Mohanlal's Malayalam thriller Drishyam 2, which recently released on Amazon Prime Video, garnered appreciation from fans and experts for its storytelling and star performances. While the audience gave a huge thumbs up to film, exhibitors and trade analysts criticised the makers for opting OTT route over theatrical release. Now megastar has reacted to this decision told HT, “OTT platforms provide a global stage and a wider audience which helps an artiste’s hard work reach many people. There are multiple other perks, one of the biggest being, a regional cinema such as Drishyam 2 will now be accessible to people across the world at the click of a button.” He added, “The movie premiered globally, making it available to avid cinephiles across countries, helping us reach a wider segment of audience across regions and languages.”
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He added, “The movie premiered globally, making it available to avid cinephiles across countries, helping us reach a wider segment of audience across regions and languages.”
Just like audience, Drishyam 2 impressed our critic Russel D'Silva, who gave 4 stars to the film and wrote, "Some of the sharper bends are not quite as Hitchcockian as the first Drishyam was all the way through, but with 99% of its twists and turns certain to evoke repeated 'WOWS', Drishyam 2 is as wonderful a sequel as any Mohanlal fan could have wished for to his sublime 2013 classic. He and Director Jeethu Joseph play 'fool me once, fool me twice' with the cops, and you wish they'd fool us over and over again. I'm going with 4 out of 5 stars." Praising the direction and technicalities, he added, Just like the first film, Drishyam 2 also takes time to set up, and like its predecessor, the buildup is well worth the wait. At two and a half hours, not once do you feel the length, as post an hour into the movie, once the ball really starts rolling, all you wish to do is strap in for the ride and never get off. Keeping the essence of Drishyam in tact, not once does Jeethu Joseph's screenplay lose sight of the 'family first' ethos of the main characters, even while enjoying playing hide and seek with our senses — the rug is pulled from beneath our feet at several key moments, and each time you enjoy it even more."
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