Jeethu Joseph: Family trauma is the core element of Drishyam 2

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Decision to make Drishyam 2 didn’t come simple to director Jeethu Joseph. Even his household cautioned him towards it when he expressed his need to make a follow-up movie to Drishyam. “Don’t destroy it,” he was cautioned.

Even he wasn’t able to take that danger initially. The concern of failing to make a sequel that might honor the crucial and business success of its predecessor was very actual. “I thought there was no chance for the sequel, even as everyone was asking for it,” he informed indianexpress.com. He was so cautious that he took about 5 years to finalize the Drishyam 2 script. And he solely went forward with the shoot after his remaining draft for the sequel acquired constructive response from his household, buddies and colleagues.

“Around 2015, I started thinking about the sequel. The biggest challenge was maintaining the continuity of the characters. It has been about six years, there will be slight changes in the characters and the conditions they live in,” Jeethu mentioned.

In Drishyam 2, he needed to debate the penalties of trauma wrought by the crime on the household and the way everybody concerned in it is struggling to make peace with it. “I thought what would be the reaction of the society to that crime?,” he added. “Georgekutty has been accused of a crime and now people are realizing that there is something (fishy) about it. There is no smoke without fire, right? People start gossiping”

In the first movie, Mohanlal’s Georgekutty manages to efficiently manipulate the media and switch the public opinion in his favour, placing the cops underneath stress to depart his household alone. But, in the second movie, issues are about to vary. (*2*) he noticed.

Jeethu revealed that Georgekutty will get a bit carried away in his success, solely to land himself in soup. “The family doesn’t know how to handle such pressure. Each character has different problems. For example, Rani is feeling completely lost and isolated. Anumol, who is the least affected member in this family, has developed a ‘don’t care attitude.’ Georgekutty has become more confident and careless. And Anju has some psychological issues,” he defined.

Ansiba Hassan famous that her character Anju is nonetheless reeling underneath the trauma brought on by the occasions of the first movie. “Anju is the most affected. She can’t sleep, work, or study well. She is unhealthy and she is always depressed. Her family is her only comfort zone,” he noticed.

Esther Anil recommended that the household will discover the braveness to stay collectively and shield itself towards outdoors threats. “We’re a beautiful family, whatever happens we work together. Even when I have a carefree attitude, I am still there for my sister and my family. And the father keeps it that way,” she mentioned whereas speaking about her character Anumol in the movie.

Drishyam 2 additionally stars Siddique, Murali Gopy, Saikumar amongst others. The movie will begin streaming on Amazon Prime Video from February 19.

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