Verdict: Kamal Haasan renders you speechless with his performance in this spy-thriller.

Written and directed by Kamal Haasan, Vishwaroopam is the sequel to a film that stirred up political controversies moments after its release. In Vishwaroopam 2, the three protagonists are being played by Kamal Haasan, Pooja Kumar, and Andrea Jeremiah while the antagonist is being played by Rahul Bose. The cast also features Shekhar Kapur, Jaideep Ahlawat and Waheeda Rehman in prominent roles.

What’s Vishwaroopam 2 About:

A sequel to the events from Vishwaroopam, this film showcases the story of an Indian soldier and a RAW agent Wizam Ahmed Kashmiri (Kamal Haasan) and his quest to eliminate an Al Qaeda terrorist leader Omar Quereshi (Rahul Bose). The film explains his motive as a spy dispatched by the Indian intelligence to gather secret data about the whereabouts and the motives behind the notorious terrorist group, Al Qaeda.

As opposed to Vishwaroopam 1, this film completely focuses on Wizam’s stint with the military and his relationship with his wife Dr. Nirupama (Pooja Kumar). Although Nirupama is not a RAW Agent, she is a  courageous lady as she dives deep into the ocean of Sheerness to locate and neutralize a 1500 ton explosive. An array of unfortunate events leads to circumstances where it’s on Wizam to save numerous lives.

What Works:

Vishwaroopam 2 showcases Kamal Haasan’s artistic side of his well-aged acting career. The action scenes accompanied by explosions and a suspense-filled plot that keeps the audience on the edge of their seats. Rahul Bose portrays his superior acting skills with great exuberance while Pooja Kumar and Waheeda Rehman instill a sense of calmness to the action-packed story-line.

What Could Have Been Better:

We would have liked to see more details about the transitions between the past and present life of Wizam. A few action sequences seem exaggerated.

Why You Should Watch:

Vishwaroopam 2 tells the story of how an innocent person can be shaped into a monster if they’re exposed to powerful men with criminal motives. There is no hate portrayed in this film and it showcases the courage and bravery of our soldiers in their line of duty. Although this movie focuses on delicate topics on current affairs and national threats, it portrays no hate towards any groups. If you enjoy spy-thrillers like the Mission Impossible franchise, this film is definitely for you.