Well, the most anticipated entertainers of 2018 ‘Kalakalappu 2’ has released and is subjected to mixed reviews. This film is the second part of the superhit ‘Kalakalappu’ that released in 2012. Directed by Sundar C, ‘Kalakalappu 2’has an ensemble cast of Jiiva, Jai, Catherine Tresa, Nikki Galrani, Manobala, Mirchi Shiva, Motta Rajendran, Nandita Swetha, Robo Shankar, Sathish, Vaiyapuri, VTV Ganesh.
This film is a total contrast to Kalakalappu not a continuation of the first part. The whole movie revolves around a single concept ‘money’. The characters of the movie are on the lookout for money for their own reasons. And this idea has been packaged with loads of humour and is sealed in Sundar C’s style.
While the film is a full-on comedy entertainer, the first half failed to bring out ‘laugh out loud’ instances. The sequences are abrupt which sort of messed up the first half. But fortunately, the second part had humour that literally cracked up the audience. Towards the second half, the plot begins to unfold and the main story kicks in.
The screenplay in some scenes are remarkable, the chase sequence in Karaikudi is a must mention, and in that scene the audience burst out in laughter. There were some unwanted lengthy scenes that could have been trimmed. Also, in few scenes, there is absolute lack of logic, but you got to wait till the climax to know the twists the director holds. This film has a series of slapstick comedy scenes that gets saturated over a point.
Mirchi Siva’s role begins only in the second half and that is when the film picks up and he outperforms all the actors. His witty one liners and timing sense are commendable. Also, the lead actors Jai and Jiiva have done their part really well and the female leads Nikki Galrani and Catherine Tresa have carried out their role suitable to that of a commercial entertainer.
The other cast Robo Shankar, VTV Ganesh, Munishkanth, Vaiyapuri, Yogi Bab have done their bit to contribute to this full-on entertainer. Hiphop Adhi’s music has surely added flavour to the film but could have been better.