Vishwaroopam 2 Movie Review: Kamal Haasan's spy thriller is a sequel we could do without

There are spy films that leave us breathless and then there is Vishwaroopam 2. This jumbled mess of a movie starring superstar Kamal Haasan fails to thrill, excite or even leave you curious. Read on to read our full review.
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There are spy films that leave us breathless and then there is Vishwaroopam 2. This jumbled mess of a movie starring superstar Kamal Haasan fails to thrill, excite or even leave you curious.The film has all the tools required to be the perfect masala entertainer - a rebel 'can do anything' titular character in Wisam (played by Kamal), two good-looking actresses as eye candies, a badass villain who you secretly root for, a plot not worthy of a mention, action sequences and VFX. However, Vishwaroopam 2 has still managed to fail in all these aspects.

This Kamal Hassan directed sequel solves the puzzles, the first installment left us with in 2013. The plot kickstarts with a bruised and Post-traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD) struck Wisam 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. 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 Waheeda Rahman) that tugs at your heartstrings, albeit written at a very strange plot point.

 

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As a viewer who has witnessed some class acts by extraordinaire Kamal Haasan, the veteran actor is too over the top in Vishwaroopam 2 and you can see that he is trying too hard to hold the film. But I do have to admit, that for a 63 year-old, his onscreen persona can rival any of the Khans. The supporting cast is almost non-existent and not worthy of a mention except for Shekhar Kapur, who is good but seems unfit for such a movie, that he complained about at the National Film Awards. Rahul Bose in the second half will remind you of Harvey Dent from The Dark Knight, but not in a good way. Jaideep Ahlawat is impressive in the screen time that was limited but did the job.


 

Even the music did not do justice and felt to have been placed at all the wrong sequences with no desired effects.

Is Vishwaroopam 2 worth a watch? I would recommend you to see Mission Impossible - Fallout instead.  If it is of any interest, the first part of the franchise was honoured with Best Production at the National Film Awards. 

We rate it a 35% in the movie meter. 

 

 

 

 

 

Comments

It's ISI that works with FBI and CIA. There's no need to involve RAW

Dear sir Hollywood production goes millions in making with state of technology production house ...India is not far behind Hollywood ...kamal trying hid best to match up up the standard ...let us not compare we need support ..not discourage efforts making...Indians must learn to support our movies vying ticketswatching in cinema halls... be good ..wishing you all happy independence day...Jai hind.

Totally fake

Your review is also something we can do without. Clearly, you have no idea what you are talking about!

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