Drishyam 2 (transl. Visual 2) is a 2022 Indian Hindi-language crime thriller film based on the 2021 Malayalam film of the same name, also serving as a sequel to the 2015 film Drishyam. While the original one was scripted by Jeethu Joseph, the adapted screenplay was written by Abhishek Pathak and Aamil Keeyan Khan. It stars Ajay Devgn, Tabu, Shriya Saran and Akshaye Khanna while Ishita Dutta, Mrunal Jadhav, Rajat Kapoor, Saurabh Shukla and Kamlesh Sawant appear in supporting roles. The story takes place seven years after the events of Drishyam.
Soon after the release of the original film in February 2021, the remake came into development and was finalized within the same year. All actors from the predecessor were retained, with Khanna and Shukla as new additions. Principal photography for the film commenced in February 2022 and ended in June 2022. It was primarily shot in Goa with filming also taking place in Mumbai and Hyderabad. The film’s soundtrack is composed by Devi Sri Prasad.
Drishyam 2 was released theatrically worldwide on 18 November 2022. It opened with positive reviews with praise for the cast performances, writing, direction, cinematography, and editing. The film set box office records for a thriller film, collecting over ₹100 crore (US$13 million) worldwide in just four days. As of 22 November 2022, it has grossed over ₹131.86 crore (US$17 million) worldwide to become the 8th highest-grossing Hindi film of 2022.
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