Lenin Vijay (Vijay Kumar) is a chemical engineering graduate who is waiting for job and spends time with his group of friends. With some recommendation, he joins a pesticides factory in the locality.
Though the manufacturing unit is banned in the United Kingdom, it is allowed to function here due to political support. Soon after joining the factory, Lenin finds that MIC (Methyl Isocyanide) leaks from the plant.
Soon, a couple of incidents happen and one of them takes away the life of Lenin’s own friend. Lenin, along with his girlfriend Isai Vaani (Vismaya), starts spreading awareness about the plant.
Though he seeks the attention of the factory’s owner, people and politicians that a disaster is waiting, no one listens to him. Finally, poisonous gas leaks from the factory and kills hundreds of people.
Lenin now becomes an activist and politician. He starts a war against wicked politicians and greedy businessmen. Does he emerge success or not is what Uriyadi all about.
A spiritual sequel to Uriyadi, Uriyadi 2 directed by Vijay Kumar (who has played the lead role as well) is a movie that speaks about disasters triggered by careless corporates and politicians.
Vijay has once again come up with gripping writing and convincing performance. But the movie goes on talking about ill-effects of harmful manufacturing units and gives the feel of watching a documentary at places.
However, the director should be lauded for his research and adding authenticity to almost every scene. Others in the cast have done justice to their respective roles.
Vijay has packed everything in a sharp and crisp manner. Govind Vasantha of 96 fame has come up with great musical score. Uriyadi 2 runs for less than two hours and that’s a major advantage.
Uriyadi 2 – Chemical reaction
Rating: 3.25 out of 5