Jeethu Joseph: Family trauma is the core element of Drishyam 2.
Decision to make Drishyam 2 didn’t come easy to director Jeethu Joseph. Even his family cautioned him against it when he expressed his desire to make a follow-up film to Drishyam. “Don’t destroy it,” he was cautioned.
Even he wasn’t ready to take that risk initially. The fear of failing to make a sequel that would honor the critical and commercial success of its predecessor was very real. “I thought there was no chance for the sequel, even as everyone was asking for it,” he told. He was so cautious that he took about five years to finalize the Drishyam 2 script. And he only went ahead with the shoot after his final draft for the sequel received positive response from his family, friends and colleagues.