Chandramukhi 2 will have music by MM Keeravani of Baahubali-fame, cinematography by RD Rajasekar, and art direction by Thotta Tharani.
Last Updated: 03.20 AM, Jun 15, 2022
Seventeen years after Chandramukhi, starring Rajinikanth, got released, a sequel has been announced with Raghava Lawrence in the lead role now. The film will star Vadivelu, too, who played a key role in the original. But we don't know if the comedian will reprise his role from the original.
Lyca Productions officially announced the news on its Twitter handle. P Vasu, the director of Chandramukhi will helm the sequel, too, although it is not known if Chandramukhi 2 has a fresh script, or is the remake of Nagavalli.
Chandramukhi 2 will have music by MM Keeravani of Baahubali-fame, cinematography by RD Rajasekar, and art direction by Thotta Tharani. Other details regarding the plot and the cast of the film are yet to be revealed.
Previously, it was said that Chandramukhi 2 was to be produced by Sun Pictures. But now the project has gone to Lyca Productions.
Interestingly, Lawrence and Vadivelu had worked in Shivalinga, which was directed by P Vasu in 2017. The film was also a horror entertainer.
In Chandramukhi, a psychiatrist (Rajinikanth) is invited to help his friend (Prabhu) solve supernatural occurrences in their newly-purchased bungalow. It was a remake of Vasu's Kannada film Apthamitra (2004), which itself was a remake of the Malayalam film Manichitrathazhu (1993). Chandramukhi was a huge financial success and revived fortunes for the producer, Sivaji Productions, as well as Rajinikanth, who followed it up with Sivaji: The Boss.
Chandramukhi also starred Jyotika, Nayanthara, Prabhu, Vasudev and Nasser and ran for 890 days. The Telugu version was considered a major hit.
Chandramukhi was also the first remake which won the Tamil Nadu State award for the best film.
As for Raghava Lawrence, he has created his horror film franchise, Muni. There are four films in the Kanchana franchise so far, with a fifth in the works. It would not be an exaggeration to say Lawrence was inspired to make horror films, because of the success of Chandramukhi, and his admiration for Rajinikanth.
Also, Lawrence has another horror film, Durga in production, which is rumoured to be a part of the Muni franchise.
Besides, the choreographer-filmmaker-actor has Rudhran and Adhigaram in multiple stages of production.