CHENNAIYIL ORU NAAL -2


Produced by-Kalpataru Pictures

Written and Directed by-JPR

Cast-Sarath Kumar, Munishkanth, Napolean, Suhasini Manirathnam, Rajasimhan and others

Censor Rating-U/A

Running Time-101 minutes

Rating-**1/2

The intentions of JPR, who has scripted and wielded this suspense filled whodunit kind of thriller may have been good but as far as the execution of his ideas are concerned, one can only hope that he could have possibly exercised a better control over the screenplay!

Sarath Kumar makes a comeback after a long gap but somehow or the other, one gets a feeling that he looks a bit too tired and that spark is missing! Maybe the beard that he sports has made him appear a bit dull too!

Suhasini Manirathnam and Napolean lead us to expect more from them but unfortunately, that is not to be!

Sarath Kumar is Pandian who has just been transferred to Coimbatore and even when he arrives to take charge a case is already awaiting his arrival!

Munishkanth playing Sarath’s aid does manage to mark his presence unlike most of the others in the main as well as the supporting cast!

Pandian takes up the case of a mysterious poster pasted across the walls of the city of Coimbatore the content of which raises a question- will the death of Angel be today or tomorrow! Angel is one person whose credentials are not known!

A mysterious letter signed by Angel reaches Pandian’s adopted daughter who has been engaged to be married! 

As the investigation gets moving, more of suspense sets in as the girl in question Angel gets killed within the confines of an asylum!

The moment it is known that the film is based on a crime novel by Rajesh Kumar, expectations soar high! But it appears that much has been lost in getting the crux of the plot plotted on the big screen!

Vijay Deepak, the cinematographer has done a neat job especially while playing with light and shadow in the crucial scenes but the same cannot be said of Jakes Bejoy, the composer of Dhuruvangal Pathinaru!

Excepting for a few scenes that have been shot at Chennai, the screenplay happens at Coimbatore; then why this title?


Perhaps, the makers wanted to cash in on the success of ‘Chennaiyil Oru Naal’ in which Sarath Kumar had cut a neat cameo!

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