Vishwaroopam 2 Review : A Film Too Full Of Sound And Fury, Signifying Nothing!
- Authors: Zinia Bandyopadhyay
Movie: Vishwaroopam 2
Cast: Kamal Hassan, Pooja Kumar, Rahul Bose, Andrea Jeremiah
Director: Kamal Hassan
5 years back, Vishwaroopam released and took over the nation. The film generated a lot of interest, thanks to all the controversies surrounding the film. But after it released, it was an instant hit. Right from the thrill to the high octane action scenes, the film hit all the right notes even though it was a tad bit too long.
The film hinted at a sequel and lo, it is finally here. But it took 5 years to reach to the point. In these 5 years, things have changed a lot. There have been more Bollywood films with high octane action sequences and the world is grappling to tackle terrorism. Worse of all, just two weeks back, Mission Impossible Fallout released and collected a record amount at the Indian box-office. So why would you go for this film?
The reasons aren’t much though. The film will take you to theatres if you had watched and liked Vishwaroopam. There are superlative performances in this film as well, much like the previous instalment. But apart from that, there isn’t anything more to offer.
The film relies heavily on flashbacks and it looks like even Kamal Hassan, who directed and wrote this action thriller was well aware that all the energy of the film was spent in making the first part and this will be a futile effort. He is brilliant in all the scenes that he has appeared in, but he has aged as well. This factor does work upon in the scenes and he doesn’t look as convincing as an Ether Hunt, or a James Bond!
The show stealer was, however, Rahul Bose. He is impeccable as Oman the jihadi who has his head filled with wrong notions. Jaideep Ahlawat was great as well. Andrea Jeremiah has a bigger role in this one and Pooja Kumar too plays the much in love wife this time. But even though the roles for the women characters were longer, they weren’t meatier. Andrea does a few stunts and she is great in all of them, but makes a fatal final mistake. Pooja’s Nirupama also jumps into action this time, but it is finally Wisam who would save the day.
It looked like much of the film was even lost in translation because some scenes were unintentionally funny. The film will make you crack up when you would least want to.
The action sequels are good but not as high as you would expect it to be. There is a lot of blood and gore, which might put you off. As a spy action thriller, it is marred but the slow pace. The film goes all over the place.
You would like a few scenes in the film, like where Kamal Hassan’s Wiz casually says that he is a good actor is on point. You’re a great actor Mr. Hassan, but this film was all over the place, maybe because you were invested in too many things at once.
If you are a fan of Vishwaroopam, then you might go and watch it. But be prepared to be disappointed!
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