What’s more exciting to film-buffs than the release of a new film? Well, isn’t it obvious? The answer is a new film that’s a sequel to a previously loved one. Since moviegoers have already invested their time and effort in the story and characters, watching their journey move forward offers a unique kind of thrill mixed with a degree of nostalgia. What’s more, if done well, a sequel could also birth an whole that provides years of entertainment with the same characters and actors, making them almost a part of our lives.
In years gone by, the Tamil film industry has seldom produced sequels to their hit films. But, with the trend catching on big time in Bollywood, Kollywood filmmakers have finally seen the appeal of sequels as several second installments of hit films are lined up for release in the coming months. So, let’s take a look at some of the sequels in Tami cinema, which we’re most excited for.
1.) Vishwaroopam 2
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If the first part was a stark, uncompromising look at global terrorism and the threat it presents to everyone, everywhere, then Kamal Haasan has hinted that the second part will raise the stakes even higher. He has gone out of his way to overcome all the technical and political hurdles in the film’s way, and it’s finally progressing at a good pace. If all goes well, then we could see it hit screens this year itself.
2.) Sathuranga Vettai 2
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Sathuranga Vettai was not just one-of-the-best heist films in Kollywood, but among the best in Indian cinema, period. With Director H. Vinoth returning to the director’s chair, and with the likes of Arvind Swami and Trisha Krishnan boosting the cast, we have extremely high hopes for this one.
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Enthiran was a sensation like no other at the time of its release, minted money at the box-office, and showed the world what Indian cinema could do with VFX, before Baahubali came along. With much more money having been pumped into 2.0 to make it bigger, better, and bolder than the first; and with Akshay Kuamr being added to the cast, this one could break all records upon release.
4.) Saamy Square
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Saamy is regarded as one-of-the-best cop-action films in recent time, and with Chiyaan Vikram playing a dual role this time; and a Director like Hari, who knows how to indulge his audience with mass scenes galore, Saamy 2 could become the next superhit cop franchise of Kollywood after Singam.
5.) Kiliyanthattu: Thoothukudi-2
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Director Sanjay Ram is all set to take his gangster saga of the Thoothukudi district – from where the films also derive their monikers – forward, and all we can say is bring it on.
So, which of these sequels are you looking forward to the most?