Pizza is one of the memorable movies in modern Tamil cinema for it was beautifully made horror with elements of black comedy embedded amidst its proceedings. The Villa – Pizza 2 is not the sequel to Pizza as many would have thought, but tries to keep the Pizza franchise alive by using some elements of Pizza to its advantage. A twist at the end of the movie, a haunted house and usage of materials as important plot elements are some of the similarities that one can find between Pizza and The Villa – Pizza 2. The rest is completely different.
Jebin (Ashok Selvan) is a writer who struggles to make a living though his profession. He learns that there is a Villa in Pondicherry to be inherited by him, which was owned by his father (Nasser) previously. Jebin’s girlfriend Arthi (Sanchitha Shetty) becomes so attached to the villa but Jebin decides to sell it off to tackle his financial troubles. In the process, Jebin learns that his villa is not yet another villa but a place of secrets and mystery. What unfolds after his learning forms the rest of the script.
Director Deepan Chakravarthy’s The Villa – Pizza 2 is quite a straightforward horror movie unlike Pizza. The director puts forth three tracks of plots in front of the audiences at the start of the movie and concentrates on one. He also successfully convinces the audiences on bridging the three plots with logic. The characterization is also good and plays to the advantage of the movie.
If the movie watchers keep Pizza in mind and go watch The Villa – Pizza 2, the result would be a bit of disappointment. Although there is an end twist in The Villa – Pizza 2 too, it is not as interesting as it was in Pizza. Also, The Villa is quite serious about its proceedings and one cannot expect the black comedy.