|Pandem Kodi 2
|Vishal, Keerthy Suresh, Varalaxmi Sarathkumar
|Yuvan Shankar Raja
|October 18, 2018
Pandem Kodi 2 is the upcoming Telugu film that is hitting the theatres today on the occasion of Dusshera festival. The film is the dubbed version of the Tamil film Sandakozhi 2. The fil is also the sequel to the popular film Pandem Kodi that released way back in 2005. Linguswamy is the director of the film. Keerthy Suresh and Varalakshmi Sarath Kumar played the heroines in the film. Raj Kiran plays a key role in the film. Check out the film’s review here.
Balu (Vishal) and his father Raja Reddy (Raj Kiran) promises to a young man that they will protect him. The young man was involved in a murder of Bhavani (Varalakshmi Sarath Kumar)’s husband. Bhavani seriously tries to kill him but Balu and his father tries to protect him. Bhavani’s revenge slowly turns towards the family of Balu. How did Balu face it? What did he do to save his family? How did he put an end? Forms the story of the movie.
Vishal, as usual, impressed in the role Bali. He was looking more intense in the role he was given and has entertained one and all with a massy performance. The action and emotional sequences have come out well in which Vishal excelled. Keerthy Suresh as the village belle is apt and has portrayed something different than what we usually get to witness. She is good and performed well. Varalakshmi Sarath Kumar is also nice as per the character and entertained in the negative role. She is one of the major highlights of the movie. Rajkiran is good as Vishal’s father and impressed with a good performance. Soori entertained in the comic role he was given. There are a lot of Tamil actors in the film who made their presence felt.
The writing has been good in the film. The film has a routine story to tell but as it has a mass and revenge as the backdrop, it impressed big time. The screenplay is impressive with intense and emotional sequences. The Telugu version dialogues are not bad.
The VFX work is neat. The action sequences were choreographed nicely. Yuvan Shankar Raja’s music was an additional asset for the film as it added soul to the movie by elevating the emotions in a proper manner. The cinematography was also key for the film and KA Sakthivel impressed with his visuals. Praveen KL’s editing is neat and sharp. The artwork is decent. The production values by Vishal Film Factory and Pen Studios are grand.
Director Linguswamy has tried to recreate the magic of the first part of the film and achieve it to some extent but he failed to do so. The film has some major attractions in the form of casting, screenplay and action sequences. The major high point in the film is the intermission fight that brings a new angle to the movie. But, the same interest in the plot was not carried to the second half of the movie. The film progresses well in the first half and slows down in the second half which is a drawback. The BGM by Yuvan Shankar Raja has come out well and he is a big asset for the film. The movie is not as great as the first part but certainly, the second part is a one-time watchable film for the action movie lovers.