Banner: Vishal Film Factory
Producer: Akshay Jayantilal Gada, Dhaval Jayantilal Gada, Jayantilal Gada, Vishal
Music: Yuvan Shankar Raja
Casting: Vishal, Raj Kiran, Keerthi Suresh,Varalakshmi Sarath Kumar and others
Raja Reddy (Rajkiran),decides to end the seven year old faction war in the seven villages in Kadapa by performing a weeklong festival and talks with all heads. Even his rivals who are baying for his blood, especially Bhavani (Varalakshmi Sarath Kumar), who has been baying for his blood, vow to support the good cause.
However into three days of the festival, murderous attack happen on Raja Reddy and the onus of maintaining peace and completing the festival falls on his son, Balu (Vishal),foreign returned and who has been happily enjoying with his new found love Charumathi (Keerthi Suresh) in the village.
To find out how he dealt with the tricky situation, enjoy Pandem Kodi 2 on screen.
Vishal performed in the role tailor made for him. He attracted with his screen presence as a responsible son, peace maker and taking on the rivals when situation demanded and at the same time enjoying romance with his lady love. He showed variations in his expressions bringing him different emotions.
Keerthi Suresh did a bubbly village girl role. She stunned all with her cute expressions and energetic dances. She attracted with her looks and massy dance movements.
Rajkiran made his presence felt as the father figure. He performed well throughout in a subtle manner. Though Varalakshmi Sarathkumar performed well as a villain and stuns with her stunts in the climax, her role is not elevated properly. Others like Ganja Karuppu, Ramdas performed according to their roles.
Yuvan Shankar Raja elevated the scenes with his thumping background score. He came with mass beats to attract masses. However most of the songs acted as speed breakers.
KL.Praveen could have chopped many scenes which dragged the film using his editing scissors. Sakthivel's cinematography beautified the film with village atmosphere.
Lingusamy could have added few more twists and turns and action scenes by elevating the villain's role for better impact. Production values are good.
Story, Screenplay, Direction
Lingusamy decided to entertain masses with action flick and came with the sequel for his hit film Pandem Kodi. However unlike Pandem Kodi which had entertainment and action elements in equal number, Pandem Kodi 2 lacked both of them. Instead it turned out to be more preachy and the routine story, predictable narration, screenplay and direction ended up testing the patience of the viewers.
Lingusamy instead of concentrating on elevating the heroism of Vishal and also the conflict between Vishal and Varalakshmi Sarathkumar, concentrated more on a guy whom Vishal should save. This deviated the focus from Vishal and mostly concentrated on the guy and the village ritual, turning it to be a documentary. To the top of it, preachy dialogues, sentiment scenes, with minimal action and entertainment, disappointed viewers.
Pandem Kodi 2 lacks real power.
Gallery, Pre Release Function Stills
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