Victory 2 Review: A sequel that offers four times the entertainment
Director Hari Santhosh and actor Sharan have come up with a sequel that has humour, romance and action in all the right proportions
Much like his 2013 film Victory, comedian-turned-actor Sharan strikes the right chords once again with Victory 2. The film's strengths are its story and the performances. Director Hari Santhosh has come up with a sequel that has humour, romance and action in all the right proportions.
Although we expected a dual role from Sharan, the makers seem to have thought ‘more the merrier’ and have him playing a couple of extra roles for good measure. The sequel takes off from the point where Priya (Asmita Sood) had a tiff with Chandru (Sharan) just after getting married, and leaves to her father’s house before they consummate the marriage. Chandru goes all the way to gain his wife's faith, which impresses Priya and she comes back to live with her husband. A call from a stranger disturbs their first night and Chandru goes out looking for him.
On the other end, there is Munna and his friend known as Moms (Ravi Shankar), who is just out of jail. The thieves are figuring out their next target. They enter a bungalow where the residents are looking for Iyengar cooks, and disguise themselves as women to land the job. Munna is in love with Nandhini (Apoorva), who is a doctor, but is not in a position to express it.
Chandru and Munna accidentally meet a don, Dawood Hussain (Nasser), who takes advantage of Chandru’s resemblance to his son, Saleem (Sharan), who is in jail. The roller-coaster ride begins when Chandru lands in the jail, while Saleem is set free. How Munna seeks the help of Sadhu Gowda (Sadhu Kokila) to get his brother, Chandru, out from jail, and the reaction of Saleem when he gets to know that Chandru and Munna are his brothers, makes for an interesting narrative. The story further builds up when Richie comes into the picture. How the four brothers are separated and their flashback is the crux of the film, which builds up to a hilarious climax. The only drawback is when the film goes into flashback mode in the second half .
Sharan’s physical transformation to get into the role of a woman are to be applauded, and his portrayal of the four characters is commendable. Ravi Shankar, known for his villainous roles, is outstanding as a comedian, and we wish he had more screen space. Sadhu Kokila too adds his dose of humour. The comic timing of the trio clicks well. However, Nasser as the villain is only mediocre. Both Asmita Sood and Apoorva get reasonable screen space, while Tabla Nani, Kalyani, and Aruna Balraj provide good support.
After giving us the hit number Khali Quarter in Victory, Arjun Janya proves his consistency with some peppy numbers in the sequel, especially Naan Manege Hogodilla written by Yogaraj Bhat, which is topping the charts.
If you don’t go looking for logic, you are sure to enjoy this laugh-riot.