The Maari 2 team has been promoting the film aggressively and they've announced that they will be making a first look reveal about every character in the film starting from Wednesday. Dhanush's first look had been revealed a while ago.
On Wednesday evening, director Balaji Mohan revealed the first look of Sai Pallavi's character from the film - Araathu Aanandhi. Calling Sai Pallavi's role "a fun character that's also right at the heart of the story of Maari 2", Balaji put up the poster featuring the actor. 'Araathu' means someone who's a bit of a "rowdy" in behaviour.
Sai Pallavi appears to be playing the role of an auto driver in the film as she sports a khaki shirt. She also has a nose piercing.
Hereâ€™s the first of the #Maari2CharacterPosters!@Sai_Pallavi92 as #AraathuAanandhi !
A fun character thatâ€™s also right at the heart of the story of #Maari2
Maariâ€™s Aanandhi pic.twitter.com/JY0GJcsNQTâ€” Balaji Mohan (@directormbalaji) November 7, 2018
This will be Sai Pallavi's second release in Tamil. The actor made her debut in the industry with Diya, a horror film directed by AL Vijay. However, the film was panned by most critics for its predictable plot and problematic take on abortion. Despite the flop, Sai Pallavi remains tremendously popular in Tamil Nadu, thanks to the phenomenal run of Premam, in which she played Malar Miss.
Sai Pallavi is also popular in the Telugu film industry, having delivered hits like Fidaa and MCA. In Malayalam, she followed up Premam with the hit film Kali, in which she co-starred with Dulquer Salmaan.
Maari 2 is the sequel to the 2015 Dhanush film Maari. The sequel is produced by Dhanush's Wunderbar Films and also has Malayalam star Tovino Thomas in the cast. Tovino, who has acted in another production by Wunderbar called Tharangam, is believed to be playing a negative role. Varalaxmi Sarathkumar, who was recently seen in the Vijay starrer Sarkar, is also part of Maari 2.
The film has music by Yuvan Shankar Raja and is expected to release in December this year.