Kazhugu, released in the year 2012, marked the directorial debut of director Sathya Siva and featured Krishna and Bindu Madhavi as the lead pair. The star cast also included Karunas, Thambi Ramaiah and Praveen in pivotal roles.
After six long years, there would be a sequel to this blockbuster. Reports are that the shooting has begun already and is progressing. Sathya Siva is wielding the megaphone for the sequel and Yuvan Shankar Raja, who had scored music for Kazhugu has been retained for this project too.
The cinematographer and editor are different this time. Gopi Krishna and Raja Bhattacharya will be handling the editing and cinematography departments respectively. Tiruppur PA Ganesan is bankrolling the project under his banner GK Studios.
Kazhugu, a comedy thriller, was produced by Krishna's father KK Sekhar along with KS Madhubala under the banners Talking Times and Arun Film Entertainments respectively. The film was made on a budget of Rs 3 crores and collected Rs 10 crores at the box office. Kazhugu was reportedly based on real-life incidents.
The film had several celebs making special appearance in it and they include Aarthi, Arya, Divyadarshini, Ganeshkar, Janani Iyer, Jennifer, Jiiva, Kala, Keerthi, Linguswamy, Oviya, Pandiraj, Perarasu, Premji Amaren, Priya Anand, Pushpavanam Kuppusamy, Radhika, SJ Surya, Sanjeev, Sivakarthikeyan, Thaman, Venkat Prabhu, Vijayalakshmi and Vishnuvardhan. This has given rise to speculations that there may be guest appearances by leading actors in the sequel too. However, the director is yet to confirm this.
It may be mentioned here that Kazhugu was the title of the 1981 hit movie starring Rajinikanth in the lead role. However, it was not a remake but the filmmakers merely opted to use the title for the project.
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