Cast: Shiva, Aishwarya Menon, Disha Pandey, Sathish, Santhana Bharathi, Manobala, R Sundarrajan & others
Cinematography: Gopi Amarnath
Editing: TS Suresh
Stunts: Dhilip Subbarayan
Produced by: S Sashikanth
Written & Directed by: CS Amudhan
Banner: Y Not Studios
Distribution: Trident Arts
Release Date: 12-07-2018
Run Time: 02:25:00
Spoof films are a rarity in this part of the world, and the reason is because a normal thinking mind wouldn’t do the right way invariably. It’s a tightrope walk between being hurtful and being funny, and that’s something tough to do. However, CS Amudhan mostly gets his job done right in Tamizh Padam’s sequel, released across the globe today.
Line after line, the film flushes in dialogues, situations and scenes from many of our favorite movies, much to the fact that we might miss out some of the tricks laughing for the others. Keeping a cop – killer story as the backdrop, Amudhan packs in a decent plot for the film that makes enough space for all the troll. Much respect to him, for doing it without hurting anybody or adhering vulgarity. While a good first half is diluted by the songs and a tepid romance track, everything gets back on song in the second half – where the film gets onto another level of entertainment.
Shiva’s comic timing is a huge advantage to the film. Be it is his simple mannerisms, talking dialogues with a straight face or his expressions during fight scenes – it evokes instant laughter. Heroine Ishwarya Menon is a sure negative, and her scenes with Shiva go on and off, but what helps the film is Sathish’s role – coming in 15 getups and an intent of its own.
Technically, the film is functional with neat cinematography and editing. With so many gags in the list, it looks like the team concentrated on that alone and nothing much otherwise.
Toting up, Tamizh Padam2 is a punchy stress buster. CS Amudhan tackles a variety of films, people and politics to arrange a sequel that’s not as laugh-a-minute as the first, but still brings up a truck of laughs. The Shiva – Sathish faceoff is filled with fun all through, taking a free hand on all the memorable movies of Kollywood and beyond.