Ever since, Pizza 2: Villa was announced there were many expectations on it. Even I was very curious about the release, as its predecessor made me frightened. So with great expectations I watched it today. Was it up to the mark of my anticipations?
Villa has Ashok Selvan and Sanchitha in the lead, written and directed by debutant Deepan. Music was composed by Santhosh Narayanan and Cinematography by Deepak Kumar.
The plot revolves around Jebin (Ashok Selvan), a young writer who moves into a villa in Pondicherry after his father Nasser’s death. Aarthi (Sanchitha Shetty) a painter is his love interest.
Jebin wants to sell the villa, but he moves in temporarily to write his second book. He finds the house full of antique furniture and paintings. One such painting, which seems like the blueprint of the house, leads him to a locked room, where he finds lots more paintings.
Jebin finds that the paintings tell a story, which reflects his own life story, accurately predicting the events happening in his life and ending with his violent death. Jebin feels helpless and terrified as things continue to happen as predicted.
What happens next? What’s story behind the paintings? Why everything happens as predicted in the painting? That forms the rest of the plot.
Deepan had come up with a gripping story. His well written script and pace of the movie with melancholic background music of Santhosh and exquisite capturing of Deepak keeps us engaging till the end. Even though the expected scary elements are missed out in this movie, the suspense of what is going to happen makes us nail-biting in times.
Ashok Selvan, the lead, had done a good job. But he lacked some emotions and expressions in few scenes. Sanchitha was cute and did a fair job as his love interest and shared good chemistry with him.
Finally, Villa 2 has all elements to make it as an elevated suspense genre movie in Tamil Cinema. But don’t look out for some daunting scenes as in “Conjuring” or “Pizza”. Villa 2 on its own way is a decent sequel in the Pizza franchise.
My Rating - 3/5
Grade - B (Worth a watch!)
-By Nirmalraj aka AK