Starring: Vijay Antony, Kavya Thapar, Yogi Babu, Radha Ravi, YG Mahendran, Mansoor Ali Khan, Hareesh Peradi, John Vijay and Dev Gill
Director: Vijay Antony
Producers: Fatima Vijay Antony
Music Director: Vijay Antony
Cinematography: Om Narayan
Editor: Vijay Antony
Release Date : May 19, 2023
Bichagadu is a film that was a rage. After a gap of many years, Vijay Anthony is back with Bichagadu 2. The film has been released today and, read our review to find out if the film has any juice in it or not.
Vijay Anthony’s Bichagadu 2 Review
Vijay Gurumurthy(Vijay Anthony) is a multimillionaire who has endless money. On the other hand, Satya(Vijay Anthony) is a beggar with a past in jail. In a tragic turnaround of events, Satya gets into the place of Vijay. He takes this as an opportunity to make money and also find his lost sister. What happened to the billionaire Vijay? How will the lookalikes issue get solved? and how will Satya complete his mission? That forms the story.
Vijay Anthony has done two roles in this film and he is amazing. He as a billionaire is stylish and exudes stylish body language. On the other hand, he as a beggar, he does well and brings the Bichagadu memories to us in a good way. Kavya Thapar plays the female lead and she is very good. The only issue is that she did not get much screen time.
Starting 20 minutes
Vijay Anthoney’s performance
Lack of proper execution
Slow second half
Overdose of emotions
Bichagadu was a big hit at the box office. So, Vijay Anthony who played the main lead has now written, directed, acted, and even composed music for the sequel. Technically, it is not a sequel of sorts. While the brain transfer issue and how the film starts and the core concept is unleashed are very good. In a way, the first twenty minutes of the film are amazing and provide freshness to the proceedings.
Things start becoming dull when the flashback portions of Satya come into the foray. The manner in which the scenes are added for no reason derails the flow of the film. Vijay Anthony directed this film and his narration is a bit naive as he could not show much grip on both the worlds created. He tried to be over dramatic but the overdose of emotions is boring.
The interval bang is brought out in a decent manner but from there, the film goes downhill. The manner in which the story takes so many turns bores the audience. The intrigue factor is missing in Bichagadu 2. Vijay Anthony’s music is very disappointing as not one song makes a difference. However, the production values of the film are top-notch. The camerawork, VFX, and BGM are also decent.
Bichagadu 2 suffers from the uneven narration. While the film starts on a very positive note, the rest of the proceedings are ordinary. The film will take time for you to grow but by then, it is too late and disappoints the audience.
Bottom Line- Fails to live up to the hye