Who are you to decide where we belong? Goli Soda 2 is all about answering this question posed by three young boys, trying to figure their life out in today's world. When the three boys who aren't aware of each other, face problems in their personal life, a common friend of theirs comes to their rescue. SD Vijay Milton follows the formula he set up with Goli Soda, but does it work well? Read ahead to find out.
Three underdogs- Maaran, Siva and Oli land in trouble with their respective villains for different reasons, and the common point for this hyperlink subject is Samuthirakani, who plays Natesan, an ex-cop. Gautham Vasudev Menon does a special cameo as another police officer, who investigates the reason for all the action that we see in this movie. Anything more about the film would be termed as spoilers, so let's dive right into the technical aspects.
All the lead characters have visible romantic angles, but they don't seem to make a mark. Most of the first half is eaten up with the establishment of the personal lives of the characters. Like most films, the intermission block brings out the conflict in all the stories, but for all the stories to meet, it takes even more time. There is a LOT of action in Goli Soda 2, and stunt master Supreme Sundar must be praised for his work in the film. The performances from the lead boys Bharath Seeni, Essaki Bharath and Vinoth could have been stronger. Though they spoke about the rise of the underdogs, some dialogues seemed force fitted. Since director Vijay Milton has his base in cinematography, some of his frames in GST are impressive! Five directors, namely, Samuthirakani, Saravana Subbaiah, Gautham Menon, Rohini and Vincent Selva have played supporting characters in this film and they have all played their roles well.
The second half relies more on the action, and the intensity that was built around it is praise-worthy. One thing that stood out in the film was Achu Rajamani's music as his background score was admirable. There is one romantic song in the first half, which might seem as a speed-breaker in the screenplay, nevertheless, it was pleasing to the ear. Another powerful track in the latter part of the second half helped the climactic action sequence. At some points in the film, some edit transitions could take one by surprise, but overall, Deepak's cuts seemed fine.
Overall, if director Vijay Milton added more surprise elements and presented this hyperlink without making it very predictable, the film could have worked better than it eventually did.