Aranmanai 2 Tamil Movie ReviewFeature Film | U | Comedy, Horror
Watching Aranmanai 2 makes one wonder how lucky is Sundar C to churn out movies by rehashing a same story from the 1980s horror films. An extensively constructed palatial house in a village; a spirit enraged to the fullest to avenge the death of its murderers; the easily predictable red-herrings in the name of third lead heroine; a generous skin-show and an entourage of comedians.
Aranmanai 2 is one of the tried and tested templates of Sundar C, who is one of the master storytellers when it comes to rearranging familiar family dramas, sprinkled with a good dose of humor. What differs from the first outing is that Aranmanai 2 has very less thrills and scares to leave the audience terrified. Wait, it doesn't even boast a handful of scary scenes to make us bite our nails. Now, the U certificate for a horror film by the censor board actually makes sense.
Sundar C has made sure that whenever the momentum goes down in the film, the audience should be left in splits and his intentions are carried out nicely by the season comedians including Kovai Sarala, Manobala and the highly hilarious Soori, who has scored a notch above others. The screenplay is very simple and straightforward providing no fodder to the brains to work things out.
A cloud of mystery surrounds a series of deaths in the first half and right at the interval block, we are revealed who the ghost is. And then a manipulative flashback follows where Hansika, who is still trying to perfect her lip-sync in Tamil, makes a splashing entry into the proceedings and somewhat delivers a fairly good performance. Trisha doesn't fit the role except for the Beach song in Krabi where she flaunts her assets generously in swimsuits, grooving alongside Siddharth.
Aranmanai 2 is nothing but a truckload of cliches and stereotypes bundled as a horror-comedy, where neither the horror nor the comedy makes enough sense.
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