It was recently announced that Mysskin and Vishal will reunite for the sequel to their highly successful Tamil crime thriller, Thupparivaalan. Not long ago, Mysskin met Vishal at Cappadocia in Turkey where he was shooting for Sundar C’s upcoming film, Action. A picture from their meeting was shared by Vishal’s publicist on social media and it immediately went viral.
On Tuesday, it was announced that maestro Ilaiyaraaja will compose music for the film. Vishal and Mysskin met Ilaiyaraaja and handed over a cheque to officially welcome him on board the highly anticipated sequel.
On this wonderful Day as I enter into my 15th year in the Industry, I am Delighted to have #Ilaiyaraaja Sir onboard for composing the music for #Thupparivaalan2
My Career comes a full circle by having #Maestro composing music for my film for the first time....GB pic.twitter.com/6n9mRU7Vtg— Vishal (@VishalKOfficial) September 10, 2019
In Thupparivaalan, Vishal played a detective called Kaniyan Poogundran, modeled after Sherlock Holmes. Actor Prasanna played his sidekick, a character very close to Sherlock’s partner Dr Watson.
Even before the film’s release, Vishal confirmed he will be reuniting with Mysskin for the sequel. Soon after its release, Thupparivaalan was panned by a section of critics and audience for being heavily inspired by Sherlock Holmes.
Mysskin had said only his lead characters were inspired by Sherlock Holmes and Dr Watson. “Everyone gets inspired from something or the other. Edgar Allen Poe came up with the first detective story and then came Sherlock Holmes. There is a thin line between inspiration and plagiarism,” Mysskin had said in a statement. “My story has nothing related to Sherlock Holmes or other detective movies. Thupparivaalan has anecdotes from Subramaniya Bharathi, Mahatma Gandhi; there is love, friendship and ego. This is something I always wanted to write,” he added.
It has already been confirmed that Prasanna will return to play his character from the first part. The rest of the casting, however, is yet to be finalised for Thupparivaalan 2. A source close to Vishal confirmed that the film will be produced by the actor and will roll from November after the completion of Sundar C’s project.
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