REVIEW: Mardaani 2 (2019) – A Powerful Sequel To Mardaani

We want to announce that from today we have Sukanya Basu Mallik in our team. She is a movie reviews writer from India and she will bring us Bollywood reviews and learn us more about new Indian movies worth watching. So from today we can proudly say that on this site we will have both Hollywood and Bollywood reviews. We hope you will enjoy it!

Her first review will be about Mardaani’s 2nd movie which was released worldwide on 2105 screens, consisting of 1600 in India and 505 overseas. As of 16 January 2020, with a gross of 7.877.586 dollars in India and  1.459.224 overseas, the film has a worldwide gross collection of 9.336.810 dollars. In this article we bring you movie’s storyline, Sukanya’s review and below that you can watch the trailer so you can decide if this is worth watching or not.

Storyline (IMDb): A 21-year old boy named Sunny (Vishal Jethwa), comes to the city on a murder contract. But he also has a penchant for sexually assaulting and murdering young girls. When he locks horns with Shivani Shivaji Roy (Rani Mukerji), the newly appointed Chief of the city police, a thrilling cat and mouse hunt begins. Will Shivani manage to nab Sunny, or does she end up being one of his many victims?

And here is the Sukanya Basu Mallik’s review. Enjoy!

Induced by true rape and killing affairs, the tale follows Shivani who goes up against a 21-year-old serial killer and rapist. The production house announced Mardaani 2 in December 2018, and principal photography of the film began on 27 March 2019. The film was theatrically released in India on 13 December 2019.

Dissimilar from most of the usual Yash Raj Films, this film begins not with the iconic Lata Mangeshkar‘s voice but by what the midday calls ‘an eerie background score that’s preceded some jolting facts about rapes in our country. The first thing we read isn’t the opening titles, but any information that says that more than 3,000 rapes in India are committed by boys under the age of 18 every year. You want to admire the subject that the makers have opted to make a sequel, but the necessity to inform us about the figures comes in the way of an otherwise gripping thriller.’ I quite agree with that.

The storyline is outstanding and fulfills the requirements as a worthy continuation to the first part. It also makes a nice remark on misogyny. The screenplay is quite significant and also captivating. The way he has portrayed the villain’s sharp mind is incredible.

But Bollywood Hungama says, “He could have avoided a few cinematic liberties in the second half though.” The dialogues are biting and work competently. Actress Mukerji’s monologue during her TV interview in the movie is applause-worthy.

The direction is incredible, considering that this is his debut. He puts in the necessary thrill and sporting elements to keep the viewers grasped until the end of the movie.

However, the only flaw being, the film gets too convenient in the second half. The antagonist is freely roaming in the city although his picture is out everywhere. That aside, the background of the villain, the subplots in the film, the fellow cops who don’t like taking orders from a female officer and of a politician using Sunny for his gains. All of it is weaved together nicely.

Sukanya Basu Mallik rates it 9/10!

Author:  Sukanya Basu Mallik
Photo: Yash Raj Films
Trailer: Youtube (official trailer)

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