Movie Review: Chandramukhi 2
1. RAGHAVA LAWRENCE as PANDIAN & VETTAIYAN
2. KANGANA RANAUT as CHANDRAMUKHI
3. VADIVEL as MURUGESAN
4. RADHIKA SARATHKUMAR as RANGANAYAGI
5. LAKSHMI MENON as DIVYA
6. MAHIMA NAMBIAR as LAKSHMI
7. RAO RAMESH as GURUJI
8. SURESH MENON
11. RAVI MARIYA
14. AYYAPAN SHARMA
17. C. RANGANADHAN
20. BABY MANASVI
21. MASTER SANJIV
22. MASTER DHARSHITH
23. BABY DHEEKSHA
1. WRITTER & DIRECTOR - P VASU
2. MUSIC - M.M. KEERAVAANI
3. CINEMATOGRAPHER - R.D. RAJASEKAR
4. ART DIRECTOR - THOTA THARRANI
5. EDITOR - ANTHONY
6. LYRICS - YUGABHARATHI - MADHAN KARKY- VIVEK - CHAITANYA PRASAD
7. CHOREOGRAPHY - KALA - DINESH - BABA BASKAR
8. STUNTS - KANAL KANNAN - STUNT SIVA - RAVI VARMA - OM PRAKASH
9. PROS – YUVRAAJ
9. BANNER – LYCA PRODUCTIONS
10. HEAD OF LYCA PRODUCTIONS – G.K.M TAMIL KUMARAN
11. PRODUCER – SUBASKARAN
When Ranganayagi(Radhika) and her family land in various troubles, they come to pray at their village goddess temple. They all stay in a huge palace owned by Murugesan (Vadivelu). There they meet (Pandian)Raghava Lawrence ( later Vettaiyan) who looks after Radhika's orphaned grand kids.
The family encounters recurrant problems at the temple and the palace until they discover the secrets relating to Chandramukhi (Kangana) a dancer and Vettaiyan aka Sengottaiyan ( Raghava). Will they be able to save themselves? What is the story of Chandramukhi?
The film is grand with a lavish making, with grand sets, large ensemble cast (Radhika's not-to-be-missed silk saris and jewellery add charm to the visuals)
Raghava entertains with his trademark style and shines in the period scenes.
Kangana shines with a solid performance and elaborate costumes and captivating look as a dancer and manages to pull off classical dance moves quite well.
Lakshmi Menon leaves a mark and Vadivelu's humor works in spurts but its good to see him back on screen.
Srishti Dange and Mahima Nambiar are aptly cast.
While the first half moves at a steady pace, it's in the second half that the movie picks up speed. The period portions add momentum and are quite engaging.
On the flip there are moments when things are not quite clear and some portions feel stretched.
However, Keeravani's bgm and songs lleave a mark while the camerawork adds to the grandeur.
Though the characters of Chandramukhi maybe missed by some, the sequel manages to captivate and engage as a family entertainer.