Vishwaroopam 2 is a sequel to the spy thriller Vishwaroopam starring Kamal Haasan, Andrea Jeremiah and Pooja Kumar in lead roles. Kamal Haasan and Chandra Haasan produced the film. Kamal Haasan has written and directed it himself. Vishwaroopam 2 released worldwide on 10th Aug, 2018.
Vishwaroopam 2 Story:
RAW agent Wisam Ahmad Kashmiri (Kamal Haasan) deceives the dreaded terrorist Omar (Rahul Bose) and defuses an atomic bomb in New York. Jihadi terrorists Omar and Saleem escape from the authorities. The film Vishwaroopam ends here and the sequel continues with Wisam leaving for a mission in UK along with his wife Nirupama (Pooja Kumar) and another agent Ashmita (Andrea Jeremiah). Wisam learns that Omar is still alive and is plotting against India. The rest of the film is about how Wisam protected the country against the terrorists.
The story structure is very bad. When the film gets intense and suspenseful, the story drifts into the flashback episodes which doesn’t convey much. His motives and ambitions in the past are not important to the sequel but he keeps bringing them forward. The first part was good because it has a normal story, a twist and then a flashback episode. But this time, the story moves back and forth and is stuck between a prequel and a sequel. There are too many subplots that weaken the main plot.
The story is heavily cliched and at its core Kamal Haasan treats terrorists as politicians and politicians as terrorists. It is totally fine that he wants to express his political views through the film but what went wrong is his poor understanding of terrorism and politics. At some point, he suggests that the politicians should discuss with terrorists and solve problems. Throughout the film, he keeps criticizing the politicians for everything.
Kamal Haasan is great as a spy but he has aged and he couldn’t hide it. While he impresses with his stunts and performance, he appears to be slow which is partly covered with camera tricks. Pooja Kumar is good as Kamal Haasan’s wife and the chemistry between the lead pair worked out very well. She is superb in the scenes where she has to express suspicion. Andrea Jeremiah has a sizzling role where she seduces Kamal Haasan and teases him. Their relationship offers some drama to the film. She is impressive in action scenes too.
Wahida Rahman is superb in a brief role. She brought in emotions into an action-packed film. Rahul Bose and Jaideep Ahlawat are convincing as terrorists. Shekar Kapoor and Anant Mahadevan are good in their roles.
The script has too many stereotype elements which take away the excitement and suspense elements of the first half. The dialogues are either comical or sarcastic in many scenes. The production values are very good and the art design is realistic. The music and background score are disappointing. The cinematography is decent which syncs pretty well with the theme. The choreography of action scenes in bad and it is mostly manipulated with a shaky camera. The editing is mediocre and the Telugu dubbing is decent. The direction could have been a lot better. The film disappoints mainly at editing, music and direction.
Vishwaroopam 2 is a tedious and confusing spy thriller with too many subplots and slow narration. The action sequences and the genre elements don’t engage much. Overall, Vishwaroopam 2 is a disappointing sequel.