CHITHIRAM PESUDHADI 2 Film Review
First off, Chithiram Pesudhadi 2 is not a sequel to the 2006 movie which marked the introduction of manager Mysskin. The name is only a clear case of a movie team employing a prior successful name only for recall value. That saidthe movie, below its previous name, Ulaa, had been lying in the cans for over the past couple of years, and perhaps wanted this change in name for company reasons. This particular piece of background is equally important because the movie’s genre — hyperlink cinema — could have been somewhat of a novelty whether it had released earlier. Now, however, that novelty is missing because we have noticed a handful of movies — someone even better than that one, such as Maanagarm and Kurangu Bommai — in Tamil cinema.
The movie starts with an attempted murder. However, as they are visiting the scene, they are seen by Kathir (Nandan Loganathan), who’s on his way to satisfy his girlfriend Priya (Gayathrie) together with the intention of eloping. This episode sets off a Butterfly Effect — Priya, who’s waiting for Nandu, has her possessions stolen by small-time criminals Senthil (Nivas Adithan) and Pazhani (Blade Shankar); Vicky (Ajmal), a musician, agrees to blackmail a ministry (Azhagamperumal) from the expectation of getting money to pay off Sadasivam and reclaim his home Parasuraman (Naren) decides to commemorate Manikandan (Subbu Panchu), Sadasivam’s buddy who arranged the implementation, by roping in Senthil, Pazhani and Priya’s father, a professor. Afterward there are Durga (Radhika Apte), Sadasivam’s spouse, who wants to kill himDhanam (Niveditha), a prostitute that Senthil is madly in love with; Nandita (Priya Banerjee), Vicky’s girlfriend, who attempts to get back at her brother who’s the reason for her boyfriend’s troubles; and a criminal gang that has kidnapped a teenaged woman and is sharing a hideout with Thiru.
To his credit, Rajan Madhav manages to seamlessly weave all these storylines with each other, and also neatly ties the knots up. There’s a certain amount of proficiency and also a moral center (at a movie full of characters with a little gray ) that makes us somewhat forget the relatively minor flaws.
However, the issue is that the movie becomes predictable after a stage. However, more importantly, the storyline lacks strength and a sense of urgency (regardless of the swish cuts) that is quite crucial to movies within this genre. The commercial compromises, in the kind of a few tunes (cricketer Dwayne Bravo makes an appearance in one and even sings!) , just make it all the more apparent. None of the strands actually keeps us in a state of anxiety over the fate that may befall the characters. Take them away out of this storyline, and you may not find any use for them. It will not help that the performances, also, are only functional.
That said, the movie will provides its female characters agency. All of the four female characters are composed as independent girls that aren’t afraid to make their own decisions and stand by these. And in a movie that is predominantly full of make characters, so feels commendable.