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Kanchana 2 (Tamil, 2015)

Divya who works for a regional TV channel, proposes a new show to fabricate ghost stories in order to improve the viewership. After identifying a suitable abandoned location, she sets out with cameraman Raghava and her TV crew to shoot the programme. On the first day of the shoot, Divya stumbles upon a mangalsutra and pouches it with the intention of giving it as offerings at some temple. But strange things start to happen as the crew runs into supernatural encounters and by the time they realise the existence of the ghost, irreversible acts have been performed and the aftermath of that is what we get to see in the rest of the movie.
Language:
Tamil
Running Time:
163 min
Rating:
U/A
Release date:
17 April 2015
Directed by:
Raghava Lawrence
Produced by:
Raghava Lawrence
Written by:
Raghava Lawrence
Starring:
Raghava Lawrence
Taapsee Pannu
Kovai Sarala
Nithya Menen
Jayaprakash
Mayilsamy
Renuka
Sriman
Rajendran
Suhasini Maniratnam
Music by:
Ashwamithra
C Sathya
Leon James
S Thaman
Shot by:
Rajavel Olhiveeran
Editing by:
Kishore TE
Distributed by:
Sun Pictures

What’s Hot

  • The Muni franchise is known for its humorous presentation of horror flicks and this movie is no exception and lives up to the expectations. Lawrence’s antics while ghost-fearing on the inside and masking it falsely on the outside is truly enjoyable and he combines with Kovai Sarala, Sreeman and the other cast to create a whole lot of delirious fun that can be enjoyed by adults and kids alike.
  • The screenplay from Lawrence is solid as usual with steady flow of scare sequences and loads of sentimental and emotional scenes in the second half to make it a viable option to garner the support of the family audience. Some casually funny dialogues from him also help the cause a great deal by keeping the audience in splits in spite of the fright they are exposed to. The ‘gay’ humour is also well conceived and makes you laugh despite being morally.
  • The VFX featured in the movie is definitely the best amongst the earlier installments of Muni and can easily be one of the best you would see in a Tamil horror movie. Watch out for the sequence on the beach where the evil force unveils its true intent, the interval block and the ones in the second half at the new home of the lead pair – these stand out from the lot and will awe you with the level of perfection achieved.

What’s Not

  • The story is nothing new with the standard case of Lawrence getting overpowered by a ghost that wants to take revenge on its killer. The only difference from the earlier movies being a marginally better role for the lead lady and of course a different flashback for the ghost. This takes out all the suspense once the ghost is revealed and we can literally make out what happens next. With another sequel in the offing, nothing but an overhaul can guarantee its success.
  • Five distracting songs are feature in the movie. While the one which introduces the hero and the one melody from the flashback can be let off the hook, the overall audio experience is way off compared what we see visually on screen. Could be a classic case of too many cooks spoiling the broth as we have at least four names working on the music and the background score is a total noisy mess with only high pitched wails and low bass growls filling your ears.
  • Considering we all already know that the good will have its revenge over evil, the climax is way too lengthy for a one-on-one fight between good and evil with an overdose of graphics. When it finally came to an end, that feel of relief among the audience was too evident to overlook and pretty well summed up the experience.

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Verdict

Verdict Stamp

This movie is just another ghost story built on its tested formulaic story with ample humour. While trying to simply reap the success of its predecessor without making an effort to better itself, it ends up serving the same old cold soup which the audience would rather gulp down and get over with it instead of relishing it – Kanchana 2 is not someone who you would want to meet again!

2018-05-26T19:25:15+00:00 2015|Tamil|0 Comments