Dhanush-Tovino-Sai Pallavi trio’s Maari 2 planned as a big budget movie
We had recently reported about a sequel being made for Dhanush’s 2015 film Maari. Balaji Mohan, who helmed the first part, will be directing the sequel as well. Promising young Malayali actor Tovino Thomas is playing the antagonist and Premam fame Sai Pallavi has been roped in to play the female lead.
Singing Tovino as the villain was a great move by the makers as the actor enjoys good market in Kerala. The director had recently said that he enjoyed sketching Tovino’s villain character and assured that his combination scenes with Dhanush will be very interesting. The villain role in the first part, played by Vijay Yesudas, was the movie’s weakest link. So, the director has taken extra care this time to place a strong antagonist opposite the powerful Maari.
Eventhough Sai Pallavi is yet to make an appearance in Tamil cienma, the actress has a great fan following courtesy the success of her films like Premam and Fidaa. All these factors would certainly work in favour of Maari 2.
Maari is an action-comedy drama that had Dhanush playing the titular role. Despite releasing amid huge hype, the movie could emerge only as a mediocre success. Inspite of being an average grosser, Maari is having a sequel thanks to the hugely popularity of Dhanush’s character and Anirudh’s music, which was a rage among the youngsters. It is still not known if Anirudh will be composing for the sequel as well.
Dhanush’s Wunderbar Films will be producing Maari 2. The makers have informed that the movie will be made as a bilingual in Tamil and Telugu. Both the movies will be seperately shot and released simultaneously. The sequel is being planned to be made on a bigger scale than the first part with higher production values. With a star studded line up of actors, Maari 2 is expected to do some great business in the box office.