The Kamal Haasan-starrer Indian 2, directed by S Shankar, is the sequel to the 1996 blockbuster Indian
Ulaganayagan Kamal Haasan and director S Shankar have been working on the long-awaited sequel to Indian for the past few years. Recently, the makers released the first ‘intro’ video of the vigilante action film sequel, receiving praise from viewers for its exemplary production and cast. However, according to recent reports, it has been speculated that Indian will have another spin-off, which will be released in the same year. While Indian 2 is expected to be released on April 12, Indian 3 will be out by the end of 2024.
Kamal Haasan-starrer Indian 2’s ‘intro’ gets a thumbs-up; Anirudh Ravichander’s music is called ‘average’ though
In the intro, Kamal Haasan is seen in his iconic character Senapathy, who is ready to make a comeback to stop corruption. It looks like Senapathy has moved abroad (as shown in the climax of the 1996 blockbuster), and is finally gearing up for his return to India after corruption spreads rapidly in the country. Although fans were thrilled to watch the return of their favourite character, many viewers expressed their disappointment at the background score in the film.
Composer Anirudh Ravichander, who has replaced AR Rahman in this sequel, has been receiving criticism from the audience. Many have compared ARR’s compositions from the first part with Anirudh’s score for Come Back Indian, calling it an ‘average music score’ and nothing extraordinary. Moreover, Anirudhu has again rendered his vocals in the background score.
Indian 2’s cast and crew
The action film’s ensemble cast also features 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.
The sequel is produced by Lyca Productions and Red Giant Movies. The movie’s cinematography is handled by Ravi Varman and Rathnavelu, it is edited by A Sreekar Prasad.