The sequel to 2016 hit Pichaikkaran will mark Vijay Antony’s directorial debut
Vijay Antony’s Pichaikkaran 2, the sequel to the 2016 superhit action drama Pichaikkaran, went on floors today. The movie, which will also be directed by Vijay Antony, began with an official pooja today.
The makers of the movie took to social media to announce the news. They posted a photo of the script of the movie on the podium covered with flowers. They also wrote, “The Hero - Script book on the podium #Pichaikkaran2Pooja”
Earlier last year, Vijay Antony announced that he had completed a script for a sequel to Pichaikkaran. Vijay finished the story and screenplay during the coronavirus lockdown. The movie was first announced to be helmed by National Award-winning director Priya Krishnaswamy and later replaced by Ananda Krishnan. On July 24, it was announced that Vijay will be making his directorial debut with the sequel.
Pichaikkaran was released in 2016 and was directed by Sasi. The movie starred Vijay Antony, Satna Titus, Bagavathi Perumal and Dheepa Ramanujam, among others in pivotal roles. The story followed Arul, played by Vjay Antony, a billionaire businessman who leads a secret life as a beggar for 48 days as a religious offering to save his dying mother.
The movie which also had Vijay Antony as the music director received positive response from critics and audiences. Pichaikkaran also became one of the highest-grossing Tamil movies in 2016. Vijay Antony has a number of movies in works such as Thamezharasan, Agni Siragugal and Khaki.