Set in North Madras, Pudhupettai also features Sneha and Sonia Aggarwal in key roles
Selvaraghavan, who impressed both the audience and critics alike, with his performances in Saani Kaayidham and Beast, in multiple interviews, hinted at the possibility of penning a sequel to Dhanush-starrer, Pudhupettai, which was released in 2006. This made Dhanush's fans ask Selvaraghavan about part 2 of the film, on Twitter. They can't wait to see their favourite actor in the most-dreaded gangster avatar, once again!
The director told Film Companion that Pudhupettai could be explored as a sequel. "I would love to do it when the time comes. I think we’ll have more freedom, considering the emergence of the OTT space. It is going to be totally different!"
Pudhupettai concludes with a climax where, surrounded by enemies, Dhanush leaves his newborn child in a bin. Set in North Madras, the film also features Sneha and Sonia Aggarwal in key roles. The original witnessed Dhanush play Kokki Kumar, and it is considered one of his most iconic characters to date.
Interestingly, Vijay Sethupathi played a brief role as one of the gangsters in Pudhupettai. But, he wasn't a popular face then. If Pudhupettai 2 materialises, it would be interesting to see how Selvaraghavan sketches Vijay Sethupathi's character, considering that he's a star on his own right now.
The iconic gangster drama, which has music by Yuvan Shankar Raja, was re-released in theatres in 2019 to a rousing response from film buffs. In 2020, one may recall Selvaraghavan confirming that he was, indeed, working on a sequel to Pudhupettai. The announcement was made at an event held in a college. Selvaraghavan had tweeted that he has completed scripting the film, too.
Selvaraghavan and Dhanush had worked together in Thulluvatho Ilamai, Kadhal Konden, Mayakkam Enna and the upcoming, Naane Varuven.
(Pudhupettai streams on Amazon Prime Video)