Kamal Haasan’s Vishwaroop 2 has proven to be a major disappointment for the fans as well as the distributors, Reliance Entertainment. Unlike the Tamil version, Vishwaroopam 2, which has turned out to be the third highest opener of all time, the Hindi version has fallen flat on its face. Even the critics felt the film lacked the urgency and adrenaline rush that powered the first film. Apart from that, South Indian actors have repeatedly failed to bring in the audiences in the North Indian markets.
All these factors led to the Hindi version’s failure at the ticket windows, and Reliance is expected to lose over 20-30 crores. A source says, “Reliance took on the project on faith. They were not allowed to see a single frame. Nor were they invited to make suggestions. It was presumed that Vishwaroop 2 would live up to the reputation of the first part released in 2013. However, the sequel turned out to be cut-and-paste follow-up with some footage repeated from the first part.”
And with Gold and Satyameva Jayate releasing this Independence Day, this Kamal Haasan-starrer espionage thriller will either struggle to stay afloat or completely wipe out of the cinemas.
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