The Chennai Sharks team, years after their happy go-lucky days, re-unite to celebrate the marriage of one of their own. In the events leading to the marriage, they end up enrolling for a cricket tournament which puts an ugly twist to the planned wedding. To get their friend’s life back on track, Irony has the final say – They have to play another tournament to get a chance to make amends. Do they ‘still’ have it in them?!
Running Time:
154 min
Release date:
09 December 2016
Directed by:
Venkat Prabhu
Produced by:
S. P. Balasubrahmanyam
S. P. B. Charan
V. Rajalakshmi
Written by:
Venkat Prabhu
Shiva Sundaram
Premgi Amaren
Aravind Akash
Nithin Sathya
Abhinay Vaddi
Ajay Raaj
Anjena Kirti
Vaibhav Reddy
Vijayalakshmi Agathiyan
Vijay Vasanth
Music by:
Yuvan Shankar Raja
Shot by:
Rajesh Yadav
Editing by:
Praveen K. L.
Distributed by:
Capital Film Works

What’s Hot

  • After elevating himself to make hero-centric films, Venkat Prabhu gets back to where he started and shows the pitch with a bunch of friends on it is still his territory and makes a mark yet again with an unpretentious & jolly good follow-up to his debut magic he made a decade ago
  • One nice thing about the director is his uncanny knack of managing a sea of artistes and giving them all due screen space. Here, he does it to great effect with everyone contributing greatly to the frolic. The one-liners of Shiva (as Youtube Reviewer Naan Karthi :P) show how good he can be, when in form. Even veterans like Sachu, Santhana Barathy who come just for a few moments are let to make a mark
  • Giving Shiva good company are Jai, Vaibhav (could have given his ‘hands-on-mush’ routine some rest), Arvind, Premgi, Vijay Vasanth, Ilavarasu & Mahat (in a surprising Oor Kaavalan role that clicks!);
  • Funny dialogues are a main lifeline for the film & the jokes made around wives are silly & funny and don’t cross borders to give you a twinge; Badava Gopi’s commentary and the slick editing of the cricket scenes by Praveen go hand in hand to make you sit up for those scenes
  • Yuvan Shankar Raja’s background score is stellar with an ear-catchy theme for the villain and a funky re-hash of the Aboorva Sagotharargal theme made famous differently in Chennai 28! The songs have a couple of foot-tapping numbers as well.
  • It is a good break of sorts for cinematographer Rajesh Yadav who retains the style and simplicity of Sakthi Saravanan’s work in first part.

What’s Not

  • The core of the film, the marriage of Raghu & Anu, gets entangled with the cricket and loses steam beyond a point. The good thing is the director gets that right and doesn’t give us an overdose of it as the film takes the lighter route to finish.
  • The glorification of Bottle & Sarakku is on the higher side & may not be something families going to watch the film with their little ones would like.




Verdict Stamp

In Test Cricket, to score as much in Second Innings as the First is a difficult feat and doesn’t happen often. Equally difficult is to make the second installment of a popular film as well as the first. Venkat Prabhu & his team have made that possible with Chennai 28 Two with the fun on sets radiating on screen.