Karthikeya 2 Review

Karthikeya 2 Review: Nikhil Siddharth Starrer A worthy Successor That Takes The Story Forward!

Karthikeya 2 represents a new stage in Dr. Karthik’s story. His insatiable curiosity still motivates him, but recent events have convinced him it’s appropriate to stop viewing the world through the analytical prism of science and reason. In the beginning, a disclaimer explains that the film is a work of fiction inspired by real events.

At a later point in the movie, one of the characters states that the Gods are actually our forefathers and that what we now call mythology was actually history all along. The plot hinges around an anklet of Lord Krishna that is tucked away in a secret location and contains the solutions to all of humanity’s problems.

It all begins when archaeologist Prof. Rao visits a library in Pantainos, Greece, and discovers a few historical facts. Even though Dr. Karthik has no ties to the professor, he and his mother run into trouble when they travel to Dwaraka (Tulasi). Karthik is assisted by Mugdha (Anupama), the professor’s granddaughter and a student of Hindu semiotics at the University of Banaras.

Karthikeya 2 Movie OTT Release Date

Karthikeya 2

The sequel to the blockbuster film Karthikeya, starring Nikhil Siddharth, Swathi Reddy, and Anupama Parameswaran, is scheduled for release on August 13, 2022. The creators have not disclosed when exactly it will be available. This film was written and directed by Chandoo Mondeti.

Movie Name Karthikeya 2
OTT Platform Zee5 (Expected)
OTT Release Date Ready To Announce
Theatrical Release Date          August 13, 2022
Director Chandoo Mondeti
Starring Nikhil Siddharth, Swati Reddy, Anupama Parameswaran, Rao Ramesh
Language Telugu, Tamil, Kannada, Hindi, Malayalam
Film Industry Tollywood


The film starts with lord Krishna projecting the future and penning all the remedies to the problems in a unique Kankanam. Cut to the present, Karthikeya(Nikhil) is a doctor who goes to Dwaraka along with his mother.

While there, he becomes entangled in a mystery surrounding the rare Kankanam. Just what is this one big enigma? How did Karthikeya solve it? Where does Anupama Parameswaran feature in this setup? To discover the answers, you need to view the film on the big screen.

Cast and Crew

karthikeya 2 cast

This film was written and directed by Chandoo Mondeti. The film’s principal cast features Nikhil Siddharth, Swati Reddy, Anupama Parameswaran, and Rao Ramesh. Abhishek Agarwal and TG Vishwa Prasad bankrolled this project under umbrellas of People Media Factory, Abhishek Agarwal Arts, and Venkatadri Talkies.

  • Nikhil Siddhartha as Dr. Karthikeya “Karthik” Kumaraswamy
  • Anupama Parameswaran as Mugdha
  • Anupam Kher as Dhanvanthri
  • Srinivasa Reddy as Sadananda
  • Harsha Chemudu as Suleman
  • Adithya Menon as Santanu
  • Praveen as Karthik’s friend
  • Satya as Ravi, Karthik’s friend
  • Tulasi as Karthik’s mother

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Chandoo Mondeti had a good start years ago with Karthikeya, implying that the eponymous role Nikhil Siddhartha plays enabled the series to carry on through his quest for truth. With Karthikeya 2, he does the same, leaving the ending open for the next part in the series that takes us on an expedition along with the curious doctor.

Karthik (Nikhil Siddhartha) is now a doctor who has a good career not just in the medical area but also otherwise as a myth-buster. We’re told that since what happened in Subrahmanyapuram, he’s traveled the country giving rational explanations for paranormal mysteries. His mother, Tulasi, decides to take him with her to Dwaraka, and he finds himself in the middle of an adventure he never asked for.

Will he and Mugdha (Anupama Parameswaran) be able to track down a missing anklet that may contain the key to preventing an impending disaster while evading a homicidal clan and a hidden society? In Karthikeya 2, Chandoo puts Nikhil in more peril than before. Aside from his love story with Valli (Swathi,

who is completely absent from this tale with no answers given), the prequel spent a lot of time exploring his agnostic character’s inquisitive nature. The sequel, on the other hand, wastes almost no time in setting up new characters and jumping right into the action. Just as Karthik is in the midst of a journey that has already begun, we too are thrust into the thick of an ongoing adventure with unexpected challenges.

Plus Points

Nikhil and Chandoo Mondeti are a great pair and they have done it once again with Karthikeya 2. Kudos to director Chandoo Mondeti for crafting an engaging thriller and integrating the past and current worlds fairly successfully. His writing is fine and gives the spectator moments packed with thrills and suspense.

Nikhil’s performance more than makes up for the time we haven’t seen him on screen recently. He has really come into his own as an actor and found a solid place from which to approach his role. He plays a pivotal role and must convince us that what we are witnessing is real.

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Nikhil receives a perfect 100 in this category. Kaala Bhairava and his breathtaking score are the film’s biggest surprise. He surprises the audience with spell-binding BGM which raises the film to another level altogether.

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Negative Marks

There is some initial muddle even when all the ties are properly severed. The modern age seeks a unique Kankanam, but there is no consensus on the nature of Lord Krishna. A character or moments might have helped the viewers grasp what the movie was about.

In the second half, the director loses steam and fails to effectively exploit the villain’s strengths. The story progresses through a number of acts, each of which could have been told more simply for a wider audience.

Karthikeya 2 Movie Trailer

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