Director: Prabhu Srinivas
Cast: Santhosh Balaraj, Mayuri, Ajay Ghosh, Sadhu Kokila
There seems to be an unwritten rule when it comes to the making of a movie with ‘fictional rowdies’ in prime focus. Like most of them, Kariya, too comes with an umbilical attachment. Besides, he is also madly in love with a girl but here, it is for a ‘motherly’ reason! The rest of the pattern is more or less the same like the ones working under an established and influential rowdy with a gang to work on major ‘deals’, double-cross acts and so on.
While this has got nothing to do with the film ‘Kariya’ released in 2003, it is titled Kariya 2, as the producer remains the same for both the films. As it looks like the sequel is made with the ‘sole’ intention to repeat the box office success of Kariya to encash its commercial fame, this one hardly comes closer to its predecessor.
Barring a couple of songs plus the motherly sentiment and the double-cross twist, Kariya 2 is true to its main character, who suffers from an unique mental disorders! Interestingly, the director comes up with not one but two mental disorders for Kariya 2.
The latest mental diseases to hit the screen are as follows: The first one is that the rowdy after surviving severe head injuries, his brain is refusing to identify a particular person despite having them in his memory. His other mental illness will literally freeze one’s imagination, as Kariya goes into an ‘instant freeze mode’ with no body movements when hearing a particular word. Well, it needs no guesses that the word is obviously ‘amma’. Watch Kariya 2 if you are curious to know how he unfreezes!
With a popular title, introducing two new mental disorders on the silver screen while experimenting it on rowdy, the script comes with a bloody making.
As the mental status of the protagonist continues to deteriorate with more attempts made on his life, the bloody experience gets bloodier with every blow hit until the end of it. Though Santhosh has worked hard, the mental mannerism looks too cliched. Restricted to adult audience, mainly for blood and not for other obvious reasons, the namesake sequel is just another addition to the list of sequels of successful films.