Devi 2 directed by Vijay takes up from where it left in the previous part. The back story for the second part is tersely conveyed by the voice over of Parthiban and the director wastes no time in setting the premise for the current story. For all those latecomers, Devi (1) was about a cine actress Ruby’s soul occupying the body of a meek villager Devi. Her husband Krishna played by Prabhu Deva is the one who understands this and how the couple tide over this crisis was the first part about. In the interim, the couple has a daughter Pooja and the marriage is now four years old.

Not wanting the ghost to disturb his life anymore, Prabhu Deva seeks the counsel of an astrologer who advises him to go to a place surrounded by water on all sides. Therefore, the couple leaves for Mauritius with Prabhu Deva getting a promotion transfer to the island leaving their daughter Pooja with Tamannaah's parents in the village. What happens in Mauritius is totally unexpected (for the couple, not for the audience) and the film starts there.

Like in the previous version, director continues the horror humor genre in the sequel too retaining the humor component intact in most parts. But for mature audiences, the humor might actually appear lame. The post interval block of Tamannaah and Kovai Sarala foisting a plan comes across juvenile with film references of all the actors including Ajith, Vijay and Suriya. The stretch before the interval involving Tamannaah and Prabhu Deva in the airport episode can sure tickle a few funny bones.

The film in its entirety does not annoy the audience and sails smoothly with the trajectory that includes a conflict, modes to resolve the conflict and the culmination of the conflict. Prabhu Deva is superb in his nonchalant essaying of Krishna who is possessed and also confused. There are also a couple of songs where he entertains the audiences with his dance moves. Tamannaah does get a meaty part to showcase her acting chops but the young lady sometimes appear a little over the top.

Kovai Sarala can be said to be continuing to do what she has been regularly doing in Kanchana franchise. Hope there is some way where she could be asked to dumb down her voice frequency. Nanditha Swetha, Ajmal and Dimple Hayathi do their parts well enough. R J Balaji comes in only post interval in a limited space and does enough to help the story move forward. Sonu Sood is reserved for the last five to ten minutes of the film and his character is a kind of extension of his role from the first part.

Devi 2 does not proclaim itself to be a game changer in Tamil cinema but has strictly adhered to what it is set out for within the limited framework of the story. Kudos to the team for that! Although at a crisp two hours and five minutes of running duration, the film does seem a little stretched especially in the second half perhaps because of some immature writing to solve the ghost crisis. That said, it could work well for the family audiences who seek some kind of breezy entertainment devoid of adult content, blood, gore and serious issues.

Verdict – A no harm time pass for the vacation for families that might work! 
Rating - 2.25/5