Sruthi Ganapathy Raman
we all knew that the Tamil remake wasn’t going to be as restrained as Fazil’s Manichitrathazhu,a magnificent slow-burn horror piece.
P Vasu has taken Tamil cinema’s most complicated ghost and has made her…boring. Is Chandramukhi either a feminist Kannagi-esque heroine of modern times or a plain old ghost of our nightmares? The Chandramukhi of Kangana and Raghava’s sequel is neither.
Apart from its title card and Keeravani’s accompanying haunting note, nothing about the sequel reminds us of the collective horror we felt 15 years ago. And P Vasu tries his best to milk the best of his original work.
Some moments are framed exactly like the original — the tiny trio of windows that showed Saravanan, Senthil and Viswanathan, the true face of Ganga, returns.
This is the story we already know. Kangana Ranaut tries her best to lend heft to a complicated role which is underwritten to an extent that we didn’t know was possible.