The makers of Maari 2 – the sequel to the 2015 Dhanush starrer Maari – have launched the first look of actress Sai Pallavi’s character – Araathu Anandhi from the movie. Clad in an auto driver’s uniform, the character has been described as one ‘that will be right at the heart of the story.’
Maari’s Aanandhi 🙂 pic.twitter.com/JY0GJcsNQT
— Balaji Mohan (@directormbalaji) November 7, 2018
Other stills show Sai Pallavi dancing with Dhanush, and with a group of other women auto drivers.
Director Balaji Mohan who had also written and directed the original had tweeted the first look of Dhanush’s character earlier this week. Dhanush reprises the titular role from the original movie that featured Kajal Agarwal as the female lead.
This poster directly represents a character quality of Maari in #Maari2. We invite the fans to say what they think this poster says abt Maari. Get creative! 😊🙌🏻
Dec 2018 release! Happy Diwali! ✨ pic.twitter.com/22JzMRXpZ1
— Balaji Mohan (@directormbalaji) November 5, 2018
The Naughtiest Don of our times is back! 😎#Maari2 In theatres Dec 2018! #Maari2FirstLook #Senjiruven @dhanushkraja @thisisysr @Sai_Pallavi92 @Actor_Krishna @varusarath @ttovino RoboShanker @omdop @amaranart @editor_prasanna @vasukibhaskar @silvastunt @vinod_offl @KalloriVino pic.twitter.com/h3wzJGcaS2
— Balaji Mohan (@directormbalaji) November 2, 2018
The cast of this film though has two more leading ladies, namely Vidya Pradeep and Varalaxmi Sarathkumar. While Om Prakash has been retained as the cinematographer, Yuvan Shankar Raja replaces Anirudh Ravichander as the music composer for the movie.
Jointly produced by Dhanush, Raadhika Sarathkumar and Listin Stephen, the original movie featured popular singer Vijay Yesudas, son of Malayalam singer Yesudas, as the antagonist in the role of Inspector Arjun Kumar.
Malayalam actor Tovino Thomas has been roped in to play the villain. He had made his Tamil debut earlier this year with Abhiyum Anuvum – a romantic drama in which he was paired opposite Pia Bajpai.
Sai Pallavi who made her Tamil Debut in A.L. Vijay’s horror movie Diya that released earlier this year has a starring role in Suriya’s upcoming movie NGK – directed by Selvaraghavan.
Dhanush whose Vada Chennai is still running in theatres also has Gautham Menon’s much delayed Enai Nokki Paayum Thotta gearing up for release. He had also made his Hollywood debut this year with the comedy – adventure movie The Extraordinary Journey Of A Fakir – an American French movie in which he shared the screen with The Artist actress Bérénice Bejo and Captain Philips actor Barkhad Abdi.
Produced by Dhanush under his banner Wunderbar Films, Maari 2 is expected to release in December.