Pichaikkaran 2 Review – Loud and over the top but the pacy narration helps!
If you are interested about the plot, it is about what happens when a good hearted but poor man gets his hands on a lot of money through impersonation. He does what Rajni did in Shivaji or to be honest, a lot more. What Siva did in the Sooravali song from Thamizh Padam would be a better comparison.
Personally, Pichaikkaran 2 was an easy watch because as I said earlier, the pacing is such. I honestly did not mind the film and if you are in the mood for some guilty pleasure, probably you wouldn’t to. But when the film goes into the message zone, the portrayal of poverty and the poor with ample melodrama leaves a lot to be desired. The film coins a term ‘Bikili’ for rich men who exploit the poor. I was wondering if the film itself ended up behaving like a ‘Bikili’ at times.
Forget finesse in presentation and performances. In fact, the amateur VFX is right on your face, the entire time. Pichaikkaran 2 is a loud and over the top film that tries to play to the gallery. The point is that you can play to the gallery with finesse as well. But given that Pichaikkaran 2 isn’t aspiring for that, it probably comes close to what it intended to.