Director Sathyasiva, Krishna and Bindu Madhavi, the success combo of ‘Kazhugu’, have come together for the movie’s sequel ‘Kazhugu 2’. Let’s check out how the second part is.
We can only consider it as a spiritual sequel, as there is no link between the stories of the first part and the second part, except the similarity that things take place in hilly background.
Johnny (Krishna) and his friend (Kali Venkat) are thieves. They unapologetically carry out robbery for living. They come across a man who offers them a job in the hills as security guards for woodcutters.
They go to Kodaikanal as they are mistaken as hunters who have come to save the people there from some dangerous wolves.
Here, Johnny falls for Merly (Bindu Madhavi) as he strongly feels that she is madly in love with him. Then there is a MLA who wishes to seek gold that is believed to be hidden deep in the forest.
Johnny and the MLA are connected at some point of time and what follows is a story of friendship, betrayal, love and more.
Krishna, Bindu Madhavi and Kali Venkat have delivered good performance and have done complete justice to their respective roles. Yuvan Shankar Raja’s music is soothing and adequately supports the scenes.
The first half is breezy and engaging, while the second half carries a dark tone. A major let down is the use of VFX to depict wild dogs that threatens the lives of woodcutters in the jungles. It was too mediocre and felt like it was made in haste.
Had the director concentrated more on the second half, the sequel would have overtaken the first part.
Rating: 2.5 out of 5