Latest Malayalam Movie : Drishyam 2
Drishyam 2: The Resumption is an upcoming Indian Malayalam-language family drama film written and directed by Jeethu Joseph, and produced by Antony Perumbavoor through the company Aashirvad Cinemas. It is a sequel to their 2013 film Drishyam. The film features Mohanlal, Meena, Ansiba Hassan and Esther Anil, reprising their roles from the first film. The film takes place six years after the events of Drishyam. Principal photography lasted 46 days from September to November 2020, shot extensively in and around Thodupuzha in the same locations as Drishyam, and some scenes in Kochi. Drishyam 2 is tentatively planned to release in theatres on 26 January 2021.
Jeethu Joseph and Mohanlal were filming for Ram prior to the COVID-19 pandemic lockdown in India, however the shooting of the film was stalled as some sequences they want to film in foreign locations, such as London and Cairo. As the crew realised that the filming would take time to continue, Jeethu decided to start the works for Drishyam 2, which he had plans for some time. As the shooting of the film would only take place in Kerala, Jeethu realised it was most appropriate film to shoot after the lockdown ends. Mohanlal said during an interview that he has read the script, and shooting might begin after lockdown.
Principal photography began on 21 September 2020 in Kochi. It was conducted adhering to the safety precautions set for preventing COVID-19 spread. Indoor scenes were shot there. Filming was held at Kakkanad, Kochi. It was shifted to Thodupuzha after two weeks. The same house at Vazhithala featured as Georegekutty and family’s residence in Drishyam was used as the location for Drishyam 2, reportedly, an 18-day shoot was charted at the house. The house was renovated to reflect Georgekutty’s present-day prosperity. Filming was also held at some other houses in Thodupuzha, and was also shot at nearby areas such as Kanjar and Arakkulam.
A set was constructed at Kaipa Kavala in Kudayathoor were Drishyam was filmed. An entire street was erected at the place, including Rajakkadu Police Station, Georgekutty’s cable TV shop, and surrounding stores and structures, which was one of the main locations. Rajeev Kovilakathu was the art director. Following the portions at Kaipa Kavala, filming was concluded on 6 November 2020. The entire filming, which was scheduled to last for 56 days was completed in 46 days. Special team was designated to observe the film crew, including the director, were abiding the COVID-19 protocol.