Indian 2 is an upcoming Tamil action thriller film directed and written by S. Shankar. It is the sequel to one of the largest Pan-Indian blockbusters, Indian, which was also directed and written by Shankar, who was also the showrunner.
The next sequel is produced by Allirajah Subaskaran under the banner of B. Jeyamohan, Lakshmi Saravanakumar, and Kabilan Vairamuthu, in collaboration with Shanker.
Allirajah Subaskaran produces Indian 2 through Lyca Productions, the same company that produced Tamil Sci-Fi 2.0, India’s second most expensive film after RRR.
The Cast of Indian 2
The Indian cinema’s legendary actor The film’s main protagonist is Kamal Haasan, who will reprise his roles as Senapathy a.k.a. Indian and Chandra Bose a.k.a. Chandra from the original film.
Sukanya will play Haasan’s wife Amrithavalli opposite him. Along with the main cast, the film will feature actresses Rakul Preet Singh and Priya Bhavani Shankar, as well as actor Siddharth, who was previously seen in Disney+Hotstar’s sci-fi thriller web-series Escaype Live.
Veteran actor Nedumudi Venu, who played Muthu Krishnaswamy in the original film, will reprise his role. Bobby Simha, Samuthirakani, Delhi Ganesh, Vennela Kishore, George Maryan, Manobala, Sathish, and Vinod Sagar are among the other stars and Gulshan Grover will also play pivotal roles in the film.
Indian 2 Technical Crew
If we talk about technical work, earlier, Ravi Verman agreed to work as the cinematographer in the film but due to production delays, soon he left the project after becoming committed to Mani Ratnam’s Ponniyin Selvan and was subsequently replaced by R. Rathnavelu, who previously worked in Enthiran with S. Shankar.
National Film Awards and multiple other awards-winning film editor A. Sreekar Prasad is handling the film’s editing work while the young Tamil music composer Anirudh Ravichander, who is the son of Tamil actor Ravi Raghavendra has composed the music and background score of the film.
Delay in Production & Legal Issues
The sequel was announced way back in September 2017 with director Shankar re-uniting with Haasan after more than 20 years. There were many hurdles coming, in the way of film production since the shoot began, for example, the 2019 Indian General Election in which Haasan’s party also participated, then the COVID-19 pandemic.
However, other than these reasons, one thing that severely affected the shoot and halted it was the incident that occurred in February 2020, during shooting, when a crane carrying a heavy flashlight fell on the sets, resulting in the deaths of three crew members including an assistant director and leaving more than 10 people injured.
After the incident, a case was filed against the film’s production studio Lyca Productions, and Haasan and Shankar were also summoned by the CBI, to investigate the accident during the shooting. Apart from that other disputes like budget overrun, and legal dispute due to other commitments of the cast and crew has also halted the shoot.
It was said that the film had been shelved, but there is good news for the Kamal Haasan fans that the filming is likely to resume soon. During the press meet of his upcoming highly-anticipated action thriller Vikram, Haasan revealed that Indian 2 will definitely happen and the talks are going on to resume the shoot.
Indian 2 Release Date
As the legal and personal dispute is not resolved completely, it will be too early to say anything about the release date of the film but going with Kamal Haasan’s statements, the film can be released at the end of 2023.
Actor Kamal Haasan himself gave an update:
— Kamal Haasan (@ikamalhaasan) September 22, 2022