Balaji Mohan’s Maari featured Dhanush in the memorable role of a local ruffian.
The film’s sequel is gearing up for release later this year and it features an ensemble cast of Sai Pallavi, Varalaxmi Sarath Kumar, Tovino Thomas and Krishna among others.
According to media reports, the latest entrant to the team is actress Vidya Pradeep, known for her work in films such as Pasanga 2 and Saivam.
She is playing a crucial role in Maari 2 and she’s already started shooting for the film.
Maari 2 was supposed to materialize much earlier but due to Dhanush’s multiple commitments, including his directorial project Power Paandi, the project had to be pushed for later.
In the film, Dhanush played a dhoti-clad, moustache twirling local rowdy and he will return in the same getup for the sequel, which will be bankrolled by Wunderbar Films.
Malayalam actor Tovino Thomas, who has worked in films such as Oru Mexican Aparatha and Godha and recently in Dhanush’s maiden Malayalam production Tharanga, has been roped in to play the role of the antagonist in Maari 2. The film will be made as a bilingual in Tamil and Telugu and will be released in both languages.
The project, which is on the brink of completion, is expected to hit the screens in the second half of 2018. Since it was recently confirmed that Dhanush plans to release Vada Chennai in September, it’s quite likely that Maari 2 might release for Dussehra festival.
Maari 2 also marks the reunion of Dhanush and composer Yuvan Shankar Raja after 9 years. They last worked together in 2008 film Yaaradi Nee Mohini, a remake of Telugu film Aadavari Matalaku Arthale Verule.
It’ll be an interesting combination to look forward to as the duo has given several chartbusters over the years.
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