Cast: Kamal Hassan, Pooja Kumar, Andrea Jeremiah, Rahul Bose, Shekhar Kapur.
Director: Kamal Hassan
Producers: Kamal Hassan, Chandra Hassan, Venu Ravichandran, Jude S. Walko
Vishwaroopam 2 is probably the most awaited Kamal Hassan film, as the previous part was very appreciated by its viewers. But Bollywood lacks almost every times when it comes to sequels of a particular movie. Vishwaroopam 2 had undoubtedly a very furious action sequences but story somewhere down the line lacks to gain the expected level of attention and appreciation. The movie starring superstar Kamal Hassan fails to thrill, excite or even leave you curious. The film has all the tools required to be the perfect masala entertainer but is not suggested for the family audience as it portrays immense amount of ruthlessness which leaves bad effect in minds of kids who have tender minds. The film is quite disturbing. Action sequences of the film are perfectly directed and choreographed. It somewhere stands at the level of Hollywood action. The VFX of the movie is worth watching and one can simply do nothing but to appreciate it. After shooting for a pretty long time and after so many delays, the film has finally hit the cinemas. Wisam (Kamal Hassan) and his squad, who get attacked in the first 10 minutes of the movie. We are then taken to London through shoddy VFX and come back to India where Omar Qureshi (Rahul Bose) is seeking revenge. The first half is a drag with minimum stunts that don’t do justice to how well Vishwaroopam was made. The second half, however, does have a few action sequences which instilled the interest and the climax sequence will definitely leave you hooked. Rahul is playing the role of a terrorist and we can conclude that he makes justice to the character. The evilness which was expected was fulfilled. After the attack sequence in the first ten minutes of the movie, we are taken to London where Wisam and his co-agent Asmita (Andrea Jeremiah) tries to crack the master plan of Omar Qureshi. The movie is made lengthy with no satisfying reason. The story is been stretched which was not needed actually. The best scene in Vishwaroopam 2 does not involve a well-choreographed stunt or an action sequence, although it is touted as a spy thriller. It is the emotional sequence between Wisam and his mother played by the absolutely fine actress of the golden cinema Waheeda Rahman that tugs at your heartstrings. As a viewer, watching Kamal Hassan playing such a role at an age of 63 surely deserves appreciation. Apart from that he tries harder to hold the film throughout. Film leaves behind a great message that terrorists who are causing destruction on the name of holy practices should be punished strictly. No religion promotes mass destruction and mass killing. Families of these terrorists suffer the deeds. The film conveys great message but with a weak storyline.
Kamal Hassan: At an age of 63, this veteran actor is seen doing both, acting as well as direction which no doubt deserves absolute appreciation. Apart from admiring his work with respect to his old age, Kamal Hassan was seen struggling to hold the film and to make it interesting. His dialogue delivery was great. Action scenes performed by him were just marvelous. Kamal Hassan fans will surely admire and praise him after watching the film.
Pooja Kumar: Playing the role of Kamal Hassan’s wife, Dr. Nirupama did a fair job. She was looking gorgeous and acted well throughout the film. She plays the role of nuclear scientist. She don’t have a huge screen space to explore. Still she managed to do well.
Andrea Jeremiah: Playing the role of co-agent, Asmita does well. She totally nails each and every action sequence. Her dedication and hard work is clearly observed. Her attitude in the movie is appreciated and the way she portrayed the role of Asmita is worth watching.
Rahul Bose: Playing the grey character of Omar Qureshi, he does a magnificent job. The ruthlessness which was demanded by the script was absolutely fulfilled by him. He plays the role of a cruel terrorist whose only aim is to cause destruction. There could be hardly and other option who could have played this character so well.
Direction: Kamal Hassan who is also a lead actor of the movie has made justice to both the roles. Role of an actor as well as role of a director, both were taken care perfectly. After the first installment of the film in 2013, Vishwaroopam 2 was the most anticipated movie for the fans of Kamal Hassan. And he left no stones unturned to entertain his fans. Direction was good but it could have been a little better. Screenplay was great and the most important part, action scenes were filmed in an absolutely attractive manner.
Cinespeaks Verdict: The film is watchable, especially for Kamal Hassan fans. The film is not advisable to watch with family because there is lot of ruthlessness and evilness which can disturb tender minds.
Cinespeaks gives 3.5 stars to the film.