Avunu 2

2.5/5
| | 2015-04-03
CAST

Poorna, Harshavardhan Rane and Others

Director - Ravi Babu
Producer - Suresh
Banner - Suresh Productions
Music - Sekhar Chandra

Avunu 2 is a true sequel to acclaimed horror film Avunu directed by Ravi Babu. Let's see if Ravi Babu could spook us yet again with the same team.

What is it about?

Mohini (Poorna) and Harsha (Harshavardhan) shifts to a new flat far away from that haunted house. However Captain Raju's spirit doesn't give up that easily. The spirit follows them into their new flat and this story is about how Mohini saves herself from the attempts of it.

Performances:


Poorna is particularly impressive in the climax scenes. She has shown the fear and anxiety in her face. Harsha is also good in the penultimate scene. Both of them have done good work as actors to keep the audience interested. Nikhita has an important role and she is fine. Sanjana is alright as the ghost buster. That bald guy who did the friend character of Harsha goes overboard. So does the actor who played the annoying neighbor character. Ravibabu makes a brief presence.

Technicalities: 
 

Ravibabu has made few impressive films in this genre. Avunu stands out as one of his finest works to date. Attempting a sequel to something hugely successful isn't easy. Ravibabu couldn't get the script right and as a result he isn't able to shine as a director in this one.

Music is too loud and irritating at times. Subtleness of Avunu goes missing in this sequel due to poor background score. Camera work is fine. Art department did a neat job. Editing could have been better in the first half which keeps on dragging.

Thumbs Up:


Poorna

Thumbs Down:

Script

Analysis:

Avunu 2 doesn't look convincing at any point. It just seems like an attempt to cash in on the success of its predecessor. Making a sequel to successful horror film with the same characters and plot is a difficult thing and that turns out to be the biggest problem for Avunu 2. As the audiences are aware about the evil spirit and its intentions, the director finds it tough to give a smooth take off for the film.

The evil spirit's sole intention is to fulfill its desire with Poorna and she needs to find a way out of it. Ravibabu goes for a cliched solution for the protagonist's problems which didn't allow the film to get serious or tension filled at any point. Avunu 2 is devoid of every strong point of Avunu and makes this a painful watch even before it reaches the interval.

We expect things to spice up as the story moves forward, but only in vain. Climax is somewhat better compared to rest of the film. You will be disappointed if you expect something as thrilling as Avunu. This is not even half exciting as the first one. It is better to watch the first part again rather giving this a try.

Verdict: Disappointing Sequel

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