Pokkiri Raja 2 to go on floors from August
Last year, director Vysakh had announced the sequel for his hit film Pokkiri Raja. Mammootty and Prithviraj played the lead roles in the movie, which was released back in 2010. The sequel titled Raja 2 is said to be a spin off on Mammootty’s character from the movie. As per latest reports, shoot for the movie will be commencing from the first week of August.
Pre-production works like location scouting and casting process are currently progressing. If reports are to be believed, the movie will have two female leads and Anusree has been confirmed to play one. There is still no information about Prithviraj reprising his role from Pokkiri Raja. An official announcement with full details regarding the cast and crew members is expected to be made by the makers very soon.
Raja 2 will be director Vysakh’s next after the all-time blockbuster Pulimurugan, which was released two years back in 2016. With that movie’s massive success, Vysakh established himself as one of leading filmmakers in the industry. So expectations are huge when he teams up with Mammootty for Raja 2. He has planned to make the movie on a big scale with a lavish budget.
Udhayakrishna, who scripted Pokkiri Raja, will be scripting Raja 2 as well. According to him, the story, backdrop and the setting of Raja 2 will be entirely different from Pokkiri Raja. Opening up more on Raja 2, director Vysakh in an earlier interview had said, “Since the sensibilities of today’s audience is not the same as in 2010, Raja 2 will be a more racy and technically advanced movie. It will be an action packed entertainer that can be enjoyed by the fans, kids and the families as well. It will have all necessary elements that one would expect in a Mammootty starrer – a complete package with action, humour and family drama.”
Mammootty is currently busy shooting in Hyderabad for his Telugu film Yatra, in which he is playing the role of late Andhra CM YS Rajashekhara Reddy. He will be returing back by the end of month to start shooting for Raja 2 from August.