By Joginder Tuteja
One of the most awaited films of the year, Drishyam 2 is released on Amazon Prime this week. While there was a good eagerness to investigate what Mohanlal and director Jethu Joseph have brought to the audience this time, there was still some apprehension about how the sequel would actually work, given the fact That this is a suspense thriller and the story seemed complete in the first part.
Although it turned out, the sequel has garnered tremendous acclaim. Drishyam’s core ethos is retained in the second half as well and although the first half is a bit slow, the second half runs at a much faster pace. However, the best is reserved for pre-climax and climax that even go so far as to beat Abbas-Mustan’s style of thriller that are completely unbelievable, but genuinely entertaining.
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Rest assured, the film will manage to find a very good audience over time and soon attain cult status for itself. Apart from this, it will definitely also be a sequel to Ajay Devgn, which will feature the cast.
Even though the coming week is nothing special from a holiday or festival occasion, surprisingly it is quite crowded for OTT releases. In the final count, at least four major films / web series will be premiered on various OTT platforms and that too on 26 February. She is a girl on the train
Hello Mini 2, Jamai 2.0 Season 2 and 1962: The War in the Hills. The good thing is that each of these belongs to a different genre and comes on unique platforms.
The Girl on the Train is a film that was originally slated for a theatrical release last year. However, an epidemic occurred and then the film was pushed forward. Later, it was selected by Netflix for a direct-to-digital release. The promo of this Ribhu Dasgupta-directed film is quite exciting and for lovers of the thriller genre, it looks quite promising. An adaptation of a book by the same name, the film is also special for Parineeti Chopra, who would be hoping to get some good acclaim coming for a good character she is playing.
Another thrilling web series coming to Hello Mini 2. The first season was gaining some good popularity among the masses and now MX players and Applause Entertainment are all going out to make sure the second season gets all the more gritty, intriguing and suspenseful. With a plot revolving around a stranger who is to blackmail a young woman, Hello Mini 2 reminds me of a slasher flick along the lines of ‘I Know What You Did Last Summer’ and Dare in the Dark Webb, with Diffie’s main plot point, one waits to see how the thrills and chills unfold.
Then there is the family drama cum thriller Jamai 2.0 Season 2 which is releasing in ZEE5. What started out as a television series has found a good push for itself on the digital medium with a significant rise in scale and style. The promo of the web series promises the kind of treatment that a film like quality has. In the lead roles of Nia Sharma, Ravi Dubey and Achint Kaur, Jamai 2.0 Season 2 boasts a good promo and embellishes intrigue with a plot that revolves around love, deception and betrayal.
For those who like to catch war dramas on screen, 1962: The War in the Hills arrived on Disney + Hotstar. The premium OTT channel also brought the war drama The Forgotten Army directed by Kabir Khan early last year and which was set on pre-independence war. Now in 1962: The War in the Hills, the drama goes back many years when Indian soldiers took China into a war that was impossible to win, but they needed to demonstrate courage and courage. Directed by Abhay Deol, Sumit Vyas and Mahi Gill, it is directed by one Mahesh Manjrekar, whose delayed film The Power also premiered recently on OTT.
Girl on the train – Netflix – 26 February
Jamai 2.0 Season 2 – 26 February
Hello Mini 2 – 26 February
1962: The War in the Hills – Disney + Hotstar – February 26
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(Joginder Tuteja is a trade expert and film critic and loves to talk and write about anything related to films)