By chance, happen to see Aranmanai 1 recently when it was aired on television. The second part Aramanai 2 got released the other day and quite naturally I was curious to know what Sundar C and his team is upto. Though the prequel was not a high standard horror film, it was a watchable horror comedy film.
When it came to Aramanai 2, the sequel the film just becomes a rehashed version of the first part with new characters added along with numerous similarities. For me three things conntributed in making this film an underwhelming experience.
Firstly, the comedy seemed to be more mediocre. Secondly the horror is just present in the theme for the sake of it and there is nothing scary at all not even a single scene which is a big letdown from a film belonging to this genre. Finally, the graphics looked less unconvincing and tacky. All these factors combined together to make Aramanai 2 a disappointing film and a below average one.
On the story side, this time too, an evil spirit enter the same big mansion and it is upto the people occupying the mansion to identify the presence of the ghost and do their best in eliminating it. So we have the family of Murali and his fiancee (Siddharth and Trisha), his father played by Radha Ravi, Murali’s brother and Sundar C playing the role of Trisha’s brother. Strange things happen in the mansion and Murali and his fiancee’s brother decide to take on the ghost and eliminate it once and for all.
Formulaic driven for the entire duration, Aramanai 2 doesn’t do anything on its side to deviate from the cliched approach in narrating a horror comedy. Humour seemed less convincing and some untimely songs only added salt to the wound.
By the by what was Khusbhoo upto appearing in that final song and dancing in it. With all due respect to the actress, it looked just funny while the intention and the mood of the scene was something different.
Sidharth was okay as Murali. Trisha didn’t have anything to do and whatever she had to perform only came at the tail end of the movie. Hansika Motwani was the better one among the ladies. Sundar continued the same level of performance that we saw in the prequel. Poonam Bajwa and Radha Ravi are also part of the supporting actors.
Suri, Kovai Sarala and Manobala handled the comedy side with little impact as the script didn’t offer them a chance to provide some rib tickling comedies and make a larger impact with their humor.
If you are looking for a time pass film with little importance for any freshness in presentation, this would looks okay for a one time watch. I wasn’t impressed and didn’t find it entertaining enough. Its the same old wine in the same old bottle and the rating is just two out of five.
Rating – 2 / 5
Reviewed by Chandra mohan gopinath