In 2005, when P Vasu’s Chandramukhi hit screens, horror comedies were novel to Tamil cinema, and with the film marking the return of Superstar Rajinikanth after a three-year sabbatical, it had a lot going for it. Now, 17 years later, horror comedy as a genre has almost reached its saturation point. And this sequel is led by Raghava Lawrence, who built his stardom with another horror comedy franchise – the Kanchana films! It is available in all the ott platforms such as netflix, amazon prime and so.on.

Chandramukhi 2 is a 2023 Indian Tamil-language horror comedy film directed by P. Vasu and produced by Kalaipuli S. Thanu under the banner of Sun Pictures. The film stars Raghava Lawrence, Kangana Ranaut, Vadivelu, Radikaa Sarathkumar, Lakshmi Menon, Mahima Nambiar, and Shruti Dange. Chandramukhi 2 is the long-awaited sequel to the 2005 blockbuster Chandramukhi, which starred Superstar Rajinikanth in the lead role.

Ranganayaki, the matriarch of a wealthy family, navigates through a series of misfortunes alongside her family members. Her household includes her elder brother Suresh Menon, his son Ravi Mariya with his family, her younger brother Vignesh and his family. She also has 4 daughters out of which Gayathri, Priya & Divya live with her. The family faces a major setback when her elder daughter elopes and is later tragically killed in a plane crash along with her spouse. Further calamities include a mysterious fire at the family’s factory and Divya getting paralyzed in a car accident, which postpones her engagement.

Seeking solutions, they are told that the accidents are because of their ‘Kuldevi’ being upset beacuse of their negligence so they make a plan to go and worship their devi Durga and book a banglow nearby.

The bungalow is haunted by the tragic love story of Vettaiyan Raja and Chandramukhi. In this part, the story focuses on Chandramukhi and Vettaiyan’s revenge story, and the new residents must find a way to break it before it’s too late.

Delving into the past, Guruji learns from a sage about the bitter enmity between Vettaiyan and Chandramukhi. Sengottaiyan, who was a commander in King Vettaiyan’s army, had conquered the Vijayanagara Kingdom and was smitten by a dancer named Chandramukhi, whom he forcibly took to Vettaiyapuram. When King Vettaiyan too becomes enamored with Chandramukhi’s beauty, it ignites a confrontation between him and Sengottaiyan, resulting in Vettaiyan’s beheading. Subsequently, Sengottaiyan proclaims himself as king, adopting the name Vettaiyan. Despite her pleas about her love for Gunasekaran, Vettaiyan keeps Chandramukhi captive. In a tragic event, Gunasekhar is beheaded by Vettaiyan and Chandramukhi is burnt alive. However, she returns as a vengeful ghost, tormenting Vettaiyan to the point of despair. Unable to bear the torment, Vettaiyan retreats to his secret room, eventually meeting his end through a fatal snake bite. Through the sage, Pandiyan learns that he became possessed by Vettaiyan after sitting on his throne.

Later, they somehow manages to make both the ghosts to peace but in the process, Rudra, the guru of vettaiyan was killed.

But the film doesn’t have the thrilling moments one expects from a horror flick. The silly comedy and the first half are the main drawbacks. Chandramukhi 2 isn’t a bad film and at the same time, it isn’t a memorable one like the first part. Hence it will end up being a just okay watch. Hence the ratings are also not good. As Chandramukhi 2 scored 2.7 out of 10 on IMDb.2.5/5The Times of IndiaChandramukhi 2 got a 2.5 stars review on The Times of India.1.5/5India TodayChandramukhi 2 got a 1.5 stars review on India Today and 64% liked this film according to the google users.

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