Kamal Haasan, back in 2013, came with a movie that set the standards for thrillers high. One of the most controversial films ever, Vishwaroop explored the topics that very few people had the guts to touch. Kamal Haasan kept a cliffhanger ending in part 1 to intrigue the audience for part 2. He’s back but unfortunately, it doesn’t have the same magic he spread back in 2013.
Vishwaroop 2 starts with taking us back to the journey of part 1. To connect the dots, Kamal Haasan smartly infuses scenes which make us understand what has been done in the story till now. Wisam Ahmad Kashmiri (Kamal Haasan) and his two ladies Nirupama (Pooja Kumar) and Ashmita (Andrea Jeremiah) are seen travelling in a plane from New York after refusing Omar’s (Rahul Bose) nuclear bomb.
In a quick flashback scene, we see how Wisam becomes an integral part of the Indian army and how he trains Ashmita under him. Cut to present, Omar is planning a deadly attack in India which Wisam and team sniff out. Joining the dots from part 1 some facts about Wisam’s connection with Al Qaeda are revealed in a very not-so-established way.
The action being the trademark of this franchise is well shot & there are no complaints about the same. It’s the screenplay & story, where this movie faces failure big time. The story is so tedious it lacks to entertain you even in parts. Screenplay drags a lot in the second half, and the mother-son angle & romance bits are a big turn off. The efforts on screen are visible & there has been a lot of research put in the film. But, there’s nothing to keep you intrigued apart from some gleamy visuals.
Kamal Haasan delivers a great performance, yet again, but sadly fails in other departments. At the age of 63, we just can’t do anything but get amused by the amount of energy he brings on screen. Pooja Kumar is fine & Andrea Jeremiah looks super hot as she did in part one. Rahul Bose‘s character gets a major dip in the graph as it loses a major chunk of importance compared to the prequel. Ghibran‘s music leaves no mark as songs are very forcedly placed. The background score goes very well with the action sequences.
Overall, Kamal Haasan should’ve taken some more years to come up with Vishwaroop 2. A better storyline & thrills were required to match up the level its predecessor set. Give this one a royal miss!