Friends Sasikumar and Samuthirakani are coming together after a few years to make a sequel to their 2009 hit film Naadodigal.
The shoot of Naadodigal 2 commenced late last week. It brings together for the first time Sasikumar and Anjali as on-screen pair. Made in 2009 and based on friendship and its values, Naadodigal was a runaway hit and gave Sasikumar his own identity as a solo hero. Vijay Vasanth, Bharani, Ananya, Abhinaya, ‘Ganja’ Karuppu, Lakshmi Ramakrishnan, Prabha and Jayaprakash had essayed prominent roles in the prequel.
The proposed sequel, as already reported, won’t commence from where the prequel ended but would be based on a fresh script. Athulya Ravi joins the cast for the sequel which has Bharani, Namo Narayanan and ‘Ganja’ Karuppu in prominent roles. ‘Naadodigal Films’ and ‘Inspire Entertainment’ are jointly producing the film with a huge budget which would be cinematographed by the national award-winning cinematographer Ekambaram.
Justin Prabhakaran steps in as music director, replacing Sundar C. Babu who worked in Naadodigal. The shoot commenced with a formal muhurat attended by the lead cast including Anjali, who looked ravishing in an off-shoulder dress. The shoot is to take place mostly in and around Madurai.