"Charlie Chaplin 2" Movie Review: A Wasted Sequel Should Have Never Been Made

Kanchana Ngan |Feb 01, 2019

Poor story, insensitive dialogues, body-shaming jokes directed to an actress are all audience can see from Charlie Chaplin 2 the sequel.

Charlie Chaplin 2

Charlie Chaplin 2

Cast: Prabhudheva, Prabhu, Nikki Galrani, Adah Sharma
Director: Sakthi Chidambaram
Rating: 1.5/5

Tamil cinema witnessed an impressive number of sequels in the past two years, such as Kalakalappu 2, Sandakozhi 2, Goli Soda 2, Tamizh Padam 2, Velaiyilla Pattathari 2, Saamy Square, Chennaiyil Oru Naal 2, Thiruttu Payale 2. They, generally, garnered a positive response, which increases good fame for the whole series. But in case it's not an improved version like in Charlie Chaplin 2, why bothers to make it anyway?

Charlie Chaplin 2 is a wasted sequel carelessly written with a bad screenplay and outdated ‘jokes.’ Compared to the original Charlie Chaplin (2002), whose huge success made it translated and remade in six distinct languages, this follow-up has no connection, except the appearance of director Sakthi Chidambaram and two lead actors Prabhudheva, Prabhu. The sequel can only get negative criticism. Personally, I think it's worth blaming.

The film starts when a group of friends loses their way, which leads to an unexpected fight scene between Thiru (Prabhudheva) and a villain-like-guy. After that, the narrator RJ Shiva takes you through the characters. The plot goes on with Thiru's working in a matrimonial site and falling for Sara (Nikki Galrani). He drunk texts her a few days before their marriage but wishes to erase it immediately. How he does that and what happens eventually forms the rest of the story, revolving around WhatsApp message deleting thing. Like sincerely, how poor and impoverished it is!

Coupled with the weak plot are insensitive dialogues and body-shaming jokes that objectifies an actress. Graceless lame jokes appear throughout the two-hour movie, leaving watchers in embarrassment and annoyance. It even makes fun of a gay person. Seriously, is it a trend at Tamil cinema to too apparently show your discrimination?


Charlie Chaplin 2 is far from a worth-watching movie. The generous plot and sensitiveness are nowhere to be found. If only the director knew how to tell the story and where to stop his jokes.


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