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Indian 2: How old is Senapathy? Memes galore on Kamal Haasan’s look from trailer, Shankar responds

Indian 2 is set to release on July 12 and features a star-studded cast, with Anirudh Ravichander composing the music. Indian, the prequel, is available for streaming on various OTT platforms.

Indian 2: How old is Senapathy? Memes galore on Kamal Haasan’s look from trailer, Shankar responds
Kamal Haasan as Senapathy in Indian 2 trailer.

Last Updated: 10.25 AM, Jun 27, 2024


The makers of Indian 2 released the trailer of the film a few days, sparking a variety of reactions from audience. Indian 2 is one of the most-anticipated sequels from Tamil cinema and is scheduled to release on July 12. The film is directed by filmmaker S Shankar.


One particular aspect that stood out in the trailer is the various getups Kamal Haasan comes in. For the unversed, Kamal Haasan will be reprising his role as Senapathy from Indian, a former freedom fighter-turned-vigilante who is against corruption. Kamal Haasan’s appearance in the film’s trailer has sparked a debate on social media, prompting many to ask the age of his character. What Shankar have to say for this when asked to him? Read on further to know.

How old is Senapathy in Indian 2?

In the Indian 2 trailer, Kamal Haasan is seen coming in various getups as he takes up evil forces single-handedly. Dubbed as a hunting dog, Senapathy is shown using his varmakalai to eliminate bad forces as he appears in different costumes and identities. Senapathy, who remains to be uncaught by the police, is still out in the loose, using the Subhash Chandra Bose’s ideology to eliminate malpractices.

However, what sparked the discussion is how old could Senapathy be to be able to perform stunts and take on his enemies physically. As per the Indian film franchise, Senapathy is born in 1918, which makes him 106 years in 2024. This has prompted many to ask how a 106-year-old man could be able to perform stunts at ease. Various memes and posts have been surfacing on social media about the age theory of Senapathy. A few also theorise that it could be Chandru (a character played by Kamal Haasan in Indian and was killed by Senapathy, his father).

When asked the question, Shankar said in a press meet, “There is a martial arts master in China, who at the age of 120, he is performing martial arts, flying and kicking. This Senapathy character is also a master in martial arts called Varma art.”

Where to watch Indian

Indian is 1996 Tamil film, which is available for streaming on Aha Tamil and OTTplay Premium. The film starred Kamal along with Manisha Koirala, Suganya, Senthil, Goundamani and others. Indian was a commercial blockbuster and was met with high praises during the time of its release. The film featured Kamal Haasan in dual roles, as father and son. At the end of Indian, Senapathy kills his son Chandru who has been indulging in bribery and corruption.

Indian 2 will have music by Anirudh Ravichander, replacing AR Rahman who scored for the 1996 film. The cast includes Siddharth, SJ Suryah, Kajal Aggarwal, Rakul Preet Singh, Priya Bhavani Shankar, Kalidas Jayaram, Gulshan Grover, Nedumudi Venu, Vivek, Samuthirakani, Bobby Simha, Guru Somasundaram, Delhi Ganesh, Jayaprakash, Manobala, Vennela Kishore and Deepa Shankar among others.

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