Drishyam 2 Movie Review: Ajay Devgn as Vijay Salgaonkar delivers a praiseworthy performance

Star Cast:

Ajay Devgn, Shriya Saran, Akshaye Khanna, Tabu, Rajat Kapoor, Saurabh Shukla, Ishita Dutta, Mrunal Jadhav, Kamlesh Sawant, Neha Joshi, Samvedna Suwalka, Yogesh Soman, Siddharth Bodke

Director: Abhishek Pathak

Release Date & Box Office Collection:

Drishyam 2 was released in theatres on 18th November 2022 & has a box office collection of Rs. 15.38 crores on its opening day business in India.

Drishyam 2 (2022) Hindi Movie Review: Story, Performances & Analysis

Sawal ye nehi hai ki aapke aankhon ke samne kya hai, sawal ye hai ki aap dekh kya rahe ho? That’s how Vijay Salgaonkar (Ajay Devgn) starts narrating the story of Drishyam 2 to us. Vijay is a cable operator as well as a theatre owner who stays with his family including his wife Nandini (Shriya Saran) and their daughters Anju (Ishita Dutta) and Annu (Mrunal Jadhav).

Anju had a traumatic past when former IG Meera Deshmukh’s (Tabu) son Sam was accidentally killed by her & she has developed epilepsy now. The present IG Tarun Ahlawat (Akshaye Khanna) was a colleague of Meera & has reopened Sam’s death case. Will Vijay Salgaonkar be able to save himself and his family from IG Tarun Ahlawat?

Ajay Devgn looks in good touch the last couple of years bagging movies like Tanhaji, Bhuj: The Pride of India, RRR, Thank God, and Runway 34 and making cameo appearances in movies like Sooryavanshi & Gangubai Kathiawadi, & debuting in OTT with Rudra: The Edge of Darkness.

Drishyam 2 is no exception; his spectacular performance here will keep you hooked to your seats. It will be unfair to compare his performance with Mohanlal but if anyone from Bollywood would have done justice to this character then it’s obviously Ajay Devgn.

Akshaye Khanna’s performance could have been far better than what he delivered here. Out of his last couple of movies including State of Siege: Temple Attack & Love You Hamesha & a cameo in Hungama 2, he performed well only in State of Siege: Temple Attack.

Tabu had nothing much to do in this sequel but she delivered a top-notch performance in Drishyam. Director Abhishek Pathak did not provide much focus on her character which could have added more value to this sequel. 

Shriya Saran as Nandini is okay barring a few scenes where she looked too much scared than what the script needed. Ishita Dutta as Anju looks okay. Mrunal Jadhav, Saurabh Shukla, & Rajat Kapoor provided good support with their respective characters.

Music by Devi Sri Prasad, Cinematography by Sudhir K. Chaudhary, and Editing by Sandeep Francis will also get your attention for their good works.

Abhishek Pathak’s directorial debut Drishyam 2 has enough good elements in it to entertain you with an engaging mystery. There are only a few times when we get a sequel as interesting as the original one and the story of Drishyam 2 by Jeethu Joseph is one such instance that will make you believe that sequel can be as good as the original one.

Final Words:

If you have watched Drishyam then watch this sequel which is promising and Ajay Devgn’s solid performance & Abhishek Pathak’s direction worth your time.

Malayalam vs Hindi version of Drishyam 2:

Ajay Devgn’s acting was close to Mohanlal’s if not better but the other three top performances that the Malayalam version has the upper hand are Meena as Rani George, Ansiba Hassan as Anju George, & Murali Gopy as IGP Thomas Bastin IPS. 

Shriya Saran as Nandini, Akshaye Khanna as IG Tarun Ahlawat, & Ishita Dutta as Anju looked below average if we compare their performances with the Malayalam version.


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