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Kanchana 2 Review

Review by IndiaGlitz [ Friday, April 17, 2015 • Tamil ]
Kanchana 2 Review
Raghava Lawrence, Taapsee Pannu, Kovai Sarala, Renuka
Raghava Lawrence
Bellamkonda Suresh

The man that broke the jinx in Tamil cinema, bringing in comic horror movie, through 'Muni', is back to the big screen with the next in this genre that he has pioneered. Scary, funny, thrilling, sentimental Lawrence serves all the summer treat in three hours of packed entertainment.

The man that broke the jinx in Tamil cinema, bringing in comic horror movie, through 'Muni', is back to the big screen with the next in this genre that he has pioneered.


Haunted house, dead woman's spirit carrying the vengeance of betrayal is what you would usually expect of a horror movie. But 'Kanchana 2' chooses to be different. The endeavour begins as a TV channel sets out to capture ghosts, as marketing tactic. While they choose a dark, spooky house and set ghosts artificially, the crew is in for a rude shock when they are chased and eventually haunted by real spirits. This time, it is not one woman, but quite many that come in turns, seeking revenge. The only thread to connect the present day Raghav, the cameraman, with the mystery of spirits, is people relating him to a 'motta' Shiva. Who is Ganga? Why does she seek refuge in Shiva, away from Shankar? What is a family of spirits seeking revenge against? Grab yourselves three hours of entertainment to find out every detail, in a picture perfect piece of entertainment.

Screenplay and Performance:

First things first - before you realise, two hours of the movie simply whiz past. The screenplay is so taut that you hardly realise time ticking. Quite a heavy story, told amidst crackers of comedy, this movie is a sure win.

Lawrence plays Raghav the cameraman - an extremely cowardice person, especially to spirits and ghosts. His fear is so believable that you begin to see him as a different person, when he plays the fearless Shiva in the second half. And his dance - take a bow! But stealing the show is Tapsee. From fearless to frightening, ftom strict and stern professional to the melting romantic, her expressions are bang on target. She plays Nandini, the fearless director of the TV show, who plots to simulate ghosts into the screen, given her strong disbelief in the concept of spirits. Her excitement gets her hands on the spirit's possession, and this turns the wheel.

For the second time in a row, Kovai Sarala plays mother to Lawrence, and she is undoubtedly the best of the lot in comic relief! Aiding comedy, alongside the multitalented Raghava Lawrence are Mayilsamy, Manobala, Sriman and others. Nithya Menon is the much awaited twist in the story; without breaking the suspense, all we would promise is that her role and performance is sure to move you.

What works:

This summer family entertainer sure has a handful to write home about. 'Kanchana 2' scores high on a number of aspects and here are a few:

  • Perfect concoction of comedy and horror, the film almost leaves you breathless between hair rising scary shots and rib tickling funny humour
  • For those of you who were sceptical how Tapsee would suit the role of a typically south Indian ghost, it is time to take back your words - she is a bomb!
  • Songs flow along with the movie; there is no deterrent at all. And there is no questioning dance, when it is Lawrence.
  • Story has been laid out thoughtfully, all homework neatly done, for a picture perfect, hitch-free experience.
  • Rajavel's camera, in combination with music (with credits to Leon James, Sathya, Thaman and Ashwamithra) enhances the overall movie experience.

What could have been better:

  • All is well, but for some little bugs
  • For those of you wanting classy entertainment, some portions of comedy could prove loud and repetitive
  • While the story stays taut till the end of flashback, all the force seems to drain down slowly, thereon
  • Climax could have used more realism than graphics

All said and done, the summer has begun with a riotously entertaining movie. On a note to return yet again, 'Kanchana 2', or the third in 'Muni' series, nails it!

Rating: 2.75/5

Verdict: Manage your breath between holding it in fear and laughing out loud.

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