Poliemera 2 has been making a lot of noise in the last few days. The film is the sequel to the OTT release Polimera and has been released in theatres today. Let’s review it here.
Story: The story picks up from its predecessor, revolving around Jangaiah(Baladitya), an honest police officer investigating the mysterious disappearance of his brother, Komaraiah(Satyam Rajesh), suspected of delving into black magic in the village of Jastipalli, leading to several deaths. As Jangaiah digs deeper, suspicions rise, particularly as Komaraiah’s family withdraws support. The narrative unfolds with the entry of the newly appointed Sub-Inspector, Ravindra Nayak, revealing startling connections between Komaraiah and an ancient temple in Jastipalli and the renowned Anantha Padmanabha Swamy Temple in Kerala. The movie presents a series of captivating twists and turns.
Performances: Satyam Rajesh excels once more in his portrayal of the enigmatic Komaraiah, showcasing versatility and intensity in his performance. Rakendu Mouli’s role as the investigating officer, Kamakshi Bhaskarala’s portrayal of Komaraiah’s wife, and the supporting cast all contribute well to the film’s performance. Baladitya was also neat in his role. The performances in the film is what catches the imagination of many.
Technical Aspects: Gyaani delivers the perfect background score, intensifying the atmosphere and enhancing even the most mundane moments. The cinematography, while acceptable, leaves room for improvement given the rich settings and context. The editing, though not flawless, manages to navigate the complex storytelling, earning some leniency. However, the writing falls short of expectations, especially when considering the historical significance of the temple backdrop.
Analysis: For those who haven’t seen the previous film, this repetitive approach becomes confusing and wearisome. In the sequel, the director hints at a tantalizing temple mystery but barely scratches the surface of its potential depths. A more profound exploration of this enigmatic temple could have provided a far more captivating storyline. Instead, the director primarily prioritizes forging links between past occurrences and present developments.
The film’s pace starts leisurely but gains momentum in the first half, maintaining intensity into the second half. However, the rushed climax hints at a potential third part, leaving room for a more satisfying ending. What initially captivates the audience in Maa Oori Polimera 2 is its intriguing premise. The story unfolds with a brisk pace, sparking anticipation as it ventures into relatively unexplored territory.
However, as the narrative develops, this initial intrigue gradually turns into a source of frustration. The plot becomes overly dense, with rapid shifts in time and a convoluted timeline that leaves viewers perplexed. Much of the film is intricately connected to its predecessor, leading to extensive reinterpretation of scenes from the first installment in a new context.
Verdict: On the whole, the narrative of Polimera 2 is decent, but a more engaging screenplay in the first half could have significantly elevated the film’s overall allure. Nevertheless, Polimera 2 has been made on a decent note has passable thrills, and can be given a shot once if you have nothing else to do.
Bottom Line – Decent Dark Thriller