Pichaikkaran 2 Movie Review: After Pichaikkaran’s success, Vijay Antony is back with Pichaikkaran, where he dons several hats behind the screen this time as well. Though there are some mass moments that work, like in the first part, the only disappointment is that they are very few in number. Pichaikkaran 2, unlike its predecessor, goes a bit far from reality right from the very first scene. The plot mostly revolves around brain transplantation and other larger-than-life moments that disconnect the viewers a bit.
Vijay Gurumoorthy (Vijay Antony), who is said to be one of the top 10 richest man in India, gets betrayed by his subordinates as they plan to control him by transferring an innocent, poor man’s brain into his body. The poor man, is no one but Sathya (Vijay Antony), who has been in search of his lost sister since childhood. Having served as a juvenile prisoner, Sathya comes out to kill the man who was the reason behind his separation from his sister.
With most of his life spent in jail, Sathya is forced to live in the shoes of Vijay Gurumurthy against his will. Can he expose this truth, find his sister and seek peace for the rest of his life?
Vijay Antony’s intentions to make a film, yet again, aiming to uplift the underprivileged section of society, are laudable. And few dialogues that highlight the plight of those people works. However, as the film progresses, it gets overly ambitious and deviates a bit from its storyline in spite of the justifications. Vijay Antony, as a director, packs most of the story’s engaging screenplay in the first half, to the extent that we are even left to wonder how the story would progress post interval.
The film indeed manages to make us sit through, if not stay, in awe of its grandeur. Also, another point to add is the film’s majority of the sequences have been shot using green mat with VFX heavily involved. This might work for some and might please a section of movie lovers. But it’s appreciable that the team has put enough efforts to atleast try and give out something decent. The flashback portions, that deals with brother-sister sentiments, are usually overdone in Tamil cinema, but here it works in places due to the way it has been packaged. Also, the anti-Bikili philosophy that comes in the second half is worth-mentioning as it talks about certain real issues like poverty, hunger, and a lack of healthcare.
Vijay Antony has done nothing new with respect to his performance, yet he maintains the mood and does what is needed for this film with his expressions and approach. The villain characters in the first half are decent enough and the female lead, Kavya Thapar, has done justice to the given role. The background score and cinematography give strength to the film’s progress then and there. Also, Vijay Antony’s editing is tight and sleek.
Overall, Pichaikkaran 2 doesn’t really beg for our attention and nearly manages to hold us for an average watch.