The long wait for Vishwaroop 2 (first released in 2013) is finally over. But as intense and exhilarating the first one was, the second however is full of blank bullets. The plot is a huge mess, mostly chaotic and bland. When Kamal Haasan is great, he is simply great but this one completely failed all our expectations.
The film opens with a mannequin challenge styled cinematography, which is highly impressive. The detailing in each shot of such style was highly commendable and visibly seen how much efforts were put. Where the trouble begins, the way of storytelling and the plot. Rahul Bose impresses us all by his brilliant acting as the villain Omar, he is an infected person, who looks rather dead but yet deadly with his act.
Vishwaroop 2 is a spy thriller and it serves up some good genre aspects. The combat scenes, the stunts and the props all look like they belong to a big-ticket Hollywood film. The film feels too stretched. A lot of the dialogue-heavy scenes featuring Shekhar Kapur and Anant Mahadevan don’t really make the cut.
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There are several flashbacks that go back, to the first film’s premise of Rahul Bose as the terrorist leader in Afghanistan. These scenes look great with the American army and the desert combat sequences, but they don’t really add any weight to the story at hand. Simply put, the first half of the movie is an explanation to as what the story was in the Vishwaroop 1.
You’d expect a whole genre mainstream of Bollywood, great action sequences, fight scenes, romance, and songs, and it is what Vishwaroop 2 is filled with. Vishwaroop 2 is the Hindi version of the Tamil Vishwaroopam 2, both of which were shot simultaneously with the same actors and are a follow-up to 2013’s Vishwaroopam/Vishwaroop.
The level the makers tried to bring this film is very evident with all the detailing put in all scenes, but the mediocrity in writing the story and plot twist fails in front of the audiences. There are not many laughs either. The extreme brutal scenes do make up a little bit yet this films remains a failed mission.
Directed by Kamal Haasan himself, well, his ever up going line of successful films and his acting have made me respect and love him all these years, but Vishwaroop 2 will remain a huge bleep in his line of career.
We give it 2 stars with no kink.
The long wait for Vishwaroop 2 (first released in 2013) is finally over. But as intense and exhilarating the first one was, the second however is ...2.0