• It repeatedly fires blanks – noisy but of no use. Has a movie sequel ever been so pointless?

  • Vishwaroopam 2 is watchable and its race-against-time thriller mode is the its major plus!

  • 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.

  • 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

  • Suhani Singh
    Suhani Singh
    India Today


    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.

  • 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.

  • DNA Web Team
    DNA Web Team
    DNA India


    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.

  • Vishal Menon
    Vishal Menon
    The Hindu


    …too dialogue-heavy for an action thriller…

  • Shubhra Gupta
    Shubhra Gupta
    Indian Express


    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.

  • Hindustan Times
    Hindustan Times
    Hindustan Times


    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.

  • Baradwaj Rangan
    Baradwaj Rangan
    Film Companion


    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.

  • Rachit Gupta
    Rachit Gupta
    Times Of India


    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.

  • Bollywood Life
    Bollywood Life
    Bollywood Life


    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.