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Bhajarangi 2 is an Indian Kannada-language fantasy action film starring Shiva Rajkumar and Bhavana Menon.

The teaser begins with an ominous voiceover from KP Sridhar, warning the viewers about greed among humans and closes with an awesome shot of a sadhu praying in front of a diety. Then, it moves forward with scenes of humans being oppressed by a sinister-looking lady and her henchman. Next up is Raghav Loki as a priest, as people around him fold their palms in reverence. Is he a good guy or a villain?

With nearly half of the teaser done, we have Shivarajkumar as the savior as he comes face-to-face with the villain. I wish the director had cast a young hero as Shivanna looks a bit long in the tooth for such a role. Next up, the biggest surprise of the movie is revealed as the sinister lady is played by Shruthi, complete with unkempt hair, a garish bindi, a cigar, and other accouterments. Full marks to the director for casting an actress as the villain. We had far too many movies wherein male villains have gnashed their teeth and went toe-to-toe with the hero. I am curious about how this character will play out in the movie.
With nearly half of the teaser done, we have Shivarajkumar as the savior as he comes face-to-face with the villain. I wish the director had cast a young hero as Shivanna looks a bit long in the tooth for such a role. Next up, the biggest surprise of the movie is revealed as the sinister lady is played by Shruthi, complete with unkempt hair, a garish bindi, a cigar, and other accouterments. Full marks to the director for casting an actress as the villain. We had far too many movies wherein male villains have gnashed their teeth and went toe-to-toe with the hero. I am curious about how this character will play out in the movie.

I found the trailer of Bhajarangi 2 oddly interesting despite its obvious influences. There’s enough stuff packed in here to pique the interest of the average viewer without revealing too many details. As this is a teaser, I am assuming that the full trailer will be released at a later date. Yes, there’s a sense of familiarity to the action beats and characters, which we have witnessed in K.G.F: Chapter 1 and Avane Srimannarayana. I am willing to give the benefit of the doubt to Harsha, but considering his previous track record, it’s better to be cautious.

Now to the question of whether this movie will be the next big thing in the Kannada film industry. Unlike Yash who has a huge fan following across the state and Rakshit Shetty who is known to eschew conventional heroism, Shivarajkumar is way past his prime and he’s no longer a big box office draw. His penchant for delivering 1 big hit and 10 continuous flops will also work against him. I believe the movie will be a hit, but ultimately, none will remember it 2 years down the line!

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