Director: CS Amudhan
Cast: Shiva, Sathish, Disha Pandey
At a time when the world lives and breathes memes and a new hater is born online every second, here is a film that is dedicated to trolling everything and everyone. From Prime Minister Narendra Modi’s famous ‘mitron’ to Rajinikanth’s ‘magizhchi’, there are no holy cows for Tamizh Padam 2.
Tamizh Padam let Tamil cinema laugh at itself in 2010. In 2018’s sequel, the film takes a satirical aim, at the cost of repetition, at everyone – from the mannerisms of film actors considered demi-gods by their supporters to their harebrained films, from memes that went viral to political leaders.
Actor Shiva plays his namesake in Tamizh Padam 2 and takes you on quite a ride. The film throws you broad hints and you are supposed to be quick on your feet and make connections to the original film being spoofed. The result of your quick legwork is laugh out loud moment.
The formula of the spoofs hasn’t varied in the right years it took to bring out the sequel – take a clichéd story and fill it to the brim with humour. Once you get used to the pace of the film, it is a joyride ahead.