Tovino Thomas joins the sets of Dhanush’s Maari 2
Shoot for Dhanush’s Maari 2 is progressing at a brisk pace. After wrapping up the first schedule in Tenkasi, the team is now shooting some major portions in Chennai. Balaji Mohan, who helmed the first part, is directing the sequel as well. Malayali actor Tovino Thomas joined the team last day. He informed it to his followers with a tweet which reads,
Joined the sets of #Maari2 ! Amazing Team , overwhelming experience @dhanushkraja @directormbalaji
Tovino plays the antagonist in the movie. His casting came as a big surprise but director Balaji Mohan had clear plans while roping him in. Though the first part, Maari, was not a big hit, it had a wide reach. So the director collected feedback on what went wrong in the movie. While scripting, he took all that into consideration, and first designed the antagonist. The script was later developed from him. The role demanded an intense actor and that’s how they signed Tovino Thomas.
Premam fame Sai Pallavi plays Dhansuh’s pair in the movie. Varalakshmi Sarath Kumar and Krishna will also be seen in crucial roles. The USP of Maari was argubaly its music by Anirudh Ravichander. But in the sequel, Yuvan Shankar Raja has replaced him. It is after a long gap that Yuvan is composing for a Dhanush starrer, so expectations are high among the fans.
Dhanush himself is producing the movie under his banner Wunderbar Films. The makers have informed that the movie is being made as a bilingual in Tamil and Telugu.