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Another sequel among equals

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Published : Dec 8, 2018, 1:14 am IST
Updated : Dec 8, 2018, 1:14 am IST

Next week sees South superstar Kamal Haasan getting into the action with Indian 2.

Kamal Haasan
 Kamal Haasan

The sequel to Kamal Haasan’s Indian 2 follows the release of his sequel to Vishwaroopam — Vishwaroopam 2, known as Vishwaroop 2 in Hindi for which Kamal starts shooting in Chennai from December 14.

Indian had Manisha Koirala and Urmila Matondkar essaying female leads in the film opposite the younger Kamal Haasan. Kamal played the double role of the father Senapati and the son whom he kills in the end.

Kamal had once told us that the film Indian came out as an offshoot of the film Marudanayagam which was stalled after a financial crunch hit the movie after a few days of the film was shot. The British Queen Elizabeth had also visited the sets of Marudanayagam then.

“Kamal took 5-6 hours to get into the makeup of the character of Senapati when the film was made in 1996. Now 22 years later, technology has advanced a lot, and Kamal will be taking much less time to get into the look of Senapati. Indian 2 is being directed by Shankar, who also has a recent release in the form of a sequel to Endhiran a.ka. Robot called 2.0 which has already clocked over Rs 400 crore worldwide at the box office and could go on to collect a few dollars more given the pace at which it is travelling.

Indian 2 is billed as Kamal’s swansong to cinema as an actor, as he will be pursuing a full-time career in politics post that.

— Sanskriti Media

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