Samyuktha 2 movie review: Torture, torment, 2-bad!

Many popular names of hit movies from the past are raising their head with the number 2' as a suffix.

Director: Abhiram
Cast: Chethan Chandra, Manjunath, Neha Patil, Aishwarya Sindhogi, Prabhu Suryah, Sanjay K, Rekha, Devaraj, Tabla Nani.
Rating: 0.5 stars

It’s the curious case of copying titles. Many popular names of hit movies from the past are raising their head with the number ‘2’ as a suffix, as inspiration to the original ones. How inspiring, you might ask? That is severely debatable. Thankfully, they are in no way connected to the original classic, but are piggy backing on the titles for cheap publicity. This particular film, Samyuktha 2 surpasses all levels of torture one can withstand.

This venture is the perfect example of a producer wanting to project himself as the hero in the end. Manjunath, the producer not only takes a heroic stand, but also makes sure he flaunts his chiselled gym body with punching dialogues. The justification — Some inane gyan on army welfare and how citizens can help the cause of our soldiers. The movie revolves around a set of medical students studying medicine in an institution called Samyuktha. Each passing year, a student goes missing on a particular date and month. The haunting tale leads to an abandoned bungalow located near the college/hostel. Even a faint-hearted person might chuckle at the special effects in place to scare the audience. The DOP work is as pathetic as it looks onscreen — White patches and no proper lighting!

The protagonist, who is a cop on a special mission to crack the mysterious case, enters under the guise of a medical student. The producer dons the meaty role of a psychology professor, and later takes up larger roles as well. Aspiring to make it difficult for the audience to guess who is behind these missing persons, the director might have raised the bar in terms of suspense! But to analyse this, one needs to survive it in the first place. The other two male student actors need serious acting classes. Such ‘2’ class movies, might make the makers of popular and classic films rethink about allowing their titles being misused. This one tops the chart of worst Kannada movie of the year.

( Source : Deccan Chronicle. )
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