Kanchana 2 (Ganga) Review

May 1, 2015

Raghava Lawrence acted and directed the film Kanchana 2. The film is in news for delay in release and also several other reasons. The film has Nithya Menen and Taapsee Panni played the lead roles. Thaman composed the music for the film. Bellamkonda Suresh is the producer. Checkout our review.

Story

The story is on the lines of Muni and Muni 2. The film is set on the same ghost backdrop.

Raghava Lawrence who plays the lead role in the film works in a TV channel. He works as a cinematographer for a TV channel and he loves Taapsee who wants to shoot a fake ghost-haunted house so that the TRP rating will increase. They decides to start it and will select a beachside old bungalow and unfortunately they actually get haunted by five ghosts.

Who is the ghost?

Why did it possess the TV channel crew?

Will there be any end for this ghost?

The answers for the above questions form the rest of the story.

Review

The 2 hour 43 minutes Kanchana 2 is no different from his earlier horror comedies, with almost same supporting cast of Kovai Sarala, Manobala, Sriman and others. The formula is the same- mix crass comedy with lots of horror, dead person’s spirit getting into hero/heroine body, slapstick humour, glamour, melodrama, ladies sentiments, fight scenes  and ultimately the good ghost triumphing over the bad ghost! Add five songs, haunted house, scream and wailing sounds it works.

Performance wise, Taapsee is a revelation and has given a solid performance in the film, especially the scenes where she transforms into ghost Ganga is terrific. Lawrence has put his heart and soul to be versatile, the scene where he transforms into a small child, old woman, transgender and Motta Siva will sure get applause from the masses. Nithya Menon as the physically challenged Ganga is adequate while the rest of the actors like Kovai Sarala, Manobala and Sriman are in charge of comedy.

The comedy is broad and low-brow, banking on gay humour and the reactions of the characters when they are spooked by the presence of the ghost. It becomes too childish at times but you laugh nevertheless. As for the scares, much of it involves cutting to a close-up of a character getting scared and zooming out in the next shot to show the ghost being face-to-face with them.

The story is told in a brilliant manner. The screenplay left no loopholes. Lawrence as director really rocked making the movie more engrossing and racy; so much so that you really feel possessed by Kanchana 2. If there are any minus points, technically speaking are drowned down in the intensity of Raghava’s performance and his amazing directorial abilities.

On a whole, the film will surely impress those who love Mass! Yes, this is for you. Mass is in the air.

Box-office Range

“Above Average”

Verdict

Muni>Muni 3>Muni 2

Rating

2.75/5

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Reviewed by : Team Andhrapulse