It starts with ‘I know everything’ Shivani Shivaji Roy making a heroic entry to the crime scene. A girl is brutally raped and Shivani bashes her colleague for focusing on the media rather than the case. And she hates the reporters. Investigating the case, she opens up a couple of new ones. A psychopath named Sunny (Vishal Jethwa) is behind all this.
The second half of the film follows Tom & Jerry’s format between Shivani and Sunny. With the obligation of getting transferred, Shivani decides to wrap up this case before she’s gone for bad. The rest of the story is all about how and when she’ll get till Sunny.
Rani Mukerji carries forward the fire in her from the prequel. She loves to be Shivani Shivaji Roy and that’s why it comes as so believable on screen. She deserved better dialogues but balances this liability with her act. Another memorable performance!
Vishal Jethwa brings in the chills to the narrative with his superlative performance. A brilliantly sketched character portrayed with an equal amount of creepiness. A mixture of sympathy & empathy, Vishal’s manipulative character Sunny is created to make you hate him. But, he somewhere has a bit of human alive in him which plays with your mind.
Mardaani 2 is a disturbing yet a required watch. It’s tightly packaged & you may not like what’s in it but you’ll have to take a look because it’s happenings for real. Kudos Rani Mukerji, Vishal Jethwa & the team for showing us the mirror.