Actor-director Kamal Haasan is back with Vishwaroopam 2, the story of soldier-turned-espionage agent Wisam Ahmad Kashmiri, and a follow-up of 2013’s Vishwaroopam.
In the first film, Wisam blocks an attack planned on New York City by Al Qaeda terrorist Omar Qureshi (Rahul Bose). Omar and Saleem (Jaideep Ahlawat) escape from New York City and Wisam is given the responsibility to get rid of Omar and his cronies. The new film is based on how he spoils Omar’s plan to cause mayhem in India on Independence Day.
Editor Mahesh Narayan and director of the critically acclaimed Malayalam film Take Off says both Vishwaroopam and Vishwaroopam 2 are standalone films that can be watched separately. Narayan worked on both the films.“Even if you have missed Vishwaroopam you can enjoy Vishwaroopam 2. It’s a culmination of the story, yet stands as an independent story. As the script was lengthy it was shot at one go,” he said.
Working with Haasan, he added, was like going back to film school and that learning helped him while working on his first directorial debut, Take Off, winner of several awards including the Indian National Award.Calling Haasan a classic filmmaker and a master craftsman, Narayan said: “He is constantly thinking of multiple versions — with more than one camera — to play out a scene. His minute observations and attention to details, it’s like watching a Shakespeare drama. I realised that even with budget restrictions one need not compromise on quality.”
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