Drishyam 2: The Resumption, or simply Drishyam 2, is a 2021 Indian Malayalam-language drama thriller film written and directed by Jeethu Joseph and produced by Antony Perumbavoor through the company Aashirvad Cinemas. A sequel to their 2013 film Drishyam, the film stars Mohanlal, Meena, Ansiba Hassan, Esther Anil. The story takes place six years after the events of Drishyam.
Story plot of malayalam film Drishyam 2
On the night of August 3, 2013, a convict, Jose George, is on the run from the authorities for the murder of his brother-in-law. Hiding behind an unfinished police station, he sees Georgekutty emerging from it. Afterwards, he attempts to apologize to his wife but is arrested by the police.
Six years later, Georgekutty, Rani, Anju and Anu are leading an affluent life. Georgekutty is now a successful businessman, and is also the owner of a movie theatre yearning to produce a film of his own, despite his family’s strong reservations. He is in constant contact with Vinayachandran, a renowned screenwriter, with whom the former seeks to develop the screenplay of his future movie. Although the family is comfortable, Anju has recurring episodes of epilepsy, and is now a PTSD patient – a direct consequence of her fears of being arrested, on account of her complicity in the murder of Varun Prabhakar. Jealous of the family’s meteoric rise in wealth, Georgekutty’s neighbours have resorted to spreading rumours about Anju having “venereal connections” with Varun – much to Rani’s distress. Rani’s only source of solace is her friendly neighbour Saritha – a government clerk, who is often abused by her alcoholic husband, Sabu – a real estate broker.
The Kerala Police has been humiliated in their inability to decipher the truth behind Varun’s case. Meanwhile, Georgekutty has an encounter with Prabhakar, Varun’s father, who vainly begs the former to disclose the location of his son’s remains. Meanwhile, Anu comes home for spring break and invites her friends for a house party, despite Rani’s objections. With Georgekutty remaining aloof to her concerns, Rani spends more time with Saritha, and on one occasion, inadvertently blurts on the truth about her family’s complicity in Varun’s death. Unbeknownst to her, Saritha and Sabu are actually married undercover cops, assigned by IG Thomas Bastin, who is a close friend and colleague of Geetha.
Meanwhile, Jose is released from prison. After struggling to make amends with his now-estranged family, he seeks to find employment. While coming to know that Georgekutty’s case is still ongoing, he recollects Georgekutty’s presence at the police station which was under construction. Realizing that Georgekutty was indeed complicit in the murder, he tips Bastin – who later summons Geetha and Prabhakar from the U.S.A. After the trio bribes him with a sum of Rs. 500,000, Jose reveals Georgekutty’s presence at the then-unfinished police station on the night of August 3. Armed with Jose’s revelations, the authorities raid the police station, eventually unearthing a human skeleton. Concurrently, Georgekutty, having noticed the events through his CCTV cameras (which he had set up around the police station), seemingly gives up.
Armed with the discovery of the human remains, Bastin, Geetha, and Prabhakar summons Georgekutty’s family for an informal investigation. Georgekutty, Rani, Anu and Anju manage to maintain their alibi. However, Geetha reveals a voice-recording of Rani’s earlier confession to Saritha; the police had bugged the family residence earlier. Having exposed the family, Geetha turns to question Anju, resulting in the latter having another epileptic fit. Distraught, Georgekutty gives in, and falsely confesses that he was the culprit in Varun’s murder. With the police satisfied, the family is released, although Bastin plots to arrest Georgekutty later. Having been let go for the current period, the family muses on their supposedly bleak future.
Later, the police formally arrest Georgekutty and place him on trial for Varun’s murder. Concurrently, Vinayachandaran, having learnt about Georgekutty’s arrest, pays a visit to Bastin, Geetha and Prabhakar. He reveals that during his business collusions with Georgekutty, the latter had fabricated a script for a future crime-thriller, loosely based on Varun’s murder. He further reveals that Georgekutty had published a novel, titled Drishyam, based on the film script (although it was published under Vinayachandran’s name, for copyright protection). The quartet is then informed that Georgekutty had officially pleaded not guilty, with his legal defence submitting that he had been framed by the authorities, which had “misused” Drishyam’s plot as a means to incriminate him. Realizing that Georgekutty’s earlier confession matches with Drishyam’s plot, Bastin deduces that Georgekutty had created Drishyam and the confession, as a part of a scheme to escape legal punishment. Despite the prosecution’s opposition, the DNA tests conducted on the unearthed remains reveals that it does not match Varun’s DNA, taking the police by surprise.
Stunned, Vinayachandran divulges that Georgekutty had fabricated an alternate climax for his film – in which the hero (Georgekutty), in his bid to evade legal punishment, would procure the remains of another youngster, who had died owing to similar injuries like that of the villain (Varun), by befriending the gravedigger of the cemetery where that particular youngster had been interred. The hero would keep the body of the youngster with him for nearly three years, and befriend a security guard at the district medical college morgue under the pretext of offering him a chance in the film industry. On the night the remains of the villain arrive at the morgue, after plying the security guard with drinks, the hero would switch the body in the morgue, just before the day the DNA analysis is to be performed.
With no physical evidence to prove his culpability, Georgekutty is released on personal bail. Later, the judge calls Bastin to his chambers and tells him to halt any further investigations into Varun’s case, as unsolved cases are not new to the system.
Outside the courthouse, Vinayachandran discloses to Geetha and Prabhakar that Georgekutty’s alternate climax had a tail end as well – the hero would discreetly transfer the villain’s remains to his bereaved parents. Simultaneously, Georgekutty has a portion of Varun’s cremated skeletal remains anonymously handed over to Geetha and Prabhakar.
As Varun’s father immerses his son’s ashes into the river, Bastin convinces Geetha to let go of her enmity towards Georgekutty, concluding that they will never succeed in punishing him and also tells her that Georgekutty is a good example for a family man who is willing to go to any length to protect them. Bastin states that Georgekutty’s life is his punishment – the latter must constantly endeavour in his efforts to protect his family from the ever-watchful eye of the authorities. Meanwhile, Georgekutty, who was watching the trio from afar, leaves solemnly.
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