A Satisfying-intriguing thriller from Chandoo Mondeti and his team.
Cast:- Nikhil Siddharth, Anupama Parameshwaran, Sreenivas Reddy, (Viva) Harsha, Anupam Kher.
Positives:- A fresh story, Leading cast performances, Anupam Kher's Cameo portion,BACKGROUND MUSIC, engaging drama that revolves around Mythology and Sciene.
Negatives:- Missed logics in few sequences (more cinematic liberties).
Story:- (In Short without spoilers) Dr Karthikeya (Nikhil Siddharth) is a doctor who always finds his scientific belief behind superstition things , involved in a situation which the god drives him for an important purpose. Karthikeya begins his step towards a mythological mysterious divine treasure by facing many challenges in this modern world. Due to some unexpected incidents, he meets Mugdha (Anupama Parameshwaran) and continues with her for his adventurous journey to find a mysterious aspect by finding some divine clues. What is the actual purpose behind the engaging and adventurous journey of Karthikeya towards a hidden mythological treasure? What is the link between his brave journey and lord krishna? To find out all the answers, you have to watch this most intriguing mysterious thriller Karthikeya 2 only in the theatres.
Performances:- Nikhil Siddharth- the iconic and versatile actor who is very stupendous in selecting the subjects to entertain the audience in promising manner, return back to the Tollywood box office with the sequel of his iconic thriller "Karthikeya". Asusual, the performance that he showcased in this movie on every frame is the first and foremost aspect to choose this movie as our weekend's watchlist. Film by film, his acting levels are increasing in matured manner and this movie is the finest example to define what the actor "Nikhil Siddharth" is ! Perhaps, no other actor can bring freshness to this particular franchise other than our Nikhil who impressed with his all round performance.
Anupama Parameswaran- one of the main asset of this drama who will definitely create an impact with her role throughout the movie. Her performance in some thrilling sequences are very impressive. This is her first collaboration with actor Nikhil as female lead and will remain as one of the best on-screen pair for this generation's list. To be honest, if there is no MUGDHA role beside Karthikeya, then half of the movie will definitely fall as a "question mark". Atlast, we literally received a female role which got an equal importance along with the Male lead.
Sreenivas Reddy and Viva Harsha, the fabulous actor who has their own comedy timing impressed as supportive roles in this movie. These roles travel along with male and female lead character through out the movie and stood as the plus points for the content. Anupam Kher's camero role is very crucial part for this movie. His screen presence bought a incredible important to the character that he played. He definitely make you shout and clap with his performance timing in particular portion during the mid-second half.
The actress Thulasi, Praveen, Satya, Aditya Menon, KS sridhar and few more noted personalities are done their best for their allotted roles. We can assume these roles as a special roles who just boosts the screenplay in middle of the Karthikeya's journey.
Technical Aspects:- Chandoo Mondeti's writing skill worked out very well for this superior franchise thriller. His direction is satisfactory and he could have done the screenplay work better for the second half of this movie. Comparitively, Karthikeya 1 is obviously better than this movie in terms of thrilling factors, screenplay and drama. But, he will definitely receive appreciations for not spoiling the movie with a tag "franchise".
Kaala Bhairava's music is the soul factor for this prestigious sequel. His background score during interval blocks and climax portions will surprise you for sure. Karthik Gattamneni's cinematography and Srujanamani.'s dialogues are a backbone to this entertainer. Sahi Suresh art and Nikhil Koduru's brilliance added much support to the director's promising vision. We wish more and more films like these will hit the theatres from the producers TG Vishwa Prasad, Abhishek Agarwal in the future.
Final Verdict:- An engaging entertainer that you should not miss in the theaters. Watch it with zero expectations and receive some surprises as bonus at the end of this movie.