Happy Independence Day
Kamal Haasan has a great sense of timing, both in real and reel. And ‘Vishwaroopam 2’ is an apt example for it, as the film, which puts the nation first, has hit the screens during Independence Day weekend.
A prequel as well as sequel to ‘Vishwaroopam’ (2013), ‘Vishwaroopam 2’ makes us feel as if we are watching a Hollywood film, especially in stunt scenes.
To start from the first part, terrorist Omar Qureshi (Rahul Bose) plans a massive attack on New York city and it Was disrupted by RAW Agent Wisam Ahmad Kashmiri (Kamal Haasan).
Jihadis Omar and Saleem escape from New York and Wisam is given the responsibility to eliminate Omar and his men. Omar and Saleem hurry to execute their international plot to defame three democracies in one day.
Wisam thwarts an ingenious plot by Omar to wreak havoc on the Independence Day of India. While Wisam lives to celebrate his independence. Omar and Saleem do not.
Wisam mourns his brothers but Nation comes first to a soldier. The film is all about how he goes about achieving his mission, with the help of his team.
What a stunning screen presence and performance by Kamal. Any other actor in his age can only dream this. Andrea and Pooja Kumar aid him aptly, while veterans like Rahul Bse and Shekhar Kapur could have been used better.
The film is too strong technically and the credits go to music, cinematography, editing, stunt and visual effects departments. However, certain scenes are confusing thanks to the non-linear narration which gets stuck often.
Attempts have been made to inject some romance and emotion into ‘Vishwaroopam 2’. But not all of them work. To sum it up, the film will strike a chord with the so called ‘A’ centres.
Rating: 3.5 out of 5