Sequels in Malayalam cinema, it is often told to Jeethu Joseph, do not seem to do as well as the original. That did not stop him from going ahead with Drishyam 2 though.
In fact, the director is set to start shooting the Mohanlal-starrer on 17 August. The actor made the first announcement about the project in late May on its 60th birthday.
It is the sequel to one of the most popular films in the history of Malayalam. In 2013, Drishyam not only set the box office on fire — it was the first Malayalam film to collect Rs. 50 crore — but it was re-written into probably more languages than any other Indian film ever had. It was adapted to films in two foreign languages, Chinese and Sinhalese, in addition to Tamil, Hindi, Kannada, and Telugu.