Directed by: K. S. Ravikumar
Starring: Sudeep, Nithya Menen, Prakash Raj, Ravi Shankar, Achyuth Kumar, Sadhu Kokila, Chikkanna
Kotigobba 2 is a kind of tribute to Kannada legend Vishnuvardhan who had made Kotigobba in 2001 based on Basha. All three films have criminal characters leading a dual life. Other than this similarity, Kotigobba 2 is independent in everything else but its name.
Sudeep plays a meek nice guy who works as a small-time real estate dealer and is well liked by his neighbors. However, his hidden side is that of a high-risk thief. The real estate version of Sudeep convinces everyone that there exists an evil twin of his that’s into all the high profile crimes he’s accused of. The rest of the movie is a cat and mouse between corrupt cops and him as he tries to successfully con everyone around him.
Kotigobba 2 is well remembered for a brilliant transition scene by Sudeep from the meek beaten up and broken Satya to the arrogant ‘twin’ Shiva.