Aranmanai 2 had managed to stir up enthusiasm among fans prior to its release, thanks to its flamboyant casting and the commercial success its prequel had achieved. Does Aranmanai 2 live up to its expectation? Find out by reading our movie review.
Aranmanai 2 Plot:
Siddharth is made to come back to his village along with his fiancée, played by Trisha, in order to take care of his father, played by Radha Ravi, who is hospitalized after a ghost attack.
Check out what famous celebrities have to say about the film in the slides below:
Actor Sivakarthikeyan, who shared screen space with Hansika in Maan Karate wrote, "Best wishes to @khushsundar mam, Sundar sir, @Actor_Siddharth, @ihansika, @trishtrashers, @sooriofficial & d full team on #Aranmanai2 release."
Actor Arya, who has the reputation of being called 'a good friend' to all in the Tamil film industry posted, "All the best to the #Aranmanai2 team @trishtrashers @ihansika @Actor_Siddharth for the huge success today enjoy."
Jayam Ravi @actor_jayamravi
Jayam Ravi, who is currently awaiting the release of Miruthan said, "All the best to the entire team of Aranmanai 2. Lots of love and luck! @khushsundar @trishtrashers @ihansika @Actor_Siddharth."
Udhayanidhi Stalin, whose recently released Gethu is still running successfully at movie theatres posted, "All the v best @khushsundar @Actor_Siddharth @ihansika @trishtrashers @ThenandalFilms nd #Aranmanai 2 team for a great success."
Vikram Prabhu @iamVikramPrabhu
Actor Vikram Prabhu, who is awaiting the release of his upcoming flick Wagah said, "Wishing @khushsundar @trishtrashers @ihansika @Actor_Siddharth @sooriofficial @hiphoptamizha & entire team for the release of #Aranmanai 2."
Actor and Singer Krish posted on his official social media page, "Anna & Anni Wishing u both a great success #Aranmanai2 @khushsundar This pic was taken right after #Aranmanai 😉"
Siddharth, who plays the lead in Aranmanai 2 said, "#Blockbuster #Smash report for our #Aranmanai2 #SundarC in top gear. Thank you for the the response! Watch in cinemas with your #family #Win."
Dhananjayan Govind @Dhananjayang
Producer and writer Dhananjayan Govind, who won the National Film Award for Best Book on Cinema for writing 'Pride of Tamil Cinema' wrote, "All the best @khushsundar mam, Sundar C sir, @Actor_Siddharth @trishtrashers @ihansika to rock box office with #Aranmanai2."
VJ MANIMEGALAI @Manivj07
Video jockey (VJ) Manimegalai said, "#ve vibes for #Aranmanai2 !! Wishing ur team a grand success mam @khushsundar 💐 will be watching it with family just for sundar c sir 😊"
Sreedhar Pillai @sri50
Well known columnist and entertainment industry tracker Sreedhar Pillai, posted on his Twitter page, "#Aranmanai2 , horror comedy multi- starrer releasing today 355 screens in TN. Terrific advance booking, big screens.
The palatial house they live in is apparently haunted and the evil spirit succeeds in scaring everyone residing in it. This, until Sundar C arrives to throw a light on who the evil spirit really is.
We are then taken back in time to know more about the ghost in its human form. The rest of the story revolves around finding who the ghost is and the means to drive it away from the troubled family.
While Trisha's glamorous side takes over the actress in her, Hansika on the other side is brilliant to watch. Perhaps, performing in a horror flick comes naturally to her?
Siddharth is wasted in the movie. The actor's choice of film is poor and pretty much evident in Aranmanai 2. Poonam Bajwa, with her subtle expressions manages to impress, though her character is clichéd.
While Sundar C's role looks shoved, the bright spot in the performance department comes from the movie's face savers, played by Kovai Sarala, Manobala and to an extent Soori, for comedy sequence (specially in the second half) is the only thing Sundar C seems to have got right in this flick.
Aranmanai 2 is technically poor. Barring the second half, which is a touch pacier, everything else looks below par in the technical department.
Be it the outdated visual effects (VFX) or the formulaic flashback portion, everything about Aranmanai 2 looks bygone and tiring.
Apart from a few songs, 'Hip Hop Tamizha' Aadhi's music comes across as a shocker. His background score though elevates certain scenes, despite being a touch too loud at places.
Cinematography by UK Senthil Kumar is probably the weakest link amongst everything. Yes, he has managed to capture the natural beauty of a village, but has he managed to spook you with his angles? Perhaps no.
Aranmanai 2 may work largely because of its second half and comical portions, but isn't it high time our directors avoid lacklustre movies in the name of horror-comedy?