Kalakalappu 2 Review
Plot has always been a clothes-hanger for Sundar C to string his comedy sequences and that is the case in Kalakalappu 2, too. After establishing the core plot, he keeps introducing newer sub-plots and newer characters.
The actor's role is the equivalent of Santhanam's star turn in the first film, and Shiva is in good form.
A major part of the comedy scenes in first half doesn't exactly bring in the intended laughter. There's no substantial content, even for the humour, which doesn't connect with the audience. However, this issue gets corrected post interval and the second half has quite a handful of funny rib-tickling scenes.
On the whole, serious moviegoers might feel the lack of completeness. However, for the family audiences and kids, it will be satisfying watch for its high dosage of comedy.
There is absolutely no connect with the first part, but the flavour and treatment is the same, much like Sundar C’s earlier mass comedies. All these actors have only one goal: provide as much laughter as possible with their expression and dialogues.
Sundar C’s Kalakalappu is now a franchise like Rohit Shetty’s Golmaal series, as part 2 ends with a promise of a part 3. More fun in the future with a brand new star cast.
The first half just about saunters, but the second half redeems things a bit. There are a few laughs here and there – the ones set in Karaikudi, for instance – but they are far and few in between.
Sundar C comic caper, but the romantic portions (there are four of them – involving Jiiva, Jai, Satish and Shiva) are incredulous.
Essentially, all elements of Kalakalapu are present in this sequel as well. A legacy institution that is in ruin, two men with financial problems, a dog that steals things, a moneylender who is conveniently used as a pawn, a heroine who is a public official and a family that doesn’t accept the relationship.
Chaos has been Sundar.C’s forte. The director has been very good in handling chaotic scripts in the past where the plot continuously moves back and forth, ending in a high-activity climax.
All the characters are all cool, light and easy. So cool in fact, that they sometimes come off looking silly. Silliness aside, Kalakalappu-2 is a refreshing film because of Hip Hop Aadhi's peppy songs, the colourful picturisation and Kasi locations.
Technically, colorful frames of UK Senthilkumar and Kasi backdrop give the vibrant feel to the film. Kalakalappu 2 scores primarily because it takes you to a happy zone.