Vishwaroopam 2 Movie Review
The upgraded superspy Wasim Khan sticks intact with tight muscles, never-compromising thrusting fists and what not the brainy acts. The raciness clinches from the first minute, where the prologue acts as a recap of first installment. A smart as whip mode unleashing through the title credits. The earnest thing that occurs every time with a Kamal Haasan film is that how much ever his fans barge into theatres to glorify him much alike other actors, he keeps them silent. A herculean task to keep audiences from flipping through mobile apps, check status or giggle up with comments with their companions, isn’t it? It’s where Kamal Haasan shines relentlessly as an auteur.
One thing that keeps you engrossed in many places is that you don’t have to wait for the story. We were all enlightened or briefed in other words with the final credits of Vishwaroopam 1. Perhaps, what could be a little adversity is the long time gap, which made us get out of Vishwaroopam world. A span of hiatus around couple of years would have been fine. It’s because, this isn’t a new installment in a branded franchise, but an abrupt continuation.
On the other part, for the so-called wizards who could easily bring in Bourne and Bond for comparisons, Kamal Haasan outperforms them in one place. He might not be congruously on the fastest run as Tom Cruise in Rogue Nation, but imparts a beautiful message, which we see by its end.
The fictionalized characters are the strongest emblazonments. A writer’s victory lies beneath the fact where every character is proved right in its own terms. In fact, a merciless gruesome terrorist utters couple of lines and audiences spontaneously give applause, though they aren’t supposed to. Such an impeccable writing pulled off by Kamal Haasan stands out to be amazing. But somewhere, the role designed for Rahul Bose, Jaideep Ahlawat and Pooja Kumar remain feeble. Nevertheless, their performances are truly at the pinnacle. Andrea Jeremiah scores up to her best and Waheeda Rehman leaves us emotional albeit her miniscule prominence.
There are certain disagreements that might endure after the show. Say for instance, the climax portion looks too filmy and that turns to be routine hero-villain ritual formulae (though the message conveyed at last is spellbinding. The raciness by that was prevalent in pre-intermission underwater sequence goes missing by the climax. The protagonist’s mission of annulling monstrous tons of missiles looks herculean whereas the final conflict of 64 bombs doesn’t get a depth out there except in dialogues.
Well, we all know most of the portions were shot before 4-5 years. But Ghibran has added new flavours to it. In fact, he is the man who has to be praised for offering freshness. The cinematography is at its best and editing is of top-notch quality, where transitions are stunningly done, especially for the initial 30 minutes. It’s evident that most of abroad sequences are filmed using Green mate, but that doesn’t turn out to be a blatant flaw.
But overall, the powerful dialogues, scintillating editing cuts and what not? The charisma of Kamal Haasan and mind-boggling action sequence keeps us engrossed.
- Vishwaroopam 2 - 75%75%
You might find filmy compromises in places, but Vishwaroopam 2 keeps you engaged