Vishwaroopam 2 isn’t a film. It is a cheat code passed off as a film. While the first film was a high octane engaging thriller this film is an unwanted stretch which barely makes it to the finish line. The film tries to deconstruct and reconstruct the events of the first film and fails miserably. The first half takes us back but instead of being a nostalgic trip down the memory lane as it pans out like a boring snooze fest. The film as always is so full of Kamal that there is hardly any space for anyone else. Of course, he does everything but looks tired and jaded as an artist.
Pooja Kumar is the high-end version of Genelia’s we have seen many times before. The rest of the cast are mere fillers including Rahul Bose. The story moves slower than a snail and you can only bang your head and ask why especially if you are stuck alone in the movie hall.
The only saving grace of the film is Andrea who tries to be a wannabe Black Widow sans the action. Even in an otherwise shallow narration, she stands out. How I wish the role had more substance to match the enthusiasm. Gibhran is another major highlight. Barring this two there is hardly anything to salvage the film. Kamal is intelligent alright but he has stopped empathizing with his audience a long time ago.
All said and done it is time to bid farewell to one of the greatest artists of our time. Barring the overdose of self-indulgence in the later of his career it has been a wonderful journey so far.
Watch it only if you are a Kamal fan. Otherwise, it is a heavily avoidable sleeping dose. If you still feel that I am being critical go ahead and watch. But don’t tell me I didn’t warn you earlier. A few good things don’t make a whole.
Awesome Machi Rating: 2 out of 5