Drishyam 2, the Mohanlal starring family drama directed by Jeethu Joseph, is one of the most anticipated upcoming films of the Malayalam cinema. The Mohanlal starrer recently started rolling in Kochi, following COVID-19 guidelines. If the rumours are to be believed, there are chances for Drishyam 2 to go the OTT way.
According to the grapevine, the leading OTT platforms of the country have approached the makers for the streaming rights of Drishyam 2, aiming for a worldwide digital premiere. The rumour mills suggest that there are chances for the Mohanlal starrer to go the OTT way, as the COVID-19 cases are increasing in the country and the theatres might not reopen anytime soon.
However, there is no official confirmation on these reports yet. Earlier, director Jeethu Joseph had mentioned that Drishyam 2 will bring back the audiences to the theatres, in one of his interviews. It is yet to see whether the makers will opt for an OTT release for the Mohanlal starrer, considering the situation. An official statement on the reports is expected to be made very soon.
The project had recently made headlines, the reports that suggested that director Jeethu Joseph is taking a pay cut for the project, started doing rounds. Reportedly, the Kerala Film Producers Council has requested all the actors and technicians to take a pay cut for their future films, considering the current situation. Jeethu Joseph is one of the first directors to take a pay cut.
Drishyam 2, which is a sequel to the blockbuster movie Drishyam, will feature Mohanlal once again in the role of Georgekutty. The popular faces from the original star cast, including Meena, Ansiba Hassan, Esther Anil, Asha Sarath, Siddique, and so on are reprising their roles in the sequel as well. The Mohanlal starrer is produced by Antony Perumbavoor, under the banner Aashirvad Cinemas.