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  • ...despite having some genuinely good moments, the film tries to put forth a little too much, a little too quickly.

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  • Somehow, the actor has been overshadowed of late by his (Kamal Hassan) self-indulgent filmmaker avatar. He does everything right in the film as an actor but we're still left with an unsatisfied appetite as we walk out of the theatre...

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  • ...is a passable spy action thriller if you choose not to remember the genius of Kamal Haasan before Vishwaroop and Papanasam happened, though the movie tries to make you remember the original and how great an actor Kamal Haasan is.

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  • That indubitably is Kamal directing the film as a director and not filmmaker. We can see the savvy politician Kamal is doing great onscreen. Wisam, unfortunately, is lost in the back ground.

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  • The thespian in him is missing from a movie littered with ordinary performances. Only Rahul Bose’s hoarse-voiced Omar provides the campiness that could have salvaged the movie from its dire sense of self-importance.

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  • The first part of this film had shocking twists such as the drastic transformation of an effeminate Kathak teacher who was a closet Bond tailing terrorists. This one is a watered-down version that barely draws on the veteran actor’s many talents and scripts its own demise.

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  • There's no questioning that he is one of the most powerful screen performers we have today but he simply isn't cut out at this age for a film so nauseatingly high on action. When the lead actor himself looks a misfit in the film, you know it's not going to be a smooth-ride. 

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  • An auteur, who is 'half-made,' is only as good as a politician and Vishwaroop 2, eerily enough, feels like a movie made by a politician -- with one-upmanship, quick fixes, and self-memorialisation aplenty.

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  • A not-exactly-needed sequel, but a solid delivery mechanism for Kamal-isms.

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  • One can easily sense that there's a problem when a film, touted to be an espionage thriller, has no thrills.

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  • The film has too many tracks and the narration and execution is flawed and weak.

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  • ...even though this is an action film, it takes effort to stay awake through totally implausible things happening on the screen. And for a Kamal Haasan fan, a huge disappointment to acknowledge that vanity overtook his talent.

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  • ...even he (Kamal Hassan) can’t rise above the shockingly inept script, which he rescues only in a few places, when his trademark intelligent, wry self-awareness manages to kick in. The rest can be safely ignored.

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  • Haasan has full control over Vishwaroop II – he’s the writer, director, co-producer and star – and yet it keeps getting away from him. The film never settles into a satisfying rhythm: irrelevant scenes are stretched beyond reason and important ones are rushed through.

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  • Apart from the shock value of the extreme violence it features and a vital statement about fundamentalism-versus-education, Vishwaroop II has nothing new to offer. It is a scar on Haasan’s filmography and a dead bore.

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  • It repeatedly fires blanks - noisy but of no use. Has a movie sequel ever been so pointless?

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  • Audiences would wish that like her character they too could forget majority of Vishwaroop 2 which is several notches low on entertainment than its average predecessor.

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  • Add that to particularly tacky production design and uninspiring visuals, you realise that it’s easy for someone to mistake the first part as the newer film. By the end of Vishwaroopam 2, we’ve seen so many bombs being planted, only for them to be defused. What’s another 100 more?

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  • ...I fail to understand how a brilliant actor like Haasan (who can forget him in Nayagan, for instance) could slip into such a shoddy, convoluted sequel, which fails to put its point across.

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  • Awkward. Shoddy. Disjointed.

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  • ...it’s an education to come across a film so badly written, acted and directed.

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