'Drushyam 2': Venkatesh Daggubati makes this scene-to-scene remake a must-watch
Rambabu, who was operating a cable TV unit in Drushyam, now owns a theater and aspires to produce a film. His family holds discussions to find a potential suitor for their elder daughter. Now, all this looks like they have moved past what happened six years ago. But, have they? Venkatesh Daggubati's Drushyam 2 follows their life after that fateful incident. Here's our review.
Why does this story matter?
Director Jeethu Joseph and Mohanlal made heads turn with Drishyam 2, a sequel to their Drishyam (2013). It was released in February this year. The second part's Telugu version is a frame-to-frame remake released on Amazon Prime Video on November 25. However, this one is crispier and less confusing. Also directed by Joseph, did the Daggubati-starrer live up to the expectations? It indeed did.
Why did Varun go 'missing'? Cops reopen the case
In Drushyam 2, the family still feels haunted. Even when a cop crosses by their street, they get startled. Their life with these fears goes on with no interruptions until a police officer finds a breakthrough. He opens the case again and connects the dots to solve the mystery behind Varun's "missing" status. Eventually, all those traumatic police interrogations happen, again.
Rambabu's strategical moves to save his family were engaging
While watching these thrillers and cop dramas, we realize how a crime like murder gets solved by cops (at least we think we do). Any crime will have a loophole that eventually leads to the roots. But in Rambabu's case, he has also smartly followed up with the potential loopholes and case developments for all these years, to make sure they never get caught.
First-time watchers will find 'Drushyam 2' pretty amusing
Drushyam 2 is a genuine remake of its original version with no major changes in the plot. Daggubati's performance is top-notch, while Meena has lived up to the standards she has set for herself in the Mollywood version. Though it might be impossible to convince the die-hard fans of the original Drishyam franchise, this one is pretty much enjoyable. Verdict: Bags 4 stars.