The poster for the sequel of filmmaker CS Amudhan's Tamizh Padam was released by actor Siddharth.
The first film, which came out in 2010, was a parody on Tamil cinema which starred Shiva and Disha Pandey in lead roles. The film took potshots at several blockbusters from the Tamil film industry and was a success at the box-office.
The sequel, titled Tamizh Padam 2, will supposedly release on 25.05.2018. The poster also says that the film will have a 'Tamil Rockers' release on the very next day. It further calls Tamil Rockers, a persistent thorn in the flesh for Kollywood, their "official piracy partner".
From the poster, it appears that Tamizh Padam 2 will parody the cop film genre.
The shoot for the film will begin on December 11, says the poster. Siddharth's tweet parodies the film promos that we've seen over the years, addressing the actor, director and producer in hyperbolic terms.
Ellame inimey oru maadhiriya dhaan nadakkum! Happy to launch the release poster of #TP2point0 No theory. Only practical. A @csamudhan classic. Starring Akila Ulaga Superstar @actorshiva Puratchi producer @sash041075 Joooot!!! pic.twitter.com/q4BDw9ZcjH— Siddharth (@Actor_Siddharth) December 9, 2017
Following this tweet, the actor also said that his Twitter account had been hacked and that he can't be held responsible for the "objectionable tweets". He further hilariously added that he'd reported the issue to the cyber crime police and that they'd solved the issue in just six minutes.
This is possibly a reference to the Suchi Leaks controversy as well as the times when celebrities have deleted their tweets, sensing trouble and claiming that it wasn't they who'd tweeted.
Sorry my account has been hacked last 6 minutes. I have reported to cyber crime and they solved it. Hackers have released some objectionable tweets. It's not me. Thank you. #TP2point0— Siddharth (@Actor_Siddharth) December 9, 2017
Interestingly, Tamizh Padam had parodied the Shankar film Boys, in which Siddharth made his debut as hero, among other films. Meanwhile, director CS Amudhan tweeted that he was shocked to see the poster while Siddharth advised that they "approach Delhi" to sort it out.
Good morning sir. Enna sir ungalukke ippadina appo naanga? Shocking. We must approach Delhi. https://t.co/xeN8KNUo7c— Siddharth (@Actor_Siddharth) December 9, 2017
Unfortunately, not everyone understood Siddharth's tweets!
Indian journalism at its peaks. Proud moment. Dear India Today, please don't watch #TP2point0 You may not understand anything. P. S. - It's not my film. It's a big star film directed by a legend. Thanks. https://t.co/PKugHGsBda— Siddharth (@Actor_Siddharth) December 9, 2017