Despite a promising start, Mathagam Part 2 doesn't offer a satisfying experience, thanks to the repetitiveness and lack of new conflicts
A still from Mathagam Part 2
Story: A taut cop is determined to nab a dangerous gangster who has set up a big network of criminals in Chennai. The former is hell-bent on arresting him and is on the move with a battalion of cops while the latter is on the verge of bringing together a huge number of anti-socials. The cop has a few plans but is also under pressure from senior cops. He is also torn between loyalty towards duty and constant nagging from his wife. Who will emerge as the winner in the battle?
Review: The first part of Mathagam, which was out a couple of months ago, had some intriguing sequences, though some of the ideas weren't fully fleshed out. The conflict between the protagonist Ashwath (Atharvaa) and the antagonist Padalam Sekhar (Manikandan) was interestingly presented despite a few hiccups.
It also showcased the love life of both the characters and a few other roles essayed by Gautham Menon, Ilavarasu, Dilnaz Irani and Nikhila Vimal. Some of the plans Ashwath came up with to nab Sekhar and the gang were enough to hold the interest of viewers. However, the makers ended the first part with a cliffhanger, leaving everyone curious.
The second part wastes no time and takes off exactly from where the first part culminated. The scenes that unfold one by one offer scope for a riveting climax and keep us guessing. The screenplay is fast-paced and the tension is created in a flawless manner. The scenes featuring Atharvaa and Manikandan manage to keep us on the edge of the seat.
But the proceedings become stretched after a point, repeating the same mistake the makers made with the previous part. We anxiously wait for the plot to take us to the next stage in terms of story progression but in vain.
Unlike the last time with five episodes, this part features only two episodes, leaving the audience puzzled. They have ended the second part, too, with a cliffhanger thus testing our patience as the story doesn't take a big leap. The characters and the conflict remain more or less the same as the last part.
Despite a promising start, Mathagam Part 2 doesn't offer a satisfying experience, thanks to the repetitiveness and lack of new conflicts. The technical aspects remain slick as the first part while the dialogues are underwhelming.
Verdict: The makers of the series are yet to arrive at a conclusion even after two parts are released. All eyes are now on the next part which should hopefully mark the culmination of the story.
Mathagam Part 2 is streaming on Disney+ Hotstar