Director Balaji Mohan has wrapped up the shoot of Maari 2 – one of the most awaited sequels of this year. The film’s lead actor, Dhanush, and the director shared the news on social media. The film’s release date is yet to be announced.
And that’s a wrap for #maari2 .. loved being maari once again. Can’t wait to be maari again. A character I enjoy and cherish playing. #tharalocal #senjuruven thank you @directormbalaji @omdop @Sai_Pallavi92 @Actor_Krishna @ttovino @thisisysr Robo and Vinod.
— Dhanush (@dhanushkraja) August 10, 2018
It’s a wrap for #Maari2! Had so much fun bringing this character to life on screen again with the ever awesome @dhanushkraja Sir! #Maari rocks! ✊?? Will miss him! Till next time ? pic.twitter.com/wQXX7Uttey
— Balaji Mohan (@directormbalaji) August 11, 2018
— Tovino Thomas (@ttovino) August 10, 2018
While Kajal Aggarwal was a part of the original film that released three years ago, Sai Pallavi is the female lead in Maari 2. She will reportedly play the role of an auto driver. The film also stars Tovino Thomas, who plays the antagonist, Varalaxmi Sarathkumar, Vidya Pradeep, Rob Shankar and Kalloori Vinoth in supporting roles.
Prabhu Deva has choreographed a song for the film. The music has been composed by Yuvan Shankar Raja. The music composer is collaborating with Dhanush after almost a decade, the last two films being Parattai Engira Azhagu Sundaram (2007) and Yaaradi Nee Mohini (2008).
And we finished filming #maari2 song with our beloved dancing legend @PDdancing sir. Thank you so much sir for all the encouragement , kindness and motivation. I had a great time working with you. Big big hug
— Dhanush (@dhanushkraja) August 3, 2018
In the award-winning film Maari (2015), Dhanush played a fierce, morally ambiguous don of North Madras. Maari is a ruffian who loves talking down to people and whose pastime is rearing and racing pigeons. In Maari 2, Dhanush reprises his role of the eccentric local gangster. The film is produced by the actor’s production house Wunderbar Films.
Apart from this, the actor is awaiting the release of his other films, including his first-ever international project The Extraordinary Journey of the Fakir based on the French novel L’ extraordinaire voyage du fakir qui était resté coincé dans une armoire Ikéa ( The Extraordinary Journey of the Fakir who got trapped in an Ikea Wardrobe), written by Romain Puertolas. The plot follows 38-year-old Ajatashatru Oghash Rathod from Mumbai who embarks on an extraordinary voyage across Europe. Directed by Canadian filmmaker Ken Scott, Berenice Bejo, the Oscar-nominated actress of The Artist, co-stars with Dhanush.
The actor also has Vetrimaaran’s ambitious trilogy Vada Chennai, Gautham Menon’s romantic drama Enai Noki Paayum Thota and an untitled project backed by Kalaipuli S. Thanu.