Chandramukhi 2 Movie Synopsis: To rebuild their ancestral temple and conduct a puja, a wealthy family settles into the Vettaiyapuram castle. However, doing so might also unleash the vicious Vettaiyan and bring back the ghost of Chandramukhi.
Review of Chandramukhi 2: When P Vasu's Chandramukhi debuted in 2005, horror comedies were unheard of in Tamil cinema, and the film had Superstar Rajinikanth making his comeback after a three-year hiatus, so it had a lot going for it. After 17 years, the genre of horror comedy is virtually fully developed. And starring in this follow-up is Raghava Lawrence, who rose to fame in the Kanchana film franchise, a different kind of horror comedy! How does that pan out for this new movie, then?
At the start of the movie, it nearly seems as though a time machine has transported us to the early 2000s. A song and fight to introduce the hero is included, something that is nearly completely out of style these days. Watching the once-great Vadivelu's futile attempts to bring humor into the scenes with his antics is unpleasant, and the comedy falls flat. Sadly, the film's attempts at drama are the only parts that make us chuckle. similar to the scene where Raghava Lawrence argues in favor of putting religious differences aside.
Because it is an adaptation of the critically praised Malayalam film Manichitrathazhu, the plot does away with the progressive elements that the first film contained. While the original film's ghost had a strong psychological component, this one completely ignores that aspect and sticks to being a typical pei padam with a lot of jargon about aatma and deiva shakti. The performances are essentially functional, and the characters are nothing more than stereotypes. Because of poor character development, even someone with a powerful personality like Radikaa Sarathkumar just comes off as an ordinary presence.
Nevertheless, the movie finds a way to be passable! P Vasu deserves praise for his clever way of extending the history of Vettaiyan and Chandramukhi. The majority of the second half is devoted to these episodes, which expand on the mythology introduced in the first movie. In Chandramukhi, hypothetical sequences that we have either heard about or seen come to pass as slight alterations of what we already know from the first movie. This method is also shown in Keeravani's music, which captures the essence of Vidyasagar's original compositions. Even though Kangana Ranaut and Raghava Lawrence are not as good as Rajinikanth, their on-screen personas are nevertheless enough to keep our interest. Ultimately, it seems to be the kind of movie that will reflect the viewer's emotional state. It might be acceptable for those seeking a little distraction, but anyone seeking something more will be disappointed.