Aranmanai 2 (2016)

 ●  Tamil ● 2 hrs 16 mins

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"The movie starts with the Amman statue that was guarding the village from evil spirits and negative energy being moved into an underground room during the temple's renovation. At a graveyard somewhere close to the temple a group of tantric practitioners capitalise on the Amman being made dormant to awaken evil spirits for black magic purposes. During the ritual they inadvertently release a demonic entity that they could not contain. The evil spirit then leaves the graveyard in the form of cloud and moves into the village. The village mendicant-holyman notices the evil spirit and chases after it, but could not prevent it from entering the titular palace. Being mute, his pleadings to warn the palace owner (Radha Ravi) is ignored. Later that night, the spirit attacks the owner who then falls and goes into a coma. His elder son ((Subbu Panchu), arrives with his wife (Vinodhini Vaidyanathan) and their son Suresh (Nithin Manivannann). Together with them are his younger brother, Murali (Siddharth) and his fiance Anitha (Trisha Krishnan). Devadas (Soori) arrives as well, in disguise as his father, Sandhu Bondu Naadimuthu (Soori) who was a doctor and had contact with the land owners. One night the family driver (Raj Kapoor) is killed. after a few nights, Suresh does crazy things and says that someone is telling him to do so. Also Murali sees his father being elevated above the bed and gets scared. Anitha who also sees these things decides to call her brother, Ravi (Sundar C.). One night Ravi sees Suresh drowning and rescues him. He initially suspects Manju (Poonam Bajwa), who was hired by the family as a nurse for Murali's father, but he soon realizes it is not her since she has a different agenda. After that he sets up cameras around the house. A couple of nights later the elder brother goes missing and Ravi sees it. With the cameras he is able to identify the spirit that is causing havoc. Murali identifies her as Maya (Hansika Motwani), his younger sister. Maya was loved by all, especially by her father and Murali. She was also the owner of Maya Granites shown in the song Maya Maya. On the day before her marriage, she eloped with one of the workers' son (Vaibhav Reddy) and the whole family was shocked and felt disgraced. Three years later in Bangalore, when Murali sees that she is pregnant, he passes the good news to his father and brother as they arrive to their house. Their father asks Maya to come back home to which she agrees. On the day she was supposed to arrive, Maya didn't show up, and Murali thought she had changed her mind. Later Ravi tells that its not true. Maya and her husband got off a stop earlier since her elder brother wanted them to arrive home safely. While traveling in a Jeep on the way to their palace, Maya's husband was stabbed by the driver. After that he instructed Maya to go into hiding. But this plan failed when Maya's father arrived and told her to drink poison since she disgraced her family's name and status by marrying someone who belonged to a lower caste. Maya agrees to her father's words with a condition that her husband's life should be spared. After she drank the poison Maya's elder brother killed her husband in front of her which made Maya vow that she will end the male generation in her family, before her father chokes her to death. Ravi also tells that her primary target is Murali, since he told their father and elder brother about her whereabouts and also Suresh. Manju tells that her uncle is a priest and lives near the Kerala border. Ravi goes with Manju to the priest whose disciples at first refused to offer a helping hand because the priest is just recuperating from myocardial infarction (heart attack). But before they leave, the priest decides to help them and starts the pooja. After a few moments, the priest informs that Maya has possessed someone in the palace and it is revealed to be Anitha. It is also shown that Anitha killed Murali's elder brother and also poisons her father-in-law as an act of revenge, even though he managed to recover from his coma. Ravi decides to find Maya's corpse, while Murali, Suresh, and Manju try to distract Anitha by taking the entire family to a restaurant. Their main goal is to get Anitha's blood and put some holy ink on her hair. They manage to get her blood when she is cutting an apple, and one of the assistants (Manobala) manages to put the ink before getting thrashed by Anitha/Maya. There Anitha goes to the house and tries to kill Murali and Suresh. However it fails and the priest manages to get Maya out of Anitha. Later Ravi and the priest decide to kill the spirit and the only way is to be possessed by the spirit and stab its own corpse. Ravi manages to do it and completes it but the priest gets chest pain and he tells Murali that their only hope is to go to the Amman Pooja that is happening in their village temple as Amman is their final hope. Murali and Suresh get there with Ravi possessed by Maya trying to stop them. When Ravi is about to kill Murali, Amman uses her powers and prevents Maya's spirit from killing Murali and Suresh. Before she leaves, she sees her brother Murali who sheds tears for what had happened to his beloved sister. Before Maya disappears she smiles at the Amman. After this incident, Murali, Suresh and Anitha reunite and Ravi reunites with Manju leaving the Aranmanai in the hands of the caretakers. As everyone leaves the palace, Maya's spirit enters a doll and returns to the palace waiting for the right time to swing back into action. The movie ends with the tag line Aranmanai 3.... Coming Soon.

