Chandramukhi 2 Movie Review: Actor Raghava Lawrence built a reputation for himself by working on a series of horror-comedy films, the most well-known of which was the Kanchana series. Given his prior track record in this genre, we expected Chandramukhi 2 to cover at least one of the bases — humour. What I didn’t anticipate was for the picture to be filled with a tale that is completely recycled from Chandramukhi, which is a remake of the 1993 Malayalam film Manichitrathazhu.
Ranganayaki (Radhika Sarathkumar), like many others in our nation today, severed all relations with her daughter after she fell in love with a guy of a different religion. Unfortunately, her daughter and son-in-law were killed in a plane disaster, leaving two children behind. Pandian (Raghava Lawrence) is their guardian and security guard, as the children’s parents left them a large wealth. Ranganayaki, on the other hand, lives with her younger daughter and her brother’s family in a joint family.
Following a series of unfortunate happenings, a guruji she completely trusts instructs her to do a pooja at her ‘kula deivam’ temple. This is the temple where their forefathers must have worshipped their ancestral deity many years ago. The family, including the two children, gathers at the dreaded palace where Chandramukhi’s ghost is still imprisoned. In contrast to Bhool Bhulaiya 2, which featured an entirely distinct narrative line, Chandramukhi 2 introduces new people in an old environment. The sole difference is that Vettaiyan, the harsh monarch who murdered Chandramukhi, is now a lieutenant named Sengottayan. There is just a minor shift here, yet the revelation occurs in the most tiresome way conceivable.
Kangana Ranaut’s performance as Chandramukhi in the film is underwhelming. It’s not so much about her character’s screen time as it is about the acting approach she has chosen for the picture. Actor Raghava Lawrence built a reputation for himself by working on a series of horror-comedy films, the most well-known of which being the Kanchana series. Given his historical batting average in this genre, he failed to cover the fundamentals.
For example, the youngsters in the audience provided the most laughter. The comedy is juvenile to the point where it leaves grownups bored, waiting for the stretch to stop and people to go back to the tale. The first half of the film is spent establishing the characters.