Kamal Haasan’s espionage thriller ‘Vishwaroopam 2’ has more than what meets the eye

After several controversies, financial issues, the Kamal Haasan’s Vishwaroopam 2 is all set for a grand release on August 10, this year. The film, releasing in Tamil, Telugu and Hindi, gets a prime Independence Day weekend with virtually no opposition. With all the buzz going around, we gathered a bunch of elements that make this film a must watch.

Other than the lead role, the action-spy thriller is written, directed and co-produced by Kamal Haasan himself. The first part was banned in Tamil Nadu by then Chief Minister Jayalalithaa, but five years down the line, the scenario has totally changed. Jayalalithaa is no more. And, Kamal Haasan has launched his own political party, hence no punchlines on the topic. It seems to be quite a boon for the film since the film is an espionage thriller with a lot of stunt scenes, a genre loved by Hassan. The actor will be seen performing several action sequences including one underwater as well.

According to reports, Vishwaroopam 2 will be a sequel and a prequel to the first part. The storyline will revolve around the back story of Kamal’s character Major Wisam Ahmad Kashmiri and delve into his life as a RAW agent, keeping the space open for a part three.

The 63-year-old is going all out to promote the film and even took part in Salman Khan’s reality game show Dus Ka Dum since his own show Bigg Boss 2 in Tamil on Vijay TV has not been that impressive.

Vishwaroopam 2’s song Naannaagiya Nadhimmlamae portrays the warmth of a mother-son relationship and has faint similarities to Unnai Kannadhu Njaan from the first film. Kaushiki Chakraborty’s melodious voice renders the mother’s response to Kamal Haasan’s verse. The song has Waheeda Rahman gracing the silver screen after a long gap.

The film’s trailer launch was itself a big deal as the Hindi version had a digital launch by Aamir Khan while the Telugu version was launched by Jr NTR and finally the Tamil version by Kamal’s daughter Shruti Hassan.

Apart from Kamal, film stars Andrea, Pooja Kumar, Rahul Bose and Shekhar Kapoor in key roles and has music by Ghibran. The film, censored with a UA certificate, is said to have a crisp running time of 120 minutes.

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