Karthikeya 2 Movie Review

Karthikeya 2 Movie Review, Rating, Cast

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Last updated on December 14th, 2023

‘Laal Singh Chaddha’ and ‘Raksha Bandhan’. Two big Hindi movies of 2022. Both were released last week and did not work. But a Telugu film was also released along with these two big Hindi films. Whose name is ‘Karthikeya 2‘. This sequel film of ‘Karthikeya’, which came in 2014, is firmly established in the Hindi belt. What is ‘Karthikeya 2‘ about, and what is good and what is bad in it, we will tell in today’s review.

Karthikeya 2 Movie Story:

Before proceeding, let us tell you that ‘Karthikeya 2‘ does not carry forward the story of the first part. The curiosity to know and understand things remains in Karthik. At the beginning of this part, he has become a doctor. He is going on with his normal life. On the other hand, there are some people who are looking for a particular bangle. It is said that this is not a common bangle. The pandemic can be ended with its help. This bangle is of Lord Krishna. Karthik is unaware of all these things. But one day because of his mother he has to come to Dwarka. From here strange things start happening to him. Everyone falls behind him. What is Karthik’s connection with these incidents? The audience and he himself try to understand this further.

Karthikeya 2 Movie Cast:

  • Nikhil Siddhartha
  • Anupama Parameswaran
  • Anupam Kher
  • Srinivasa Reddy
  • Harsha Chemudu
  • Adithya Menon
  • Praveen
  • Satya
  • Tulasi
  • K.S. Sridhar
  • Venkatesh Mummudi

Karthikeya 2 Movie Release Date:

  • 13 August 2022 (Cinema)

Karthikeya 2 Movie Trailer:

Karthikeya 2 Movie Review:

The film wants to show its philosophy by dividing it into two sides. The first is History and the second is Mythology. There is a side that counts Shri Krishna and his story in the history of India. So there is another who considers it to be just Mythology. Karthik represents this other side. Believes in science more than miracles. Finds logic in everything. Stops Bhajan-Kirtan happening next to the hospital. It says that patients will have trouble with this. When he sees a powerful man doing havan in the ICU, he scolds him too. The film takes two different ideologies apart. This conflict keeps things interesting. Otherwise, it seems that a lecture is being given on an ideology.

This is where the film goes awry. It quickly destroys this conflict. Karthik said something by referring to science. Then the opposite answer came from the front, and in this Karthik agreed. Instead of doing something in front, he just says, and our hero accepts. This happens not in one or two places in the film, but on many occasions. Looks like the film is selling this opinion. Even if it was not imposed. Just trying to sell with love.

Shri Krishna’s angle was kept to keep the story grounded. So that you can find connect with the Indian audience. Beyond all this, ‘Karthikeya 2‘ is an adventure thriller film. There are some elements in such films. Like things written in a secret language, some secret code, and a secret society. These are the people who do their work in the dark. Here all such elements get a place. It just can’t connect them properly. Because of this, the entire adventure of Karthik and the struggle to reach the hard seems superficial. ‘Karthikeya 2‘ is a film made on a limited budget. In that sense, factors like animation and VFX have been used here in a way. Used the grand visuals in such a way that they do not spoil, but only add to the plus point of the film.


Kaal Bhairav, who lent his voice to the songs of ‘Bahubali 2’, has given music for ‘Karthikeya 2‘. His music serves to lift or lift the meter of the scene. Nikhil Siddharth has again returned in the role of Karthik. His work here is not going to be counted in the ‘Greatest Performance of the Year. But according to the need of the character, he controls it. Don’t let the matter go over. Srinivas Reddy played his maternal uncle in the film. You must have seen him in many Telugu movies. Where he would do the work of giving comedic relief. Here too he seems to be doing the same, and very well. His one-liners will keep you entertained.

Apart from these, the film also had an important cameo. Anupam Kher played the role of a doctor and researcher. Majorly he was there for only one scene. But in that scene, your attention does not go to any other actor other than him. ‘Karthikeya 2‘ looks perfect in almost all its technical departments. Except for its writing. Things just don’t connect properly there, and your interest starts to air.


Karthikeya 2‘ wanted to show the story by setting foot in India. The intentions of the film seem noble. But I wish everything was possible only with intentions.

Karthikeya 2 Movie Rating:

  • 4 / 5 (⭐⭐⭐⭐)

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