A sequel to the film Vishwaroopam which brewed political storm as soon as it was released. The film takes up from where the first ended. After escape from Omar, the story continues in India. The film explores the human relationship and it is emotional angle.Wikipedia
Vishwaroopam 2 Reviews
Even Kamal Haasan can’t rise above 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.
A not-exactly-needed sequel, but a solid delivery mechanism for Kamal-isms
Kamal Haasan is one of the most versatile actors in the country, but he misses the target by a mile in Vishwaroopam 2.
The action set pieces also suffer in comparison to Vishwaroopam. If that film had the thrilling sow motion fight sequence, this time Kamal takes upon himself to have close quarter combats over and over again. Brutal and violent, the fights get tiring after a while.That, however, is not the biggest problem of Vishwaroopam. That indubitably is Kamal directing the film as a director and not filmmaker. We can see the savvy politician Kamal is doing great onscreen. Wisam, unfortunately, is lost in the back ground.
Vishwaroop 2 is a motion picture conceived almost entirely inside Kamal Haasan's bedroom without him even bothering to take a walk outside.This means that every single thing in Vishwaroop 2 is reduced to Haasan's reading of that thing, his feeling for that thing, his excitement for that thing, and also his limited understanding of that thing.
It repeatedly fires blanks - noisy but of no use. Has a movie sequel ever been so pointless?
Vishwaroop 2 is a classic example of overkill. This multi-lingual film has been shot in both Hindi and Tamil. And despite having some genuinely good moments, the film tries to put forth a little too much, a little too quickly.
Vishwaroop 2 boasts of some great cameos by Shekhar Kapur, Waheeda Rahman and Jaideep Ahlawat but they are so good in whatever little screen-time they have got that sometimes you feel they are wasted in the film. The spy-thriller doesn't rely much on jingoism, though, which is a relief.
Vishwaroop 2 is a reminder that killing off a villain in the first part is always better than keeping him alive especially when he is on the verge of dying anyway. Haasan could have invested his energies on something more constructive - his second last Sabaash Naidu sounds fun - and audiences would have been spared a dull film.
The story picks up from where it left the viewers in Vishwaroop, but unnecessary flashbacks and subplots take away from the narrative rather than adding to it
Apart from the shock value of the extreme violence it features and a vital statement about fundamentalism-versus-education, Vishwaroop II has nothing new to offer. It is a scar on Haasan’s filmography and a dead bore.
For someone who does not know how espionage actually operates, Vishwaroopam 2 is fairly engaging stuff. The London portion has a bit of history infused in it, which is genuinely interesting. However, the film is flat and fails to excite as much as we hoped it would.
Vishwaroopam 2 is watchable and its race-against-time thriller mode is the its major plus!
...too dialogue-heavy for an action thriller...
Audience Reviews for Vishwaroopam 2
If one is asked to name some of the finest actors that our nation has produced, then one actor who will invariably feature in everyone's list will be Kamal Hassan. His body of work over the past 50 years is nothing short of extraordinary, due to which we invariably wait with bated breath whenever his movie hit the screens. With the legend having plunged into active politics with the launch of his political party 'Makkal Needhi Maiam', he has announced that he is retiring from movies. If he does keep his word, then there are just 3 of his movies left of which "Vishwaroopam 2" has hit the screens this weekend. The prequel was top notch & so naturally, the expectations are nigh high. So will it be yet another Kamal classic???
Wisam Ahmad Kashmiri (Kamal Hassan) & his team is on the way to London to hand over the body of their deceased colleague to the family. However, their stay over there turned out to be eventful as an assassination plot had been hatched for Wisam & Col Jagannath (Shekhar Kapur) by Iyer (Anant Mahadevan), an Indian bureaucrat turned rogue. Both of them managed to escape unscathed with the Colonel eliminating Iyer while Wisam finds out that all of this was masterminded by his old foe, Omar Qureshi (Rahul Bose). To make matters worse, Omar was planning a terrorist attack on London by making use of bombs that had sank off England's coast during WWII, which incidentally still happened to be active. It was now upto Wisam to defuse the situation but it wasnt going to be easy as he was up against a wounded enemy who was well versed with all his tactics.
Close to half a decade has passed since the release of "Vishwaroopam" which was without doubt a stylish espionage thriller that I felt was on par with Hollywood movies. Incidentally, a significant portion of the second part was shot along with the prequel itself but unforeseen issues such as financial crisis etc delayed the release. It is essentially a one man show as Kamal has taken care of all the major responsibilities & that could essentially might have been the reason why his script was just so uninspiring. The first half of the movie was spent predominantly on flashbacks & explanations as to what actually happened in the prequel which doesn't do anything apart from making the audience bored & confused. The actual terrorist plan seemed interesting but the manner in which it was executed was rather lame. Even the VFX, editing by Mahesh Narayan & the art direction which was fantastic in the prequel was pretty pathetic. However, it does have a couple of highlights such as Kamal's dialogues that touched upon various topics such as religion, geopolitics etc., Ghibran's music & the cinematography by Sanu Varghese and Shamdat Sainudeen.
As expected, Kamal was brilliant as the protagonist especially when he delivers the lines, though his action sequences weren't exactly great . Pooja Kumar was definitely far better in this while Andrea Jeremiah was fine in her part. Shekhar Kapur & Anant Mahadevan were ok while Rahul Bose was wasted.
Verdict: There is no doubt that the movie will have a fantastic initial owing to the praise worthy prequel & lack of competition at the box office. But for a person of Kamal's caliber, this movie is definitely a disappointment as the story lacked clarity & the flash backs that take up significant screen time didn't impart anything worthwhile to the overall impact. In short, it wont hurt to give it a miss!!!
Regards...Ben0August 14, 18