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Here's when Lokesh Kanagaraj's Kaithi 2 will commence shooting, confirms SR Prabhu

In a recent interview, Lokesh has also said that the sequel will explore Dilli's past.

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Last Updated: 09.04 PM, Jun 12, 2022

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Here's when Lokesh Kanagaraj's Kaithi 2 will commence shooting, confirms SR Prabhu
Karthi, SR Prabhu and Lokesh Kanagaraj

The makers of Kaithi had hinted at a sequel to the film in 2019 after it opened to unanimously excellent reviews from both the audience and critics alike. In a press meet, Karthi then had said, Lokesh called and asked him for just 30 days to finish Kaithi 2! The statement, naturally, piqued a lot of expectations among fans. A couple of years went by; then, Vikram was announced by Lokesh Kanagaraj. But little did we know the film, starring Kamal Haasan in the lead, would have a connection to the Kaithi universe.

SR Prabhu, the producer of Kaithi, has revealed how Kaithi 2 is coming along after the massive success of Vikram. Kaithi 2 will begin after Lokesh's next film, Thalapathy 67, the filmmaker's second collaboration with Vijay after Master. In response to a fan question on Twitter Spaces, the producer shared that Kaithi 2 will get underway after Lokesh finishes working on Thalapathy 67. The producer added that the sequel would be much more ambitious.

Kaithi 2 and Vikram are set in the same universe, so it is unclear whether the new characters introduced in Vikram, such as Rolex (played by Suriya), will be appearing in Kaithi 2.

In a recent interview, Lokesh has also said that the sequel will explore Dilli's past. Details regarding the project are currently under wraps because the production is still in the early stages.

In Kaithi, Karthi plays Dilli, a prisoner searching for his daughter as gangsters chase him down.

Lokesh Kanagaraj had an interaction with fans on Twitter, during which one of them asked how did Anbu (Arjun Das) return to Vikram after he died in Kaithi (2019). The filmmaker responded to the question by saying that Anbu has not died, but was just hit by an oxygen cylinder in Kaithi; and hence he was shown with stitches in Vikram. “Further explanations would be given in Kaithi 2,” Lokesh added.

There was a plot in the recently released film Vikram that was linked to the 900-kilo drug bust in Kaithi. Kaithi 2 may explore why Dilli ended up in prison and how he reached North India upon his release.

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