Drishyam starring superstar Mohanlal a Malayalam thriller film released in the year 2013 became a hit number not only in their region but also in other languages. Meanwhile, lovers of this film couldn’t wait for its sequel as it is releasing after more than 7 years finally from February 19, on Amazon Prime Video.
Also, many might wonder why it took so long to bring out the sequel? Here is the answer to your much-awaited question by the director himself.
In the recent interview, director Jeethu Joseph revealed why it took 7 years for the sequel and he says, “It took 7 years because I thought of making a sequel in 2015 onwards before that I thought there was no chance for the second part. So many people were asking if there is a possibility of a sequel but I always said the story is finished and is the end of it.
After 2 3 years, people started making sequel stories on their own so automatically one day Anthony asked me to try and said if it doesn’t work, leave it. It took almost 5 years to come to this frame and the moment I said that I’m going to write this thing, my family said ‘don’t do it and destroy the same.”
And explaining the real challenges in making the film’s sequel, Mohanlal shared, “The main challenge for me is to portray the character but the main challenge for the Drishyam 2 makers is the story and we were focused on bringing this film because we have to bring the audience back to the theatres, entertainment industry. People should watch and say that this is the kind of film we were waiting for. I think we are doing it right now.”
As we know how Drishyam became a super hit among the audience, so it is a tough challenge for the filmmakers and actors because they’ve to present the same hype as it was for its first part and cannot disappoint their viewers.