshaye Khanna is the new actor in the field and his challenges and dialogues will make you smile. He can show danger even with a smile and is a welcome addition to the franchise. Shriya Saran also plays an anxious mother who is afraid of being found out. Ishita Dutta is having her moment in the sun. The movie rests on the shoulders of Ajay Devgn. He plays a father and a concerned father with the right pull. He never goes astray and his authentic performance stays with you from the first frame to the last. He fills his character with so much passion that you are ready to forget the unexpected events that are on the screen. The video is set to follow, so be prepared to be surprised again.
Trailer: Drishyam 2
Archika Khurana, November 18, 2022, 3:51 AM IST
Drishyam 2 Story: Vijay Salgaonkar and his family are still reeling from the horror of what happened seven years ago. With the police using new methods to uncover the crime, how long will the truth remain hidden? And can Vijay save himself and his family?
Drishyam 2 Review: Following of Drishyam, adapted from the Malayalam thriller of the same name, picks up where the 2015 film left off—Vijay Salgaonkar (Ajay Devgn) coming out of the police station carrying a shovel. Seven years ago, the crime had evidence, and that is what gives the police the strength and ammo to re-investigate the case of Sameer Deshmukh’s disappearance many years later.
Vijay is now a theater owner who dreams of making a film based on a story he wrote. His elder daughter Anju (Ishita Dutta) is still traumatized by the horrific events, while his younger daughter Anu (Mrunal Jadhav) is a teenager. Everyone in the family, including his wife Nandini (Shriya Saran), carries on with life as usual—but always with caution. And it is a fear that does not leave them. A series of unexpected events change the lives of the Salgaonkars while the truth threatens to change everything.
Even the support that Vijay received from his community seven years ago, begins to dwindle as the plot unfolds, and he begins to question whether he really committed the crime. The film goes awry when the police investigation led by Inspector General of Police Tarun Ahlawat (Akshaye Khanna), and Sameer’s (who died in an accident Drishyam produced by the crux of all the films) mother and former IG Meera (Tabu), gets into action. This time, he follows the directions without insulting the protagonist.
Following the same pattern as the first, with the help of the late Nishkant Kamat, here director Abhishek Pathak takes things slowly in the first half. The family’s fears and anxieties are evident as he gradually escalates the conflict in the story. As the investigation continues, each player has their own mission, and they help to increase the drama and suspense.
Ajay Devgn shines as a protective father who loves his family unconditionally; he is a common man with a sharp mind. Akshaye Khanna, who has previously played a cop, in films like Mother and Itefaq, brings a lot of energy to these effective situations. Tabu is excellent as Meera, a mother who wants justice for her son. Rajat Kapoor shines as her husband who desperately wants everything to be done as soon as possible. Kamlesh Sawant reprises his role as Gaitonde, who is still ruthless and hell-bent on revenge. Shriya Saran, Ishita Dutta, and Mrunal Jadhav, who play the other Salgaonkars, have the same roles as their previous counterparts. Saurabh Shukla as writer Murad Ali plays his role well to solve the mystery.
Jeethu Joseph’s original story has been brilliantly adapted by Aamil Keeyan Khan and Abhishek Pathak. He skillfully weaves a myriad of threads together, leading to a star-studded series of twists and turns that is every bit as good as the first film. While the first one undoubtedly had something new to it, the sequel also stands strong, fun and exciting. The story here remains largely ambiguous, however, with some of the settings appearing to be fictional and others quite unreadable. Having said that, creating a follow-up to a successful first episode where most of the characters are the same is difficult.
Song by Amitabh Bhattacharya Sahi Galat which comes with credit and the theme song is great. Saath Hum Rahein it’s slow but well filmed to capture the bond family scene. The background effects by Rockstar DSP (Devi Sri Prasad) blend well and add to the intensity of the gameplay.
all, Drishyam 2 it gives you a lot of twists and turns to keep you stable, as usual. And the story of Salgaokars will continue to be remembered by people.