The film, which is set to release on August 10, is the sequel to Vishwaroopam which released in 2013 amidst a lot of controversy.

Vishwaroopam 2 trailer out Kamals film promises to be an action-packed thriller
Flix Kollywood Monday, June 11, 2018 - 17:17

The trailer of Kamal Haasan’s highly anticipated Vishwaroopam 2 was released on Monday. The Tamil version was released by the actor’s daughter Shruti Haasan, while the Hindi version was released by Bollywood superstar Aamir Khan. Telugu star Jr NTR launched the Telugu version.

The action-packed trailer has Kamal Haasan asserting that it's fine to belong to any religion but that it's wrong to be a traitor to one's nation. The film also gives us a glimpse of Andrea (who plays Kamal's colleague in the film) and Rahul Bose, among other actors. The trailer suggests that Wisam Ahmad Kashmiri gets back together with his estranged wife, played by Pooja Kumar. We also get a shot of Wisam as Viz, the Kathak dancer, suggesting that he may still be sticking with the disguise for a part of the film. The stunt sequences look proming. Ghibran's background score complements the high action in the trailer.

The film, which is set to release on August 10, is the sequel to Vishwaroopam which released in 2013 amidst a lot of controversy. The film faced opposition from Muslim groups which claimed that it should be banned because it portrays Muslims as terrorists.

Kamal Haasan, however, claimed that the protests were politically motivated. He defended the film, stating that he was playing a Muslim man who is the hero of the film. After the death of former TN CM Jayalalithaa, Kamal Haasan openly said that he had been targeted and harassed by her during the time. The actor is said to have suffered heavy financial losses because of the controversies surrounding the film. His experiences are believed to be among the reasons for his decision to take the plunge into politics after Jayalalithaa’s demise.

In Vishwaroopam, Kamal plays a dancer who is actually a RAW agent. Others in the cast included Andrea Jeremiah, Pooja Kumar, Rahul Bose, Shekhar Kapur and Nassar. The sequel retains the core cast. This is Kamal’s first film release after he announced his decision to enter politics and formed the Makkal Neethi Maiam party.

The actor also has Sabash Naidu and Indian 2, which are in different stages of production. After that, he has said that he will focus on his political career and has not signed any other new films.

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