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Kazhugu 2 travels in incoherent paths, leaving us confused and dissatisfied. We have a love track, the thief track, a murder mystery track and so on. Finally the movie ends with a rushed sort of many things.
It is the season of sequels. There have been many 2s and 3s of the original blockbusters.
Sadly, 90% of the sequels ended up being very mediocre and a great disappointment, and make us ask the question – why do a sequel in the first place!
Unfortunately Kazhugu 2 has joined this category of a failed sequel.
Not really a sequel, but Kazhugu 2 indeed uses and imprints on the flavors of Kazhugu, which was a neat, solid movie.
The hill backdrop and the lead actors are the resemblances mostly. Other than that, the storyline and treatment hugely differ from Kazhugu.
The main weakness of the movie is its writing. There is no depth and seriousness to it and that clearly shows throughout the movie.
There are various logical loopholes too.
Kreihna delivers a convincing performance; so does Kali Venkat. So does Bindu Mathavi.
But sadly, that doesn’t save the film which is built on a very feeble foundation.
The movie is about two petty thieves, played by Krishna and Venkat – the scenes involving these two guys acquiring guns are so illogical!
These two are mistaken to be saviours by the people of a locality.
The people have a huge problem – wild dogs. And Krishna and Venkat take up the role of hunters.
The CGI of the dogs is done on budget and that is obvious. And the dogs disappear upon an encounter. Even the role of the wild dogs has been written without any depth or reasoning.
We have Bindu Madhavi as the local girl who falls in love with Krishna for no obvious reason.
The movie then travels in incoherent paths, leaving us confused and dissatisfied.
We have a love track, the thief track, a murder mystery track and so on. Finally the movie ends with a rushed sort of many things.
On the positive side, the movie is technically sound. Yuvan has done his best to lift up the spirit with his BGM.
Cinematography is excellent and helps us experience the hill locations perfectly.
Rather than trying to use the success of a movie and rushing to start a sequel project, the makers should really put effort in making a sequel that has far more content and depth than the original movie.
This way, justice can be made to the success of the original movie.
Surprisingly, the director of Kazhugu 2 is the director of Kazhugu and even the crew is mostly the same.
But that doesn’t save the carelessly written shallow script.
It is high time Krishna starts choosing scripts carefully like he used to do earlier.