Chandramukhi 2 Review: Kangana’s test in the sequel of Rajinikanth’s hit film, read the review of ‘Chandramukhi 2’

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After the success of ‘Thalaivi,’ Kangana Ranaut’s second Tamil film, ‘Chandramukhi 2,’ has been released in theaters with a Hindi dub. This film serves as the sequel to Rajinikanth’s 2005 movie ‘Chandramukhi,’ directed by P Vasu. Rajinikanth’s ‘Chandramukhi’ was a massive success at the time, both critically and commercially. When a sequel to a beloved film is made, comparisons with the original are inevitable, and this is where ‘Chandramukhi 2’ faces challenges.

The film’s story revolves around the problems faced by a wealthy family that reunites with long-lost relatives to seek divine intervention. Little do they know that the age-old feud between the classical dancer Chandramukhi and the Vettaiyan king will be reignited. When one of the family members becomes possessed by Chandramukhi’s spirit, it becomes uncertain whether Chandramukhi can be defeated, and peace can be restored within the family.

‘Chandramukhi’ remains fresh in everyone’s memory and has a massive fan following due to the performances of Rajinikanth and Jyotika. The original film was one of the highest-grossing Tamil films of 2005 and was remade in multiple languages. While the original director, P. Vasu, helmed ‘Chandramukhi 2,’ the sequel failed to capture the magic of the original. The film features five songs and three major action scenes, but the horror elements appear borrowed from various other horror films.

Regarding the performances, the lead actor, Raghav Lawrence, offers nothing particularly new or remarkable and sticks to his familiar acting style. Kangana Ranaut ventures into the horror genre with ‘Chandramukhi 2’ but appears somewhat weak in the Bharatnatyam scenes. The remaining cast delivers average performances. Following ‘Thalaivi,’ Kangana Ranaut disappoints her fans once again with this film.

‘Chandamukhi 2′ is marketed as a horror film but also includes a significant blend of comedy and action sequences. However, this cocktail doesn’t quite hit the mark. South Indian cinema has been criticized for repetitive action styles, and audiences are growing tired of the same formula. Additionally, the Hindi dubbing dialogues seem to lack originality and diversity, with the dubbing artists’ voices becoming monotonous across different films. The music, composed by Oscar-winner MM Keeravani, doesn’t feature any songs that make a significant impact on the Hindi-speaking audience.

In summary, ‘Chandramukhi 2’ struggles to live up to the legacy of its predecessor and fails to offer a fresh take on the horror-comedy genre. It’s a cocktail of horror, comedy, and action. Still, the mixture lacks the desired flavor, leaving viewers underwhelmed, especially those seeking a new and engaging cinematic experience in the Hindi-speaking belt.

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