|Kamal Haasan, Pooja Kumar, Andrea Jeremiah
|Kamal Haasan, Venu Ravichandran, Chandra Hassan, Jude S. Walko
|August 10, 2018
Sequels and franchises are very rare in South films. Whenever a sequel is released for a hit film, it bombed due to the sky-high expectations they have. Bahubali series is an exception for that where the sequel is a bigger hit than the first part. Vishwaroopam is a Kamal Hassan directorial which was released in 2013 and it ended with giving a sneak peek into the second part. First part was received well by audience and second part is releasing now after a five years of the release of Vishwaroopam. The team has promoted the movie well on various platforms and the expectations are huge on this for brilliance in first part. Lets see how it entertain the audience.
After the successful attack on terrorist group and disruption of their plans in New York, Wisaam Ahmed Kashmiri (Kamal Hassan) and his team (Pooja Kumar, Andreah Jeremiah, Sekhar Kapur) are off to England on a mission and they uncover some of the biggest conspiracy which involves a higher authorities of Indian Government with terrorist groups. They get to know that the terrorists are planning to blast the biggest affecting atomic explosion to cause Tsunami and make the surrounded land infertile with the help of sunken bombs during the time of world war added cesium made bomb. How Wisaam Ahmed Kashmiri and his team stop these conspiracies and save the targeted places from terrorist organisations is rest of the story.
Cast and performance
Kamal Hassan as usually portrayed his role with utmost perfection and he left no opportunity to showcase his dancing abilities. The innate shades of his character are well visible because of him playing it. Andrea Jeremiah is good in this part as compared to her role in the first part. Pooja Kumar has got meaty role in this part and performed her part well. Sekhar Kapur is good. Rahul Bose is fine in the role of Omar. Waheeda Rehman as Wisaam’s mother is good. Nassar is good in a brief role. All other actors are well casted and performed.
Story of Vishwaroopam is that extension of anti-terrorism from the first part. Screenplay is okay so as dialogues.
Music composed by Mohammed Ghibran are nice. Background score is riveting and the music is nicely blended like the first half. Cinematography by Sanu Varghese and Shamdutt is superb. The palettes they opted are in well sync with the content. Editing could have been better. Stunts and action sequences are composed well. Production values of RKFI are rich.
Music by Ghibran
Vishwaroopam 2 is an extension of Vishwaroopam which comes to Indian land. After a certain point this becomes a revenge drama but shifts its focus in a blink of eye to patriotism. Director and writer Kamal Hassan is failed in making this movie as good, crispy and racy as its first part. Screenplay becomes tiresome and audience find the emotions too artificial to experience. This part lacks a tight and punchy script which even in editing stage is not addressed properly. This movie has so many scenes relating to the first part and they are like deleted scenes most of which are unnecessary in this half too. May be it took five years to complete and release the movie, in which the technicians might have lost interest which in turn might have turned this into a “collateral damage” the term which we often hear in the movie. The first part have a lot of emotional elements but they are shown in a subtle way but the emotional elements take the main stage and they become tiresome. To sum up, Vishwaroopam 2 is a mess created by the team for whatever the reasons.