A sequel to "Manichithrathazhu" was the sole reason I watched this movie. However its more of "Chandramukhi II", with focus predominantly on the actor rather than the plot owing to which it doesn't size up quite well. Had the "Nagavalli" been the core premise it would have taken the movie on a different level altogether.
The opening scene doesn't integrate quite well to the the actual plot. If you have seen "Chandramukhi" then the sequel gets quite predictable leaving the novelty/ suspense wiped out completely (infact there is penny dropping moment which should have been avoided). In addition, there are too many family members get associated with the "Nagavalli" plot making it confusing. The CGI's are shoddy and the production values remind of 1980's. Comedy is appalling. Vishnuvardhan smirks were unwanted.
Hopefully the Telugu remake should deliver a product with a greater impact and tie up the loose ends.