Vishwaroopam II Movie Review: Kamal Hassan Fans Will Love It
Vishwaroopam II is the sequel of 2013 Hit Vishwaroopam which had won various national awards and also earned controversies as there were multiple parties involved in thwarting the release of the film. The movie is produced by Kamal Hassan and A. Ravichander, written and directed by Kamal Hassan.
Despite delays in the production of Vishwaroopam II, the film finally managed to release after five long years which the fans have been desperate since the announcement of the sequel made for Vishwaroopam. Kamal Hassan has worked really hard in the previous installment in terms of direction and writing. With the producer like him backing on, you will surely start loving it.
The film begins with Col. Jagannath (Shekhar Kapur), Ashmita (Andrea Jeremiah), Nirupama (Pooja Kumar) and Wiz (Kamal Hassan) in a plane with the body of Dr. Dawkins after thwarting a terrorist attack in New York orchestrated by Omar (Rahul Bose) and Salim (Jaideep Ahalawat) who also escape after planting a nuclear bomb. The film flashes back to the time when Ashmita was a young trainee in the military academy and Wiz was the training officer. Both of them form an alliance and unfortunately, Wiz gets court-martialled for it. Which happens to be a cover for RAW in infiltrating a terrorist group led by Omar in Afghanistan which is a joint operation with the CIA. Waheeda Rahman is the new addition to this film and she's wasted in this one.
The location follows from London to Delhi where a deadly threat is impending with the two dangerous terrorists entering the Indian soil and decide to settle a score with Wiz. There are a few emotional baggages carried out during the film and that turns out to be a waste of time in the film which Kamal should have taken care of.
The technical aspects are well taken care of in the film and the stunts choreographed in the film are applause-worthy especially the underwater fight between a terrorist and Kamal. There is a heavy use of The Matrix inspired sequences in it which is quite similar to Hollywood. I miss Shankar-Ehsaan-Loy's presence in this one as the previous one was handled by them in terms of music, I can never forget the Kathak portion of the film which is still lingering in my mind when I hear about Vishwaroopam, the only saving grace is the title song of the film composed by Ghibran which is the intensity of the film. Overall, if you are a Kamal Hassan Fan, you are most welcome to watch this one.
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13 June 2019