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Malaikottai Vaaliban 2 – 5 reasons to wait for the sequel of Mohanlal and Lijo Jose Pellissery’s film

Malaikottai Vaaliban’s climax hinted at a possible sequel to the Mohanlal starrer, helmed by Lijo Jose Pellissery. But the Part 2 will happen only if the period fantasy film performs well.

Malaikottai Vaaliban 2 – 5 reasons to wait for the sequel of Mohanlal and Lijo Jose Pellissery’s film
Malaikottai Vaaliban marked Mohanlal's first collaboration with director LJP

Last Updated: 08.22 PM, Jan 29, 2024


Malaikottai Vaaliban, the period fantasy drama that features Mohanlal in the titular role, has been creating quite a stir on social media from the day of its release. The movie, which is helmed by Lijo Jose Pellissery, has been receiving polarizing reactions from the audience. As reported earlier, the cine-goers are praising Malaikottai Vaaliban for presenting a never-seen-before theatrical experience, while the common audience is disappointed with the film’s slow pace.

However, the end sequence of the Mohanlal starrer hinted that the makers are already planning a sequel to the film. The second part, which has been titled Malaikottai Vaaliban 2, is expected to explore the titular character’s origin story and his return to his roots. But, in a recent press meet, director Lijo Jose Pellissery confirmed that the second part will only happen if the period fantasy film is received well by the audience.

Well, let’s have a look at the 5 reasons to wait for Malaikottai Vaaliban sequel. Have look... (mild spoilers ahead)


The audience now know what to expect

Well, the audience clearly knows what to expect, if Mohanlal and Lijo Jose Pellissery team up once again. The biggest problem with Malaikottai Vaaliban was, that the audiences expected an entertaining action film, while director LJP and his team created a slow-paced layered drama. However, if the sequel happens, it won’t be difficult for the Malayalam cinema audience to guess what will be in store for them.

Mohanlal’s double role

As the tail end of Malaikottai Vaaliban hinted, Mohanlal will play a double role after a very long gap, in the sequel of the period fantasy drama. Interestingly, the superstar will reprise his character, and will also appear in the role of his legendary father, if the sequel ever happens. It will be an absolute treat to watch to see the veteran actor as the broken, lonely Vaaliban and his ruthless father who might or might not be aware of his existence.

Malaikottai Vaaliban’s origin story

The climax of Malaikottai Vaaliban revealed the real intentions of the protagonist’s mentor and adopted father, Ayyanar, and narrated the story of the titular character’s birth. However, if the sequel happens, the audience will get to see the detailed origin story of Vaaliban, his childhood, and much more. Many scenes (right from his romantic scene with Madhangi, where they discuss his mysterious ear studs) of the Lijo Jose Pellissery directorial hinted that many secrets are hidden in its hero’s past.

A bigger and better visual treat

The end scene of Malaikottai Vaaliban also hinted that the sequel, if it ever happens, might involve a lot of visual effects. The scene in which the character of Vaaliban’s unnamed father, a giant with long dreadlocks and a bulky physique, looked extremely impressive on big screen. So, it is quite obvious that Malaikottai Vaaliban 2 will be an even bigger and better visual treat for the Malayalam cinema audience.

More interesting characters

As you may know, the journeys of many prime characters of Malaikottai Vaaliban have already ended. So, it is safe to assume that many new characters will be introduced into the world if director Lijo Jose Pellissery ever decides to make a sequel. However, some characters from Part 1, including Hareesh Perady’s Ayyanar, Sonalee Kulkarni’s Rangapattinam Ranga Rani, and others might return to the sequel.