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Selvaraghavan: “I Won’t Rest Till I Make ‘Aayirathil Oruvan 2’ And ‘Pudhupettai 2′”

Selvaraghavan may make sequel to Pudhupettai and Aayirathil Oruvan

Selvaraghavan has confirmed that he will make sequels to Pudupettai and Aayirathil Oruvan. According to News18, he responded to a fan’s comment on Twitter with “I’m just 42-year-old [sic]. I won’t rest till I make ‘Aayirathil Oruvan 2’ and ‘Pudhupettai 2’.”

We were unable to find the tweet, but Selvaraghavan did indeed say this:

To which Yuvan Shankar Raja responded: 

An old report – dated Jan 2017 – in TOI quotes Selvaraghavan as saying he will make the Aayirathil Oruvan sequel sometime next year. 


Pudhupettai (2006) told the story of the rise and fall of a gangster – Kokki Kumar played by Dhanush. The film was a super hit, and was critically acclaimed as well. Dhanush’s performance, the film’s cinematography, and Yuvan Shankar Raja’s music all were praised, earning the film a cult status. 

Aayirathil Oruvan (2010) was an adventure-romance in which an archaeologist discovers that a long-lost dynasty still survives. Declared a hit film, it gained Selvaraghavan considerable praise for breaking away from the usual stereotypes of Tamil cinema. 

A sequel, therefore, to both films will come with a lot of expectations. 

Meanwhile, Selvaraghavan is shooting Mannavan Vanthanadi with Santhanam, and awaiting the release of Nenjam Marapathillai