Director: CS Amudhan
Cast: Shiva, Ishwarya Menon, Satish, Kalairani
Tamizh Padam 2, a sequel to the Tamizh Padam that was released eight years back, sticks to its parody genre faithfully. The successful trio of producer Sashikanth, director CS Amudhan and hero Shiva returns with TP 2, and the film offers unlimited fun from the word go.
From Ambala to Thupparivaalan, Kabali to Kaala, Veeram to Vivegam, Bairavaa to Mersal, Thevar Magan to Vishwaroopam, Vikram Vedha to Irudhi Suttru — you name it, the director has poked at the masses, emotional scenes and everything else in between. The part one spoofed only Tamil cinema. In its sequel, Amudhan has gone international and has not spared popular scenes from Hollywood like Speed, Game of Thrones series etc.
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Don’t expect anything by way of story. Shiva (Shiva), a police officer who is on a sabbatical, is back to work after government seeks his help to control a caste riot. He agrees to operate as an undercover cop and eliminate the dreaded (!) don who goes by the name ‘P’ (Satish). Actually, Shiva suffered a personal loss — his wife (Disha Pandey) dies due to a bomb blast (a mobile phone bursts) — and the same P is behind it. So, the hilarious revenge saga begins…
Right from the intro of Shiva as ‘Agila Ulaga Super star’, the actor with his deadpan face and inimitable dialogue delivery keeps you in splits till the end. No doubt, he owns the film. Spoof is not restricted to Tamil cinema; he even takes potshots at the current political scenario in the state, with references to OPS and Sasikala at Amma’s Samadhi and demonetisation effects. Satish equally gets a meaty role and mocks at trendy on-screen baddies, who had appeared in weird costumes, which also includes Akshay Kumar from the upcoming Shankar film 2.0. Iswarya Menon looks pretty and does a decent job in multiple roles. Her comic timing is also good.
The first half moves rapidly with plenty of enjoyable gags, but post interval, tedium sets in with the inclusion of historic flashback sequences that has reference to Baahubali. Also, repetitive humor does not evoke laughter.
The highlights of TP 2 are the references to memorable scenes from famous films — Simbu falls in love with Trisha (Vinnaithandi Varuvaaya), loosu ponnu heroines (Genelia from Santhosh Subramaniyam), the climax scene in Vivegam where Kajal Aggarwal sings a motivational song and gets killed, climax dialogue of Kamal from Thevar Mgan, Suriya's Bodhi Dharman character in 7am Arivu etc. TP2 would work much better if you’ve watched the films being referenced.
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The film could have used a bit of trimming. Kannan’s music is average. Nevertheless, Tamizh Padam 2 is a wholesome entertainer that’s worth your time and money....