Direction: Kamal Haasan
Production: Aascar Films PVT. Limited & Raaj Kamal Films International
Cast: Kamal Haasan, Rahul Bose, Pooja Kumar, Andrea Jeremiah and Shekhar Kapur
Cinematography: Sanu Varghese, Shamdat Sainudeen
Editor: Mahesh Narayan and Vijay Shankar.
Having knotted twists and turns in the first part, the trailer of ‘Viswaroopam – 2’ has created great hopes and expectations that the movie will be generously grand and thrilling in the screens. Will the battle between Omar and Wisam come to an end?
Continued after rescuing the cesium emitting explosives in the first part, Wizam (Kamal Haasan) then takes his team to return the body of his Britain friend Dr.Dawkins (Miles Anderson). Along with Major, Nirupama and Ashmitha – his trainee (Andrea Jeremiah) whom Wizam called ‘Paapaathi amma’ during his disguise as Viswanath, travel all their way to UK in which Wizam finds people from his own tribe to dodge in the shadow of Omar and trying to kill him. During the travel and during the action traps everytime Wizam falls into, he recollects about how he was escaped from prison and how he joins Omar in Alqaeda. Coming back to the present from recollecting rather than explaining Nirupama what has happened and why was he is disguise, Wizam makes her help in rescuing bombs which weighs in tons from exploding. Then travelling to Delhi to get Omar in hand and stop his Jihadi (suicide bombers) mission, Wizam also meets his mom (Waheeda Rehman) who has amnesia in an Old age Home. There reveals the knot made in the first part about how Wizam learnt Kathak which was later helped for his disguise. Continued with that, how Omar is planning to explode the bombs in India? What will Wizam do to make Omar from stopping the explosives to bang elsewhere? is unveiled in the climax.
Usually if we tell ‘Ulaganayagan’s movie’, we will mainly expect more of acting. Acting and romance can never beat him and his screenplay. Not only his acting but also the effort of making others who act with him to open up their performance on screen perfectly is abruptly seen. As long as with 1 hour and 20 minutes is way too long before the intermission, he has proved the first half to sit in the corner of our seats and wonder what will happen next. Having the thrills with car crushing and action stunts in the first half, it is not easily acceptable in the second half to have usual expected climax. However with logics jumping out here and there, the background score, powerful dialogues along with crucial stunts fill those gaps much easily.
No words to praise Kamal’s performance more than being spellbound after watching. But still one important thing that has to be appreciated is that his dedication and effort in performing ultimate action scenes. Apart from that, even being aged Kamal never seems to leave the crown of being a ‘Kaadhal Mannan’. Just like in the first part, Omar i.e., Rahul Bose never failed to give that ‘strong Islamic terrorist’ attitude standing against Kamal very stiffly in his movie. Having less importance in her character in the first part, Andrea has amazed with stunts and her tomboyish look in this part. Being an important lead, Pooja Kumar has been travelling with Kamal throughout the movie for her husband’s mission to be accomplished. Finally how can we miss Waheeda Rehman who has melted with mother’s sentiments? It can also be stated that Kamal’s passion with dance has been linked in this movie through her.
1) Actors perfomance
2) Action sequences
3) Ghibran’s background score
What doesn’t works?
1) Lengthy first half
2) Usual and soon ending climax
3) Few logic errors
On the whole, not so different if we compare to the first part but the actors’ performances with thundering action scenes and powerful dialogues has fulfilled those errors making us expect what will be the end.
Verdict : Without any new avatar but with stunning stunts.
Ratings : 6/10
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