Drishyam 2 is a perfect sequel to Drishyam part 1. In Drishyam Part 1 we saw the hero, an ordinary man, was thrown into extraordinary circumstances and left no stone unturned to save his family. We realized that the protagonist was all of us.
The audience applauded when they saw him walking away in slow motion out from the police station where he buried the dead body. He won the support and hearts of the audience.
But the sequel seeks to suggest a different theory. It, as if, depicts- where there is a crime, there is punishment. This crime and punishment theory is established by the famous novelist Fyodor Dostoyevsky in his novel ‘ Crime and Punishment ‘.
Perhaps the movie indirectly alludes to this theory. Although you have never been punished for your crimes, the prick of conscience is bound to gnaw at your inner self for the misdeed done.
In the movie, Vijay Salgaonkar’s lofty passion for movies has not gone out. He now owns a theatre and aspires to become a film producer. His success has become a matter of gossip in his neighborhood.
Although Vijay Salgaonkar is successful, certain symptoms bear witness to his family’s sense of alienation and loneliness. Seemingly his daughters have adjusted to the surroundings, but a sense of guilt still haunts them.
The first half of the film is, frankly speaking, a slog because family dynamics are established in this half. Here several new characters are introduced. This build-up may seem meaningless but as soon as the plot gets kicked in at around the interval point- the real rollercoaster ride begins.
The twists and turns take place in the blink of an eye. Although the movie lacks the organic seamlessness of the first film, the construction is more complicated. We are bound to marvel at Vijay Salgaonkar’s cunningness.
Had he been equipped with proper education, he could have ruled the world. This also makes the movie more gripping. The second half also echoes the beats from the first film. Above all, the plot takes the centre stage.
Through imagery and dialogues, it is made clear that Vijay Salgaonkar, a seemingly free man, is a tainted hero destined not to find peace of mind.
Drishyam 2 Cast :
- Ajoy Devgan – Vijay Salgaonkar
- Shriya Saran – Nandhani
- Tabu – IG Merra Deshmukh
- Ishita Dutta – Anju – Vijay’s Daughter
- Mrunal Jadhav – Anu – Vijay’s Daughter
- Rajat Kapoor – Mahesh Deshmukh
- Akshaye Khanna – Tarun Ahlawat
- Nishant Singh – Shiv
- Neha Joshi – Jenny
- Saurabh Shukla – Murad Ali
- Kamlesh Sawant – Gaitonde
- Yogesh Soman – Vinayak Sawant
- Sharad Bhutadia – Martin
- Anil Rasal – Peter
- Siddharth Bhutadia – Martin
- Anil Rasal – Peter
- Siddharth Bodke – David
- Ajeeth Singh – Raghu
- Prathamesh Parab – Jose
- Ashmita Jaggi – Mary
- Ramchandra Singh – Savio
- Samvedana – Gayatri Mohan
- Sameer Deshpande – Shiraj Ahmed
- Pakshal Jain – Angelo
- Haresh Khatri – Judge
Language – Hind
Director – Abhishek Pathak
Run Time -2hrs 33mnts