The P Vasu directed sequel to Drishya is gearing up for a December release in theatres
The success of the 2013 Malayalam thriller Drishyam made way for remakes in Kannada, Tamil, Telugu and even Hindi. Such was the appeal of the Jeetu Joseph directorial, that the remakes had the likes of V Ravichandran (Kannada), Kamal Haasan (Tamil), Venkatesh (Telugu) and Ajay Devgn (Hindi) taking on the lead role, played by Mohanlal in the original.
This also meant that when Jeetu released the sequel to the Malayalam original on OTT earlier this year, it was lapped up by audiences across board, as they were all invested in the trajectory of the story. Despite that, the makers of the Kannada and Telugu versions announced remakes of Drishyam 2 as well. While Venkatesh’s Telugu Drushyam 2 is also headed to OTT, back home in Sandalwood, the makers are a little more ambitious and are planning a December release.
While a date has not been announced yet, the trailer of the film, which brings back Rajendra Ponnappa and family, will be released on November 26. The film’s theatrical release date is expected to be announced with the trailer. Drishya 2 has Ravichandran V, Navya Nair, Aarohi Narayan, Asha Sharath, Pramod Shetty, Prabhu and Anant Nag in pivotal roles. The film is set a few years after the events of the original, with Rajendra Ponnappa and family having prospered in the time since. While the small town they live in seems to have forgotten the mystery behind the disappearance of IG Roopa Chandrashekar’s son, Tarun, she has not, and sets in motion a series of events that result in the case being reopened. Can Rajendra keep up the façade and protect his family this time too?