Nikhil Siddharth’s Karthikeya 2 Movie Review and Rating | Hit or Flop?

Karthikeya 2 Movie Review: Actor Nikhil proved himself as an actor by choosing new scripts and also brought back the […]

Karthikeya 2 Movie Review

Karthikeya 2 Movie Review: Actor Nikhil proved himself as an actor by choosing new scripts and also brought back the investment he made on his films to become a bankable actor in the Telugu film industry. His last release in theaters was Tamil remake ‘Arjuna Suravaram’ in 2019. After the massive success of Karthikeya 2, the same team once again united to bring us the sequel of the film. Karthikeya 2 after several hurdles hits the theaters on August 13, 2022. Let’s take an in-depth review of the film to be sure, if it’s worth our time watching.

Karthikeya 2 Movie Review
Karthikeya 2 Movie Review

Karthikeya 2 Movie Review

Young hero Nikhil Siddharth has made a unique identity for himself in Tollywood by choosing diverse stories. He stood as a hero in the industry by climbing one step at a time. The movie ‘Kartikeya’ was a huge blockbuster in his career. Now, as a sequel to that film, he made ‘Kartikeya 2’ with the same team. Today (August 13) this film was released after many hiccups. The already released teaser and trailer have received good response from the audience. Apart from that, the hype of Karthikeya 2 was created due to the grand promotions of the movie. Let’s see in the review how this film fared in front of the audience with huge expectations.

Karthikeya 2 Story

Karthikeya 2, who is a doctor by profession, always had the urge to find answers to questions that have remained unanswered for many years. As in the first franchise, Karthikeya 2 goes into search of the mystery behind the situations in Dwarka, as in Subrahmanyapuram in the first part, and his search for the truth leads him to some ancient beliefs and the power of Lord Krishna in Dwarka. Is. ,

Cast & Crew

The cast of Karthikeya 2 includes Nikhil Siddhartha, Anupama Parameswaran, Anupam Kher, Aditya Menon, KS Sridhar, Srinivasa Reddy, Praveen, Satya and Harsh Chemudu. The film is directed by Chandu Mondeti and produced by TG Vishwa Prasad and Abhishek Agarwal. The film’s music is composed by Kala Bhairav ​​and Kartik Gattamaneni is the cinematographer and editor of the film.

Movie NameKarthikeya 2
DirectorChandu Mondeti
Music DirectorKala Bhairava
ProducerKaala Bhairava
GenreMystery/Thriller
CastNikhil Siddhartha, Anupama Parameswaran, Anupam Kher, Aditya Menon, KS Sridhar, Srinivas Reddy, Praveen, Satya and Harsh Chemudu
EditorKarthik Gattamneni

Plus Points

Nikhil and Chandoo Mondeti are a hit pair and they have done it once again with Karthikeya 2. Kudos to director Chandoo Mondeti for penning an intriguing thriller and connecting the past and present worlds quite well. His writing is fine and gives the audience moments filled with thrills and suspense.

It has been quite some time since we have seen Nikhil on screen and he makes it for the gap with a solid performance. He has matured a lot with his acting and is quite settled in his approach towards his character. He has a very key role and has to convince the audience what we are seeing is actually true and not fiction. In this department Nikhil scores full marks.

The surprise package of the film is Kaala Bhairava and his stunning music score. He shocks the audience with spell binding BGM which elevates the film to another level altogether. Even the ordinary scenes create interest for the audience with the enchanting BGM.

Not only does the film have thrills but the director added fun through the roles of Srinivasa Reddy and Viva Harsha who are solid in their roles and evoke good fun. Anupama Parameswaran gets a good role and she is neat in her given part. Anupam Kher gets a small but impactful role and shines.

What makes Karthikeya 2 interesting is the intriguing factor as to what will happen next. The quest to find the truth holds the attention of the audience. The director does not deviate from the main theme and keeps the audience engaged for the most part.

Minus Points

Though all the links are ended properly, there is a bit of confusion in the beginning of the film. The whole concept of lord Krishna and how the present generation is after a special Kankanam is not well established. Probably, the director should have added a character or a few scenes to make the audience understand what the actual plot is all about.

The pace in the second half goes down a bit as the director fails to elevate the villain’s angle properly. The plot goes through various stages and this journey could have been narrated in an even easier manner to make the common people understand.
 

Technical Aspects

The production values of the film are top notch and special mention to the cameraman Karthik. His visuals and color tone used for the adventure scenes is very good. The editing part is also impressive as the scenes do not have much lag.

The dialogues are pretty good and the ones used for Anupam Kher are amazing. The production design is rich and the VFX used is quite realistic. The costume design, props used and the locations chosen are quite good.

Coming to the director Chandoo Mondeti, he has done a very good job with the film. One can say that Karthikeya 2 is his best film to date. He takes a plot with a backdrop of mythology and setting it up in the present day world was not easy. Not only has he done that well but he made sure the film has comedy, thrill, and suspense in equal proportions. His screenplay is good but the usage of a few sub plots and their connections in the end should have been more clear from the beginning.

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Verdict

On the whole, Karthikeya 2 is a well made adventure thriller filled with great visuals and engaging narration. The backdrop, BGM, and performances create an intriguing factor. Baring a confusing first few minutes, this film makes up for an enjoyable watch and will be lapped by the audience this long weekend. Go for it.

The narration and flow of the film is mostly similar to that of the first franchise and you may find that the scenes are a bit similar in some instances. However, the film is intriguing with its premise and keeps us hooked till the end with the suspense and fantasy elements added to the story. There are some nice twists in the interval block of the film and the second half maintains the same excitement till the climax. The film had a good ending with a clear explanation.

Performance-wise, Nikhil once again impresses the audience with his performance in the character of Karthikeya 2, who is always on the lookout for answers to unresolved questions. Anupama Parameswaran was decent in her role. Anupam Kher was good, but the dubbing voice doesn’t seem suitable for the actor. Aditya Menon impresses in a negative role and Srinivasa Reddy will surely amaze you with his timing in some of the scenes. All other actors played their roles as required for the proceedings.

Technically, Karthikeya 2 looks great apart from a few VFX shots. The music composed by Kaala Bhairav ​​sounds fine but the background score of the film was exceptional. Karthik Gattamaneni never disappoints with his visuals and the same can be seen with some breathtaking sequences in this film, especially the scenes which are shot in Kashmir. Editing was crisp.

Chandu Mondetti, who failed to impress with his previous film Savyasachi, seems to have returned to form as a director.

Lastly, Karthikeya 2 is an impressive sequel that should only be seen in theaters for its scintillating visuals and construction.

Karthikeya 2 Movie Rating

Netflixwab.com Rating: 3.25/5
Reviewed by Netflixwab Team

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