Amazon Prime’s Drushyam 2 Review: The End Is The Beginning

Amazon Prime’s Drushyam 2 is just as thrilling and exciting as its predecessor. The film serves as the sequel to the 2014 film Drushyam, which is a remake of the Malayalam film Drishyam 2. It is jointly produced by D. Suresh Babu, Antony Perumbavoor, and Rajkumar Sethupathi with Jeethu Joseph serving as the writer and director. We see actors Venkatesh Daggubati, Meena, Nadhiya, Naresh, Kruthika, Esther Anil reprise in their roles from the previous film. The film has a runtime of little more than 2 hours 30 minutes and keeps you at the edge of the seat throughout.

– Amazon Prime’s Drushyam 2 review does not contain spoilers –

Drushyam 2: The Resumption

The film takes place six years after the events of Drushyam where Rambabu and his family are shadowed under the crime that changed their lives forever. The family lives in constant fear and apprehension that one bad day and everything happy in their lives will be destroyed. Meanwhile, Geeta and Prabhakar continue to differently cope with their son’s death- one strives for justice to be served, whereas the other just wants his son’s soul to find peace. The Police department has not given the case a rest either and they are closing each day with the thought of how to put Rambabu behind bars.

Drushyam 2 opens with a criminal escaping a Police chase in the dead of the night after killing his brother-in-law when he witnesses Rambabu walking out of the under-construction Police station with a spade in his hand. This shot is the iconic one that unveiled the mystery of where Varun’s body was hidden in the first film. However, what we, Rambabu and the Police did not know back then was the presence of this eyewitness who is unrelated to the case. Soon after, the witness is caught by the Police and put in jail.

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Flash forward to the present- it has been six years and emotional turbulence has clearly eaten up Jyoti and Anju alive. Rambabu now runs a theatre while his lonely wife and panic-stricken older daughter spend days in wary. The film does not hold back in depicting the mental trouble the women go through to make it through every day- Anju’s panic attacks have turned into seizures and she cannot help but be overwhelmed by fear every time she hears a police siren, meanwhile, Jyoti cannot confide in her husband and is ridden with worry for her older daughter as she suffers in silence.

As the family continues to cope with the trauma that has left them dishevelled, a turn of events bring back the demons from the past. Geeta will not keep quiet and Rambabu will go to any extent to protect his family. Thus, bring us a series of icon Drushyam climaxes that we don’t see coming.

The first of the film reflects the same kinda slow-burn narrative as it was in the first film. The Police are trying to find leads, somewhat competently this time and the weight of the crime heavies down the family. However, by the end of the first half, we encounter our first twist that re-directs the entire plot and we are kept wondering if Rambabu, our hero is actually even invincible. The second half of the film focuses more on giving the audience one blow after another by astonishing us with the capabilities of an ordinary man becoming extraordinary to protect his loving family.

Drushyam 2: Final Verdict

Drushyam 2 is surely as good as the first film. It lives up to the hype and reputation. It thrills you and humours you and also chases your doubts and insecurities. The portrayal of silent suffering is impeccably done, be it through background score or the acting put forward by Meena and Kruthika. Venkatesh as Rambabu is as calm as a resting storm ready to change the game at any point.

A crime drama that you thought had ended gives you another brilliant film to enjoy, Drushyam 2 is now streaming on Amazon Prime Video.

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Drushyam 2 picks up six years after the events of the first movie giving the audience a new set of unexpected twists and turns.

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Amazon Prime's Drushyam 2 Review: The End Is The BeginningDrushyam 2 picks up six years after the events of the first movie giving the audience a new set of unexpected twists and turns.