Vikram's Saamy 2, a sequel to his 2004 blockbuster Saamy, has been on the floors for the last few months. The project reunites Vikram with director Hari after a long hiatus.
Vikram returns as the foul-mouthed cop Aarusaamy in the sequel, which also features Keerthy Suresh in the leading role. Apparently, the principal shooting began from the last week of January 2018 and the makers so far have shot the film across various locations such as Delhi, Noida, Agra, Jaipur, Nainital and Kathmandu among other places.
According to a reliable source, 80 percent of the project has been wrapped up and the team is waiting for the strike to get over so that they can finish the remainder portion.There is a song remaining to be shot for which Vikram and Keerthy Suresh will fly abroad after the Kollywood strike.
The source also added that the entire project will be wrapped up by April. The team hopes to bring the film to cinema halls during the Ramzan festival. Recently, posters from the sets of Saamy Square leaked online and with it, the storyline as well. A glimpse at the posters revealed that the film will be a war between Aarusamyâ€™s son, played by Vikram, and Perumal Pichaiâ€™s son Ravana Pichai, played by Bobby Simha.
It may be mentioned here that in the prequel, Aarusamy brings down the corrupt Perumal Pichai played by veteran actor Kota Srinivasa Rao and it looks like the revenge drama continues between the sons of Aarusamy and Perumal Pichai.
The sequel is set 29 years later and it is believed that Vikram might be essaying dual roles in it. The film has Bobby Simha playing the negative role.
Devi Sri Prasad is composing music for this film. The chartbuster song â€˜Tirunelveli Halwaâ€™ from the first part is getting recreated for a song and fight sequence in the second part. The film originally starred Trisha, who played the heroine in the first part, in a crucial role. However, in October last year, she revealed that she is no longer part of the project and that she opted out due to creative differences. In a tweet, she confirmed her exit and wished the team good luck.
Trishaâ€™s exit came as a shocker to the team which had to reschedule dates for the shoot. Following Trishaâ€™s exit, producer Shibu Thameens is said to have filed a complaint against her over non-cooperation with the Tamil Nadu Producersâ€™ Council. Apparently, Thameens gave Trisha an ultimatum â€“ either to be part of the film or compensate for the heavy losses incurred due to rescheduling of shooting dates. Trisha is yet to officially comment on the ongoing issue. However, not long ago, she slyly tweeted a picture which read â€“ donâ€™t care. She further wrote â€˜yawnâ€™.
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