Director P. Vasu returns with the second installment to his memorable Chandramukhi, with an all new cast bringing forward an engaging entertainer for all the audience sets.
Chandramukhi 2 starts off 17 years later after the first installment left off, and brings in a new character Pandian (Raghava Lawrence) into the same bungalow along with a family who is once again possessed by Chandramukhi. The first half follows tracks on how the ghost returns to catch hold of one woman in the house, and the second half is about how the entire problem is solved. The flashback portion involving Raghava Lawrence and Kangana Ranaut is the highlight of the film and it sure does pull in some interest to the proceedings.
Raghava Lawrence does a fine job even though it’s tough to shake off the fact that the Rajinisms are there in the frame. The flashback portion has him in a different zone that is enjoyable to the audiences, and he forms a good on screen rivalry with Kangana Ranaut, who does superbly in the film. The rest of the cast do a fine job especially Radikaa and Vadivelu who have good performances to bring in.
Technically, Chandramukhi 2 is decent and there’s nothing much to write home about the cinematography or music. Keeravani has been brought for the Telugu connect in the story, and the Telugu songs do work out.
On the whole, Chandramukhi2 is an audience friendly sequel even though there is no comparison to the first part. Director P. Vasu has made it accessible to his target audiences and that could do for the film.
Verdict: A crowd pleasing entertainer with Raghava Lawrence and Kangana shining!