Kanchana 2 (marketed as Muni 3: Kanchana 2) is a 2015 Tamil horror comedy film written, produced and directedby Raghava Lawrence , who enacted dual roles in it. It is the third installment in the Muni series after Muni 2: Kanchana. The film, also featuring Taapsee Pannu, Nithya Menen and Kovai Sarala in lead roles, released worldwide on 17 April 2015. The Telugu version Ganga was released on 1 May 2015. The film is being remade in Kannada as Kalpana 2 and is due for release in June 2016.
The film begins with a couple visiting a friend’s home for dinner. To their surprise, the hosts are not home and the place is haunted. In the present, Raghava (Raghava Lawrence) is a cameraman for the channel Green TV where his girlfriend Nandini (Tapsee Pannu) also works. When Green TV drops down to second position in the ratings, Nandini advises to shoot a horror program to bring their channel back to the first position. After the board members agree on this plan, Nandini decides on a location with a house with an intense haunted look, without knowing the fact that it is actually haunted. She sets out with Raghava, his watchman Mayil (Mayilsamy), Dr. Prasad (Sriman) and the anchor Pooja (Pooja Ramachandran) to complete the task.
While shooting on a nearby beach, Nandini discovers a Thali, and after the discovery, mysterious events start taking place. So, Nandini decides to visit a priest. The priest discovers that the Thali is actually haunted, lets Nandini out of his room and returns the Thali to the spirit. But Nandini doesn’t seem to believe it and the priest challenges her to check the place where she had taken it from. After Nandini and Pooja disturb the Thali for a second time, it doesn’t leave them. She rushes to the priest and he helps her. As instructed by him, she prepares a coffin and a groomed woman’s corpse which has the Thali. They move to a distance and shoot to see that the coffin literally breaks open and the dead woman is dragged by the ghost. All the members run away out of fear and Raghava collapses. The priest who helps Nandini is also killed by the ghost. Nandini tries to wake Raghava up but is too late as she gets possessed by the ghost of Ganga.