When a movie gets a sequel, the most important thing the makers have to make sure is that it should be bigger at least in the creative sense. What CS Amudhan has managed to do with Tamizh Padam 2 is somewhat that. Continuing from where he left off in the last film, the director spoofs everything that we might have seen on television from movies to Tamilnadu politics and even Game of Thrones.
Having no solid plot is basically the idea of the movie as it intends to mock that aspect of the movie-making process. So let me just say that after the death of his wife, our hero Shiva joins the force again to find the culprit who murdered her. How that story becomes this laughter riot is the content of Tamizh Padam 2.
The fan following the first film managed to get and the growth of Ynot studios as a production company has definitely helped the movie. While the production values look really superior compared to the first part, director CS Amudhan manages to create a script that touches on almost everything in the present socio-political scenario. I really hope the way Tamizh Padam 2 has mocked the formulaic structure of Tamil movies would make the filmmakers try to be more original. But having said that, if you analyze this film you can sense that it feels a bit overcrowded with subplots and scenes.
Shiva knows the character and plays it neatly. The attitude he adds to this character is indeed a funny one and he maintains that bit of necessary overacting throughout the film. Sathish makes full use of the full-length character he got to play. Ishwarya Menon in comparison with the other maida maavu heroines of Tamil industry has better acting chops. The police chief played by Chetan was also good.
The spoof is based on the illogical flamboyance we see in commercial Tamil movie is the main ingredient to make the script. One of my favorite bits was the Remo spoof. What I liked about this part was that the spoofing this time has gone into a few more aspects like music and cinematography. In a Vettaiyadu Vilaiyadu reminding spoof, you can really feel the random camera moves and the Kalavarame song itself sounds like a quality spoof of the new age compositions. The digs at the stalking and bitching aspect of modern-day romance movies were on point. The movie feels a bit too long as it gets obsessed with the scope to spoof everything. The Saamy spoof happens almost after the movie completed a proper story arch. As a viewer, it was a bit exhausting and at the same time, things were funny too.
Tamizh Padam 2 is indeed funny. But I won’t say that it is better than the first one. While the excessiveness drags it back slightly, the humor in it will keep you engaged in the content. I hope CS Amudhan will come up with a part 3 that has a tidier script.
While the excessiveness drags it back slightly, the humor in it will keep you engaged in the content. I hope CS Amudhan will come up with a part 3 that has a tidier script.
Green: Recommended Film
Orange: Okay, Watchable, Experimental Films
Red: Not Recommended