Maari 2 is a neatly packed commercial entertainer with a naughty don, an equally naughty
One of the highlights in the movie is the scope and space given to actors like Sai Pallavi and Tovino Thomas who are like newcomers in the Tamil film industry. Sai Pallavi equals or even surpasses Dhanush with her style of dance. A skilled dancer, she flows along with Dhanush in the song Rowdy Baby, choreographed by Prabhu Deva and composed by Yuvan Shakar Raja. The song is winning hearts, mainly due to the Why this Kolaveri di-style lyrics, the 90s feel brought back by Yuvan and the distinct voice of Dhee. The choreography has elements of Michael Jackson’s costume and dance style. Dhanush and Sai Pallavi are pure naturals in the song.
Coming to Tovino, the director does not show Beeja fighting people nor murdering them face to face. He is not a born criminal, yet he feeds on the weaknesses of people in the world of Maari. We are never scared of Beeja nor does he intend to. He intends to scare Maari towards the end and what follows is a fight sequence between the two. Coming to the fight sequence, Dhanush decides to go on about baring his upper body, revealing his chiseled abs and ripped lean body. The actor, usually stereotyped, makes a stunning screen presence as a feared gangster and even pulls off his lean machine look against the well-built Tovino in the climax.
Overall, Maari 2 is packaged right with commercial elements along with a bit of family drama.