Karthikeya 2 Review: A Sequel That Promises A Satisfying Thriller Ride
Karthikeya 2 is the sequel to the blockbuster movie with the same name. Director Chandoo Mondeti made the audience sit at the edge of their seats with his thriller elements in the prequel. He made the lead actor Nikhil chase down the mystery relating it to the mythological plot and devotional elements. Now, in the sequel too, he picked the same point but the story shifts to Dwaraka and Nikhil begins his chase to solve Lord Krishna's mystery…
This time the director Chandoo Mondeti picked Lord Krishna's plot and thus, the story takes us to Dwaraka… Nikhil aka Karthikeya is introduced as a doctor but his characterisation is quite interesting. He always shows interest in solving puzzles and runs after the questions. In the first half, the character introduction took the major part but after a poojari advice Karthikeya's mother to seek the blessings of Lord Krishna in Dwaraka, the story takes a turn. But at the beginning itself, the director makes us witness that a few people are back of Lord Krishna's anklet and leaves it there for the second half. This way the presence of many threads and characters ends the first half.
But just before the interval, a big twist makes the audience sit at the edge of their seats. At the beginning of the second half itself, the speed of the plot raises curiosity. Karthikeya is all determined to know the mystery behind an archaeologist's murder. He starts chasing down the mystery through the clues and research done by the archaeologist. The clue that is found in Govardhana Giri cave, Madhura takes him to the Abhira tribe. From there, his adventurous journey starts. Be it snowy hills or the trekking part, it showcases Karthikeya's strong willpower. Even the pre-climax twist and the climax element finally make the audience experience a complete meal of thriller.
First of all, we need to speak about Nikhil Siddhartha... His neatly punched dialogues and curiosity to chase the mystery made the movie more elevating. Anupam Kher shows him the right direction when he is stuck with no option and Anupama Parameswaran along with Srinivas Reddy supports him in his adventurous journey. Tulasi, Viva Harsha, Praveen and Satya add humour to the plot while Kala Bhairava's BGM and music took the plot to the next level.
Karthikeya 2 is a must-watch movie as it makes the audience experience a complete thriller meal!