Udhayakrishna announces Raja 2 through Masterpiece!
Mammootty’s Masterpiece was released on Thursday (December 21) to a thunderous reception from the fans. Though the critic reviews were mixed, the movie seems to have struck a chord with the commoners; especially among the youngsters who love to watch mass action flicks. Udhayakrishna has scripted the movie and is directed by Ajai Vasudev of Rajadhiraja fame.
Udhayakrishna also appears in a cameo role as himself in Masterpiece. When asked by one of the characters about his next film, he says it’s ‘Raja 2’, the sequel of Pokkiriraja. It is worth a mention that director Vysakh had announced the sequel earlier this year. But, since there were no further developments many presumed that the project has been shelved. But with scriptwriter Udhayakrishna himself making an announcement through Masterpiece, fans can be assured that the project is definitely on.
Raja 2 will have Mammootty reprising the character Raja from his 2010 blockbuster Pokkiriraja. It was Vysakh’s first film and the movie became a huge blockbuster. The director is now fresh from the historic blockbuster of Pulimurugan, so expectations are huge on Raja 2. This upcoming movie will not be a sequel to Pokkiriraja, only the character is taken forward to the next part. The story, backdrop and the setting will be entirely different.
Opening up more on Raja 2, director Vysakh had earlier 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.”
Reportedly, Raja 2 will be a big budget film and Tomichan Mulakupadam is funding it under his banner Mulakupadam Films. The movie is being planned as a trilingual in Tamil, Malayalam and Telugu. It is not yet known when Mammootty would start shooting for this film as he already has a long list of projects coming up next year. Let’s wait for an official announcement from the maker’s side.