The official teaser of Uriyadi 2, sequel to the award-winning 2016 political thriller of the same name was released on Saturday.
The teaser begins with actor Vijay Kumar, who has also directed the film, standing in front of a huge banner. It is a candle-light mourning for the loss of several people whose faces adorn the banner. The familiar background music from ‘Agnikunjondru’ we heard in the first film begins playing followed by Vijay Kumar’s voice telling us “Whenever social equality is lost, chaos reins in entirety. Humanity becomes questionable. Patience begets loss.”
By the looks of the teaser, the film is going to be an action-packed one. The montages of the clashes and stunts build up to the urgency and upheaval among people in the film.
Vijay sits in a dimly lit room, a poster of Che Guevara in the background, and people bearing candles and torches turn into protesters wearing black, lead on by him. Concluding this teaser are the lines, “We should get involved in politics or politics will get involved in our lives."
Without giving away too much, the teaser promises an engaging political thriller.
Produced by Suriya’s 2D Entertainments, the film has been scheduled to hit the screens this summer. Sudhakar and Vismaya play important roles in this film.
Vijay made his film debut in 2016 with the political thriller Uriyadi set in the 1990s. In it, he played Lenin Vijay, a college-going youth, who along with his three other friends, gets embroiled in a larger political plan by a caste obsessed influential man.
Vijay received several awards for this film that is regarded as Tamil cinema’s finest political thrillers of all time. Uriyadi won Best Production at Norway Film Festival as well. In addition to reaping critical acclaim from all quarters, the film was also appreciated for its realistic action sequences and clear portrayal of caste politics in the state.
While Uriyadi had its songs composed Malayalam band Masala Coffee, its sequel has music by Govind Vasantha. Interestingly, Vijay Kumar, in addition to writing, directing, producing and acting had also composed the background score for the first film.