Jai and Raai Laxmi's Neeya 2
Jai and Raai Laxmi's Neeya 2.PR Handout

Tamil actor Jai has teamed up with Raai Laxmi Catherine Tresa and Varalaxmi Sarathkumar in Neeya 2. The Kollywood film is written and directed by L Suresh, a former associate of Balu Mahendra.

Bala Saravanan, Powerstar Srinivasan and a host of other actors are part of the supporting cast. Sridhar Arunachalam-produced film has Shabir's music, Rajavel Mohan's cinematography and Gopi Krishna's editing.

It is a spiritual sequel to Kamal Haasan and Sripriya's 1979 film of the same name. Neeya 2 is a revenge thriller in which Jai plays the role named Sharva and the husband of Divya (Catherine Tresa) in her past life. It is about the intense love and obsession that revolves around the world of mythical snakes.

The Tamil movie has managed to generate quite a buzz with its trailer and promotional materials. With the movie being billed as a prequel to yesteryear hit film, people are curiously looking forward to see whether Neeya 2 has the right content peppered with necessary commercial ingredients.

Will Neeya 2, which is releasing on Friday, 24 May, live up to the viewers' expectations? Check it out in the viewers' words below:

Ramesh Bala: #Neeya2 :
@CatherineTresa1 has a good role as well.. She has given a competent performance..
@varusarath has a small role.. Comes in the flashback and dances for "Orey Jeevan" classic song..
Two hours of harmless and thrilling fun.. Watch it for the three leading ladies..
#Neeya2 : A woman by day and a snake by night wants to become a full fledged human being..
Was she able achieve her goal is the story..
@iamlakshmirai has given a fantastic performance in the central character..
@Actor_Jai has given a good performance as well..

Kaushik LM: #Neeya2 -@CatherineTresa1 is glam, gorgeous. @varusarath has an extended cameo; she gets the 'OreJeevan' song. @Actor_Jai is like how we see him in all his films; he has dual roles & 2 heroines.
The story is based on snake folklore & astrology. The tone, treatment is loud&tacky!
#Neeya2 -@iamlakshmirai is impressive as the full-fledged main heroine. She emotes well as the distressed 'ichadhaari paambu' (snake woman) and looks grt. A new outing for her.
Lots of snake VFX scenes. The film is targeted at ladies who are hooked to such snake-based TV serials