Chennaiyil Oru Naal 2 Tamil Movie ReviewFeature Film
This movie is not a continuation of Chennaiyil Oru Naal that released a few years back. It is inspired by one of Rajesh Kumar's crime novels. Directed by JPR and performed by actors like Sarathkumar and Napoleon, the movie had its share of thrills.
For a change let me put forth a bullet point report:
1. From a marketing and positioning perspective, the movie tries to capitalize on the success of Chennaiyil Oru Naal and so the title.
2. By roping in seniors like Sarathkumar and Napoleon, the movie tried hard to build a brand value. What's the use when everyone involved was sleepwalking throughout the movie?
3. Suhasini plays a nun in an asylum. An uninspired role from a seasoned actress.
4. The plot that starts in Chennai travels mostly in Coimbatore. But the characters keep shuttling between Chennai and Coimbatore within a very short time span. Logic was totally tossed off.
5. The plot, though performed pathetically by everyone, including the senior artistes, had some substance, thanks to Rajesh Kumar. But it was reduced to a piece of junk by the director with an amateurish way of handling things.
6. An example for the director's amateurishness comes across when Sarathkumar hands over gifts labelled "Indian Terrain" to his niece and nephew. When one of them opens the gift, a gun is pulled out. A well-known apparel brand dealing in arms is something that may lead to legal repercussions.
7. Ramadoss travels along with Sarathkumar as a sidekick - he is supposed to be a comic relief. But he had hardly any worthy lines.
8. The movie reflected signs of suffering from a low budget impact. The way in which the scenes were lit, the performances and the costumes were suffering from the hands of novices who failed to grasp the nuances of film-making.
9. The big reveal at the end was funny. Though the revelation had some scientific undertone, the character confessing the crime and Sarathkumar's reaction of looking at his watch reflects the audience's response.
10. There is nothing much to say about this piece of jugglery that suffers from so many complications that arise due to amateurs who were left to take a free ride.
Had the movie been handled at least by someone who knew the basics of film-making, it would have been a decent show.
Sorry director JPR and team. Believe in your script, rather than the title and know faces to sell your product.