Cast: Hansika Motwani, Siddharth Narayan, Trisha Krishnan

Crew: Sundar C (Director), UK Senthil Kumar (Director of Photography), Hiphop Tamizha Adhi (Music Director)

Rating: U (India)

Genres: Comedy, Drama, Horror

Release Dates: 29 Jan 2016 (India), 29 Jan 2016 (Malaysia)

Tamil Name: அரண்மனை 2

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Aranmanai 2 is not Aranmanai 2 is Aranmanai 1 same story

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yet another movie that treats the audience like fools

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mokka movie.. edukku avlathan solla mudium.. first part patha maduriea errundhadu... enda maduri padam euthu makkal manathai pun padutha venam....

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Yet another movie with a weak storyline but still rakes the moolah
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In the lines of Muni which has become a franchise with it’s 4th film on its way, Aranmanai, after becoming a hit among family audience has gotten itself a sequel. With an ending that hinted a second film and thanks to the response of the first part, Aranmanai 2 is here to thrill us a second time. Most of the cast from the first part are back and so are the technicians. Sundar C wields the megaphone once again and this time the film is produced by Kushboo. Sri Thenandal Films who’re having an awesome time with back to back hits in form of thriller and horror flicks has distributed this film. Sundar C is known to have interminable number of cast members and this film is no different. Apart from Sundar C himself the cast retained includes Hansika, Kovai Sarala and Manobala apart from other extras who are a regular in his films. The new ones to join are Siddharth, Tisha, Poonam Bajwa, Vaibhav, Soori and Radharavi.

Aranmanai 2 is the story of how a lady is killed by those whom she trusts and to avenge her death, she gets into the body of another person and starts hunting down people. If you’ve watched 100 Tamil flicks out of which 10 are horror films, 9 of them will have something to do with the above mentioned one liner. Story wise, it’s the same old ‘ghost comes back to take revenge’. There are so many films from which we can say this one is ‘inspired’ from but the closest must be Chandramukhi. A huge palace style house, a large family with so many characters to keep track of, ghost gets into the main female lead’s body, another person is accused of being the ghost intentionally so the actual one can roam freely, ghost trying to kill the supposedly main character and the hero tries to save the main character without killing the heroine in due process, not to mention the priest who gets to the house to exorcise the ghost and at the end hero saves everyone and bids farewell to the spirit.

As a matter of fact there isn’t much difference between this film and its predecessor itself. There are only changes to characters for which actors have been changed. Siddharth replaces Vinay, Trisha in the place of Andrea, Soori instead of Santhanam and the couples Manobala and Kovai Sarala from first part are sibling here. Seeing Radharavi and Poonam Bajwa was the only fresh part as far as the casting is concerned. The story doesn’t give much scope to actors to show their talents and Trisha and Poonam are shown more in a glamorous light. Trisha looks beautiful and so does Hansika, who’s role was very small though important. Siddharth has done his role to his best without breaking a sweat. Slapstick humour with Soori, Kovai Sarala and Manobala is decent but apart from a couple of laughs, not many with a double digit age enjoyed it. If humour was so, the horror quotient was even worse. There wasn’t a single moment that gave audiences a jump scare nor a scene which made people close their eyes in fear. As far as music is concerned, this can easily be the weakest album of Hiphop Tamizha. On the positive side, the sets are humongous and it’s obvious on how painstakingly laborious it would’ve been. Camera work is really good too. A cameo from Kushboo at the climax for a dance for a spiritual number was quite energizing and ended the film on a high note.

Overall, Aranmanai 2 has proved that the franchise can be a safe bet for producers and gives confidence that without little to no use of creativity, films can be taken. From it’s collection over the weekend, one can very well expect a successor to Aranmanai 2 as the ending did give way for it.

Aranmanai 2 – An imperfect family entertainer

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Same story in Aranmani part 1

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Film Type:
Feature Film
Language:
Tamil
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Frame Rate:
24 fps
Aspect Ratio:
2.35 : 1
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Archival Source:
QubeVault (Real Image Media Technologies)
Tracklist
Music Label: Think Music
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Music Director: Hiphop Tamizha Adhi
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Music Director: Hiphop Tamizha Adhi
Playback Singer: Hiphop Tamizha Adhi
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Music Director: Hiphop Tamizha Adhi
Playback Singer: Anthony Dasan
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Filming End Date:
15 Sep 2015
Movie Connection(s):
Dubbed into: Kalavathi (Telugu)