The Return of Chandramukhi
More than a decade after the success of Chandramukhi, we’re back in the ghostly corridors of Vettaiya’s palace with Chandramukhi 2. The anticipation is high, but does it deliver?
Twists and Haunts
Radhika Sarathkumar’s family lands near Vettaiya’s palace hoping for blessings, but there’s an unwelcome guest: Chandramukhi’s spirit. As they peel back layers of mystery, danger creeps closer.
The Bright Spots
Kangana Ranaut is magnetic as Chandramukhi, bringing every scene to life. Lawrence is a force to reckon with, especially in a nail-biting action sequence. Their combined intensity is a treat.
For a horror flick, Chandramukhi 2 stumbles with a dearth of scares. The comedy, a highlight in the original, seems misplaced here. Vadivelu’s humor feels rehearsed, diluting the eerie vibe.
Behind the Scenes
While the music sets a haunting ambiance, the storyline needed tighter editing and more suspense. The director had a golden chance to elevate the horror, but it’s surprisingly toned down.
The Climaxahh Verdict
Chandramukhi 2 may have its moments of brilliance thanks to Kangana and Lawrence, but it doesn’t fully capture the essence of what made the original a legend. The film is dragged down by patchy comedy, a slackened pace, and an understated horror element. While we commend the effort and a few sparkling performances, it lacks the consistent thrill and fear factor we craved.
For not living up to the gold standard of its predecessor and missing the mark in key horror elements, we feel compelled to give Chandramukhi 2 a rating of 1.5 Stars.