INDIA: Ajay Devgn starrer Drishyam 2 finally arrived on big screens following its gripping prequel. Devgn returned as Vijay Salgaonkar with another thriller game loaded with twists and turns.
Based on Jeethu Josephs’s Malayalam film of the same name, the Bollywood movie lands as another remake in the film industry. So, without diving deep into story details, let’s find out if the remake matches the story of the original or falls flat on the ground.
Drishyam 2 elevates with powerful direction and strong performances
Abhishek Pathak added his directorial vision to Drishyam 2, while Nishikant Kamat directed the first part. Kamat perfectly adapted the Malayalam version that enchanted the audience with its thriller and mystery concept. Unfortunately, the talented filmmaker Kamat passed away in 2020, which led to a new director joining the team.
Talking about Abhishek Pathak, the filmmaker has nailed the directorial style of Drishyam 2, which gives us the vibe of a perfect and brilliant remake. Much like the first part, the direction lands at a point where it glues us into another cop vs. Salgaonkar game. The thrilling notion showers slow pace tense moments with a jaw-dropping conclusion.
The stellar cast of Drishyam 2 is the high-on-experience element that absolutely enhances the screenplay. The crime thriller features an ensemble cast brimming with brilliant performances. Ajay Devgn joins the lead, and yet again, the actor proves his mettle on the screens, where his dialogue delivery adds volume to the entire storyline.
The Drishyam 2 climactic sequence sends a shock and surprise ripple through our bodies, causing us to jump out of our chairs in excitement. The entire scenario build-up was only possible once again through Ajay’s brilliance in acting.
In addition to Ajay Devgn, another gem of an actor, Akshaye Khanna, joins the team, dominating every scene with his screen presence. His style and attitude form a perfect antagonist to the Salgaonkar family.
Tabu delivers a strong performance that perfectly matches each scenario. The actor plays a trigger point in the story for major events. Shriya Saran, Ishita Dutta, and Mrunal Jadhav phenomenally depicts every elements from joyful to emotional one that forms a deep connection with the story.
Another brilliant aspect of Drishyam 2 is that it has most of the actors from the previous film reprising their roles. Especially, Kamlesh Sawant, as Sub-Inspector Gaitonde, brings a strong portrayal of his character through his acting skills.
Devi Sri Prasad’s music fits perfectly with the film and hooks us into the game. The most useful effect of the background score lands at the climax, which acts as a catalyst. On the powerful BGM of Devi Prasad, Sudhir K. Chaudhary’s cool and dark cinematography works as icing on the cake.
The remake factor of Drishyam 2 is the one and only flaw that somehow diminishes the suspense value for those who have watched the Mohanlal starrer film. It is obvious because the film encases mystery and thriller elements which play a vital role for those who are yet to experience the original.
Ajay Devgn’s Drishyam 2 fits perfectly as a sequel to the 2015 film. The story unfolds, showcasing a thrilling game that interweaves our minds into an exciting setting with a mind-blowing climax. Abhishek Pathak succeeds to grips us to the end with the direction style, where we only think of what will happen next.
Transcontinental Times rating: 4.5/5