Goli Soda 2 Movie Review
|Producer||N. Linguswamy (Presenter)|
N. Subash Chandrabose
|Music||songs: S. N. Arunagiri|
Score: Anoop Seelin
|Production company||Rough Note|
|Running Time||130 mins|
|Release Date||14th June 2018|
Cinematographer turned filmmaker Vijay Milton offered a much power-pumping action thriller ‘Goli Soda’. The film had its raciness throughout its duration and took audiences by complete engrossment. Much in all likelihood, he is back with ‘Goli Soda 2’, which encompasses a similar theme of ordinary people facing inevitable problem. This time, the protagonists are childhood paisanos, but reside in the same neighborhood. But they are indirectly connected through a common friend Natesan (Samuthirakani), an aged ex-constable.
Siva (Vinod) is an auto driver famous for his unique qualities of entrepreneurship and aspires to achieve big, Maaran (Bharath Seeni) has been a henchman to a don Thuraimugam Thillai (Chemban Vinod Jose) and is on the verge of leaving him for his girlfriend Inba (Subiksha) and then Oli (Esaki Bharath), a vigorous wannabe basketball player in love with Madhi (Krisha Kurup). All these characters face a hazardous situation in their lives imparted by bigwigs and how they bounce upon each other to tackle the odds forms basic premise.
As mentioned earlier, Vijay Milton seems to be smug-bitten by the success and good reception of his previous films like Goli Soda and Kadugu has opted for a racy narration. Well, the first hour keeps itself so much impactful as its swifts faster towards intermission. But in contrast, the second hour keeps encircled by the same premise and it staggers in many places. It looks like the director should have kept a particular couple of scenes as the major element and apparently, wrote the other portions revolving around it. Of course, as the interrogation from Gautham Vasudev Menon happens with Samuthirakani, it’s same as the audiences’ question – Where are those three people? The action choreography are extraordinary and very well shot by Vijay Milton. There are few cute moments in romance episodes, especially between Bharath Seeni and Subiksha. It would have been a better impact if he had tried emphasising the same with more establishments between the other lead actors too.
Getting on with the performance, it’s Samuthirakani seen throughout the film with his time worn role of being a helpful aide with preaching elements. Gautham Vasudev Menon with his special cameo steals our attention. Bharath Seeni has improvised a lot over his performance from his previous film ‘Kadugu’. Subiksha on her part breathes more life into her characterization. Krisha Kurup is commendable, Esaki Bharath showcases more emotions. Chemban Vinod Jose as known by tremendous actor in Malayalam movies appears in an usual villain role. Maybe, a good dubbing artist and much more scope for him to perform would have made a good difference.
The song ‘Pondatti’ and background score by Achu deserves special mention. The editing transitions with unwanted jarring cuts and bridging shots could have been avoided.
Goli Soda Movie Review
- Our Rating
Verdict: Racy first half followed by dragging second hour offers a middling experience