Tamizh Padam 2 review: Sometimes, a good laugh is all you need to make your day
A compilation of troll worthy moments which audiences were subjected to, in the last eight years
Thursday 12 July 2018
Tamizh Padam 2
Shiva, Sathish, Ishwarya, Disha, Kalairani
Director CS Amudhan and Shiva had the guts to introduce spoof genre to Tamil cinema with their first collaboration Tamizh Padam in 2010. This hilarious combo is back with a sequel - a compilation of troll worthy moments which audiences were subjected to, in the last eight years.
The original version had restricted itself only to Tamil cinema but in part 2, Amudhan has gone international by making fun of epic scenes from classics like Forrest Gump, The Silence of the Lambs and Game of Thrones!
Shiva (Shiva) is no longer associated with the police department and leads a happy life with his grandmother and wife in his native village Cinemapatti but the government seeks his help to control a caste riot. Shiva comes to know that it is the underworld gangster P (Sathish) who is seeking revenge...so the cat and mouse game begins!
Watch the trailer here:
Also watch - deleted scene:
To be honest, the first half of the film seems too long with needless songs and few bland comedy scenes. As the original version was hilarious, we expect the film to be extremely funny from the word go but things starts falling into place in the second half. However, CS Amudhan has packed the film with continuous laugh-worthy moments including the funny item song of Kasthuri.
As usual, Shiva introduced as Agila Ulaga Superstar steals the show here with his straight face and smart one-liners. His comedy image and likable face is a big plus and he totally owns the film. Sathish too gets huge scope to make us laugh as P and he gets to sport multiple get ups. Iswarya Menon, who has multiple roles to play, looks not only cute but she has done her parts well.
The biggest strength of the film is that the writing and gags are ruthless which takes potshots at top stars like Rajinikanth, Ajith, Vijay, Suriya, Karthi, Vikram, Sivakarthikeyan, demonetisation, Sasikala to ADMK and BJP politicians. Amudhan's candid style of trolling stars and scenes from biggies in the past and one's to come (2point0) works well.
However the best scenes were the ones in which Simbu falls in love with Trisha (Vinnaithandi Varuvaaya), loosu ponnu heroines, the climax scene in Vivegam where Kajal Aggarwal sings a motivational song and gets killed, Suriya's Bodhi Dharman character in 7am Arivu, Baahubali scenes and Kamal Haasan’sThevar Magan.
(Sample this - Q: Don't you know the meaning of Vivegam?
A: Yes, it is doing exercise in Bulgaria :-) )
Amudhan also shows the heroes friends who are in their late 50's and early 60's as college students (Mano Bala, Santhana Bharathi and Soundarrajan) pokes fun at regular commercial elements in Tamil cinema like breaking into song 'n' dance in foreign locations, Intro song for hero and item songs for masses.
On the down side, the length of the film could have been lesser by 15 minutes and the historic flashback portions in the second half turns tiring. But on the whole, Tamizh Padam 2 is fun unlimited. We’ve become so accustomed to vulgarity in the name of humour that we’ve forgotten to appreciate clean comedies. Sometimes, a good laugh is all you need to make your day. Don’t miss this one.
Tamizh Padam 2 Verdict: Thumbs up for this laugh riot
Reactions from social media:
sridevi sreedhar @sridevisreedhar: #TamizhPadam2 Sometimes, a good laugh is all you need to make your day. Don’t miss this one.
@csamudhan @actorshiva @actorsathish @Ishmenon @sash041075 #TamizhPadam2review
Rajasekar @sekartweets: #TamizhPadam2 - @csamudhan and Agila Ulaga Superstar @actorshiva trolling international films too - Forrest Gump, The Silence of the Lambs anf Game of Thrones Khaleesi . Second half thoroughly enjoyable with Baahubali, Viswasam, Vedalam. Shiva has become eternal now!
Sreedhar Pillai @sri50: #ThamizhPadam2 A howlarious fun ride from @csamudhan who has spoofed almost the entire battalion of superstars and their memorable hits. @actorshiva is right at the epicentre of this laughathon & carries the show with @actorsathish playing the perfect foil. Enjoyable.
Sathish Kumar M @sathishmsk: #TamizhPadam2 First half - References of various actors & movies as expected. #Shiva manages to make audience laugh with mokkai comedy dialogues to some extent. @actorsathish gets excellent scope in the movie with various getups. #TP1 Songs & Screenplay was better.
Sidhu @sidhuwrites: #TamizhPadam2: 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. Entertainment guaranteed!