Directed By: Kamal Hassan
Starring: Kamal Hassan, Rahul Bose, Shekhar Kapur, Pooja Kumar, Andrea Jeremiah, Jaideep Ahlawat
Story: Kamal Hassan
Dialogue: Atul Tiwari (Hindi Dialogue)
Chandra Hassan and Kamal Hassan’s VISHWAROOPAM 2 is a one man show; VISHWAROOPAM 2 is a sequel of VISHWAROOPAM (2013). The film takes off (literally) from where they last left, with Wisam Ahmad Kashmiri (Kamal Haasan) and his team flying to the UK, after a tipoff that would lead him to Omar (Rahul Bose) and other terrorists. Like the first film, the gaps in the story are filled using recurring flashbacks, which explain details like how Wisam first lands the Al Qaeda job, his association with Ashmita (Andrea Jeremiah), and how he learnt his first Kathak lesson. The plot is choppy, carelessly hopping continents (India, US, Afghanistan) and time zones.
Technically the film is very good; Cinematography by Shamdat Sainudeen, Sanu John and Varughese is wonderful, the film is shot very well. Music is also good. Editing by Mahesh Narayan, Vijai Sankar is nice.
Performances wise it’s Kamal Hassan all the way, he is brilliant with his dialogues, action, facial expression and body language. He is outstanding but could not carry the film on his shoulder alone; dueto lack of a good script he was not able to do much. Rahul Bose and Jaideep Ahlawat are good but they are mere caricatures of typical terrorist unlike the first part. Shekhar Kapur is good in his character, Pooja Kaumar and Andrea Jeremiah are good in their roles and they play their roles with sincerity and are in top form.
Direction wise the film is good, even with the shockingly inept script, which he rescues only in a few places, when his trademark intelligent, wry self-awareness manages to kick in. The rest can be safely ignored.
At the box-office
The film has opened to lukewarm response and will find going tough.