Starring: Kamal Hassan, Pooja Kumar, Andrea Jeremiah
Director: Kamal Haasan
Producer: Kamal Haasan, Chandra Hassan
Music Director: Ghibran
Photographer: Shamadat Saiduden, Sanu Vargas
Editor: Mahesh Narayan
After a five years interval, Kamal Haasan’s “Vishwaroopam 2” has finally hit the screens. Let’s see if the film lives up to the hype or not.
This story continues after the end of the first part, where Visham Ahmed (Kamal Haasan) successfully cheated the terrorist Umar (Rahul Bose) and helped the US Army dismiss a deadly bomb in New York. After successfully completing this mission, one more task has been assigned to him in the UK so far. He leaves for his mission with his wife Nirupama (Pooja Kumar). But much to the shock of Visma, Umar is still alive, and this time there is a big plan in India. The rest of the story is how the discovery progresses, and Visham saves his country.
There are some adventures in the first half part of the film and the action scenes look well. Rahul Bose is good as the main villain. Waheeda Rehman adds some emotional heft to the film. The romance between Kamal Haasan and Pooja is very good, and his story has been told in an interesting manner. Kamal Haasan performs a brilliant job in the role of a RAW agent like his every movie. He looks dashing at this age and makes action scenes look easy. Pooja Kumar is good as Kamal’s wife. Andrea plays her part as a police officer well, and her action sequences are enjoyable.
“Vishwaroopam 2” will be a complete toss for all those who have not seen the first part because it is difficult to understand what is happening with the story in the first half despite it being good. The scenes jump from one set to another and confuse the viewers. There is absolutely no excitement in the second half, and the story becomes predictable. Heavy duty action scenes are often wrapped in haste.
The camera work is top notch, and the locals have been shown in a good light. Coming down to director Kamal Haasan, he has done a disappointing job with the sequel. Production values of the film are decent, but the music is a disaster and seems to be stuck five years ago.
Rather than making it bigger and better, he has just stretched the simple story forward.
There is a lack of contemporary touch in the storyline and description. Those who prefer to watch the legendary Kamal Haasan on the screen after a long time can try this movie, but others can totally go for something else. “Vishwaroopam 2” is a disappointing sequel. It’s confusing, the screenplay isn’t gripping enough, and no amount of popcorn is going to redeem some of the action scenes.
A version of this was first published here.