The Bobby Simha and Nikki Galrani-starrer Tamil movie "Ko 2" has been successful in impressing film critics, who describe the film as a perfect entertainer for this election season.
The political thriller drama, "Ko 2," which has been written by Sarath, is not a sequel to the hit movie, "Ko." It is inspired by Nara Rohith's Telugu movie, "Prathinidhi." The movie revolves around the story of Kumaran (Bobby Simha), who abducts the chief minister of the state (Prakash Raj) at the inauguration of an old age home. Kumaran then puts forth his demands to the police.
Who is Kumaran? Why does he abduct the politician? What are his demands? Will the police fulfill his demands? Answers for these questions form the crux of the story. The movie touches upon several current crises, like the Swachh Bharat Tax, Chennai floods, the sad state of education and healthcare system, and liquor distribution.
Critics say "Ko 2" has an interesting plot, but its narration is slow and dragging, which tests the patience of the audience. However, the director has tried his best to hold the attention of the viewers throughout the movie, which features brilliant performances and decent production values. We bring to you some film critics' verdicts in the "Ko 2" review round-up below:
Ko 2 is a nice-enough change from the macho vigilante movies we usually get. It's probably the election-season effect, but I got all warm-fuzzy watching a common man teach a lesson to a member of the ruling class. The punchy dialogues cover the Swachh Bharat Tax, the recent Chennai floods, and the depressing fact that basics like education and health are being increasingly privatised while liquor distribution stays with the government.
You could not have asked for a better film during the elections season and the film is highly entertaining which will make you like it even if you are not interested at all in politics.
Although the film moves at a leisure pace in the first half, director Sarath has keenly noticed all the current comical political scenarios in the state that he rightly incorporates them. Also, dialogues (Bagiyam Shankar, Raja Ram) in Ko 2 are razor sharp, especially in the second half proceedings.
Ko 2 does not instantly make you hit the 'like' button like the previous outing Ko. And it should be noted that this isn't a sequel to Ko but only another part of the Ko franchise. There is merely only one dialogue reference from the previous part.