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Times of India
Cinematographer Raghava who is scared of ghosts and darkness ends up accompanying Nandini, the girl he fancies, to shoot a reality show about a fake haunted house. As luck would have it, the house ends up being actually haunted and there's more than just adventure that awaits them.
This is the remake of the Tamil film Kanchana 2 by
Lawrence. This film is a horror comedy, with ample masala to woo the front benchers. Director R Anantha Raju has remained faithful to the original, of course with a generous garnish of Upendra's signature style of dialogues and mannerisms.
The film is entertaining in the traditional sense of the word, as it manages to evoke both laughter and fright in equal bits through the story. While the mandatory spooky introduction sequence seems to give a wobbly foundation, what follows from there is enough to keep the viewers hooked. The climax fight sequence could have been handled better in terms of
, but it seems to generate all the necessary excitement that the mass audiences demand.
The film has
in top form. With two roles, one as the
and the other as the daring Jade Shiva, he has enough to woo his fans.
, shows a lot of promise and holds her own in the crucial scenes in the second half.
Mani, despite lesser screen time, is entertaining and proves why she is the powerhouse performer that everyone vouches for. The comic ensemble of
play to the gallery.
The songs are a treat for the
fans, with one of them featuring lyrics that allude to all his film titles in a song. This film sees
giving fans what they expect out of his films -- trademark
and lots of entertainment. Go watch it if you like films that offer that.
Kalpana 2 is entertaining in the traditional sense of the word, as it manages to evoke both laughter and fright in equal bits through the story. Upendra giving fans what they expect out of his films -- trademark dialogues and lots of entertainment.
The film is set in the background of the caste cauldron the movie establishes how deeply the caste sentiments run even within our law enforcement systems, through a police station scene, where someone is let free owing to his community. It is also one of those young-love-against-the-system films, but the focus is not solely on the couple''''s attempts to brave the institutions, but a lot more.