Verdict Maari 2 has the right dosage of mass & fun elements and at the same time, it gives due importance to emotional aspects as well. The Dhanush starrer has definitely turned out to be a film that is worth a watch.
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The film also has a well-written female lead character in the form of Araathu Anandhi (Sai Pallavi), an intrepid auto driver who pines for Maari. It is a winsome character and Sai Pallavi’s performance is just right.
Balaji Mohan also shows that it is possible for masala movies to have a female lead who is not a loosu ponnu but a massu ponnu.
The reason we love Maari is because of his playfulness, not because he is like the caring husband from Thangamagan.
Maari is best known for his comical comrades Sanikezhamai (Robo Shankar) and Adithaangi (Vinoth). They light up the screens as well as they did in the first part. The first half could seem largely engaging in the scenes that involve them, Maari and Anandhi. Robo Shankar deserves a special mention for his witty one-liners that work very well!
Verdict: Maari 2 is a typical mass masala film that can be watched for Dhanush and the extra emotional quotient
Though Dhanush is the show stealer with his trademark Maari swag and amazing screen presence, Sai Pallavi is a revelation here. Her audacious Chennai slang, brilliant dance moves, and tremendous performance in the emotional sequences lift the film.
Maari 2, may work for its target audiences.