Vishwaroopam 2 Movie Review

Release Date
August 10, 2018

Director: Kamal Haasan

Cast: Kamal Haasan, Pooja Kumar, Rahul Bose, Shekhar Kapoor, Andrea Jeremiah

Producer: Kamal Haasan, Jude S Walko, Chandra Haasan, Venu Ravi Chandran

The film is the sequel to Vishwaroopam, released five years ago. The film is the continuation of the climax scene of the first sequel where Rahul Bose (Omar Qureshi) evades from the police. Meanwhile, Wisam Ahmad Kashmiri (Kamal) joins terror outfit al-Qaeda in the form of a Tamil Jihadi and learns the activities done by the terrorists. However, Omar wants to avenge his defeat by hatching a plan of a bomb attack on India during the Independence Day. This forms the crux of the story.


Wisam (Kamal Hassan), an Indian spy and a patriotic Muslim is on a traverse to kill Omar (Rahul Bose), an  Al Qaeda terrorist who escaped from the clutches of Wisam in the first film. The film is slick, has combat and stunts scenes at par to Hollywood but it works in parts. The film is a prequel and sequel of Vishwaroopam and it takes the long-drawn-out time to explain the current scenes in relation to the first part. This actually makes tedious despite top-notch production values. Secondly, it lacks a coherent and the audience who haven’t watched the first part fail to fathom whats going on in the film with the characters. However, keeping this at bay, it has it does of entertainment – a dose of comedy, romance and action that triumphs and ultimately the saving grace is Kamal Haasan’s inimitable performance even at the age 63.

The females characters Andrea Jeremia and Pooja Kumar have a well fleshed out character, unlike many movies. Andrea, who is an assistant to Kamal among others has a kick-ass action sequence and well-mouthed dialogues. On the other side, Pooja, a nuclear oncologist , gets a bog portion where she plunges into the sea to trace out the bomb. However, filmmaker Shekhar Kapoor, Rahul Bose and Waheeda Rehman’s portions are abrupt and don’t add much weight to the proceedings.

The film has been shot in Tamil and Hindi, it has top-notch execution but everything is over-the-top and self-indulgent which is overkilling.


Can’t match to the first part, but still has a dose of entertainment.

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Critic Reviews for The Boxtrolls

Watch for Kamal Haasan
Rating: 2.5/5


indulgent, too tedious
Rating: 2.5/5

Times of India

Vishwaroopam 2 is still an entertainer
Rating: 2.5/5