Verdict: Rides high on the humor quotient.
Sakthi Chidambaram’s Charlie Chaplin 2 is the sequel to his previous installment Charlie Chaplin but with a completely different plot altogether. The team has retained the heroes of the first movie – Prabhu Deva and Prabhu Ganesan – while Nikki Galrani and Adah Sharma join them in the new journey with meaty roles. The film also stars Aravind Akash, Vivek Prasanna, Ravi Mariya and Chandana Raj who add to the laughter quotient. Charlie Chaplin 2 is produced by T Siva under the banner Amma Creations with Soundararajan handling the cinematography and Amresh Ganesh taking care of the music department.
What’s Charlie Chaplin 2 About:
Thiru (Prabhu Deva) runs a matrimonial bureau that boasts of 99 successful marriages. As he is set for his 100th record, he meets Sara (Nikki Galrani), a social activist, and they fall in love. He later realizes that Sara is the daughter of Ramakrishnan (Prabhu Ganesan), who is an old acquaintance. As the families agree to get them married, Dubai Raja (Vivek Prasanna) – Thiru’s best friend – enters the scene and doubts Sara’s loyalty. Thiru learns about this through a message, which leads to misunderstandings between him and his fiancee a day before the wedding. Thus starts the humorous journey of confusion and humor. To make matters more complicated, another Saara (Adah Sharma) comes into the picture, turning this into a hilarious fiasco.
The comedy movie has every element – humor, sentiment, action, glamor – aptly placed. Prabhu Deva carries the entire film effortlessly on his shoulders. He has once again proven that he is not only an amazing dancer but a good actor too. Nikki Galrani gets a very noticeable role, while Adah adds a fresh to watch out for with her impressive performance. Prabhu Ganesan, Vivek Prasanna, Aravind Akash, and Ravi Mariya contribute to the frequent laughs as well.
Amresh Ganesh’s music in the film is fresh and catchy. Chinna Machan, sung by Vijay TV Super Singer winners Senthil and Rajalekshmi, has already gone viral. Sakthi Chidambaram manages to pull off another comedy movie without making us bored for even one bit.
What Could’ve Been Better:
The film is meant for entertainment and best watched with logic kept aside. The characters’ lip movements don’t sync with the dialogues, especially in the case of Nikki Galrani. The director could also have avoided sexist and body shaming jokes in the narrative. There are times that the film reminds you of Priyadarshan‘s comedies from the past, especially in the hotel scenes.
Why You Should Watch:
Charlie Chaplin 2 is a fun dhamaka. In fact, it is one of the best comedy movies you can watch so far this year.