Director Samuthirakani’s Nadodigal 2 is set to hit screens in February. The film is a sequel of the 2009 Nadodigal, starring Sasikumar in the lead. It went on floors early in 2018, and wrapped shoot in June.
Actress Anjali, who plays one of the leads in the film, shared a poster on her twitter handle, and said that the audio launch will happen soon.
— Anjali (@yoursanjali) January 27, 2019
The film stars Bharani, Athulya, MS Bhaskar, Namo Narayanan, Tulasi, Sri Ranjani in supporting roles. Music is composed by Justin Prabhakaran. While the original, which had a successful run at the box office, was produced by S Michael Rayappan of Global Entertainer, the sequel is produced by S Nandagopal of Madras Entertainment.
The director reportedly said in a recently interview that the upcoming film will have no connection to the earlier one. It is also said that the film revolves around caste issues, with four protagonists who are against caste. It follows the story of what happens when they unite against caste elements in society.
Speculations say that the film is inspired by the social reformer Jeevanandam, and Samuthirakani has named Sasikumar’s character after him. Anjali’s character is said to be inspired by Sengodi, the 20-year-old woman who died protesting against the death sentences awarded to Rajiv Gandhi assassination convicts. The title of the film was initially planned to be Raththam, but Sasikumar later suggested Nadodigal 2.
The 2009 film Naadodigal featured a group of friends who fight all odds to help a couple elope. The couple split up later, enraging the friends who each lost something important in their bid to help the couple.