Neeya 2 (Eng: You? 2) is a 2019 Indian Tamil romantic horror film written and directed by L. Suresh and produced by Sridhar Arunachalam under the banner of Jumbo Cinemas. The film stars Jai, Catherine Tresa, Raai Laxmi and Varalaxmi Sarathkumar. The soundtrack was composed by Shabir, Gopi Krishna was the editor, Rajavel Mohan was the cinematographer. It is a spiritual successor to the 1979 Kamal Haasan movie Neeya and released on 24 May 2019.
Unlike Neeya? (the 1979 film), Neeya 2, which was announced cashing in on the popularity of the former, isn’t a revenge flick. A triangular love story set in two time periods, its plot revolves around a shape-shifting serpent which goes all out to find its lover, and the struggles it faces in its task.
One of the few positives of the film is that it stays true to the genre by not including unnecessary elements. The cinematography is the biggest plus of the movie which has strictly average CG works in many scenes and not-so-bad music. Raai Laxmi, who has more screen presence than the others in the movie, delivers a decent performance as a snake-woman who undergoes several transitions, while the others are just OK. The multiple flashbacks and weak screenplay make it difficult for the audience to empathise with the characters. The ambitious climax is a letdown, thanks to the ineffective execution. The first requisite for a plot like this to work is the believability factor, and the film lacks it in most of the sequences.
Directed by L. Suresh
Produced by Sridhar Arunachalam
Written by L. Suresh
Starring Jai, Catherine Tresa, Raai Laxmi, Varalaxmi Sarathkumar
Music by Shabir
Cinematography Rajavel Mohan
Edited by Gopi Krishna
Production Jumbo Cinemas
Release date 24 May 2019