The teaser of Tamizh Padam 2, sequel to the howlarious parody film that came out in 2010 directed by CS Amudhan, was released on Friday.
The 40-second teaser is a laughter-fest, giving us a good idea of the films that have been handpicked by the makers to be parodied. But the cherry on the cake is the uncanny recreation of the swearing in ceremony of Deputy CM O Panneerselvam after Jayalalithaaâ€™s demise. And it only gets better.
The sequel, being a parody of the cop genre, checks several of the cop films that have released in Tamil in recent years and includes some other blockbusters as well. There are references to Vishalâ€™s Thupparivalan, Vijayâ€™s Thuppaki and Mersal, Ajithâ€™s Mankatha and Vivegam, and Vijay Sethupathiâ€™s Vikram Vedha. The conspicuous absence of the Singam franchise makes one hope it has a special place in the main film, or perhaps the trailer.
The filmmakers have also made the best use of all that has been happening in the state these past years. In December last year, they released a poster featuring actor Shiva, the star of the comedy franchise, pulling an O Panneerselvam. Dressed in a crisp white shirt and veshti. Shiva sits meditating in front of a memorial, while a host of photographers click pictures of him in the background.
A few days before that, they released a poster taking a dig at Tamil Rockers, the notorious piracy website.
Last week, the makers released yet another poster, this time a â€śfirst look of the press release regarding delay in the release of Tamizh Padam 2.Oâ€ť taking a dig at Shankar's 2.O (among other films) which has been postponed several times.
Director Venkat Prabhu tweeted the 'reason' behind the delay in Tamizh Padam 2.O's release. The 'press release' said that the delay was because the film requires extensive CGI work in order to make the lead actors look good.
The film stars Shiva, Disha Pandey, and Iswarya Menon, and will hit the screens this July.