Mollywood film Drishyam 2 is one of the well-received sequels which impressed all with its taut screenplay, jaw-dropping twists and turns, well-written characters and above all flawless performances. The Jeethu Joseph directorial starred Mohanlal, Meena, Esther Anil, Ansiba Haasan both in the original and in the sequel along with newer additions like Murali Gopy, Anjali Nair, Ganesh Kumar in the sequel. The Aashirvaad Cinemas venture had a direct release on Amazon Prime making it the first superstar film from M-Town to skip a theater screening and opt for an OTT release.
Drishyam which released in 2013 was a huge blockbuster back then that it got remakes in six languages with all of them turning out to be commercially and critically successful. When Drishyam 2 was released, other industries immediately embraced the film with Tollywood already announcing the remake with Venkatesh, who also did the first part in Telugu. There are also talks of Ajay Devgn and Kamal Haasan, who also did the part one remakes evincing interest for the sequel's remakes in Hindi and Tamil respectively. One pertinent question is - Is a remake really needed in the present scenario? What would be the success rate of the sequel's remake?
Back in 2013, the OTT platforms were not launched in India and hence people depended on theaters to watch movies. The same is not the case now. OTTs have opened avenues for regional content to gain recognition and popularity across the country. The additional facilities of English sub-titles and the different language audios have constricted the language barriers. Now, quality content could be enjoyed by all irrespective of the language and territorial boundaries. So the Amazon Original film Drishyam 2 has already been enjoyed by millions of moviebuffs across the world by now and what significance will its remake hold? Drishyam 2 is high on suspense and unexpected twists - aren't these intriguing elements already spilled?
Well, we have to wait and watch how the sequel's remakes bring in different flavors that would captivate the audience and keep them hooked.