Karthi, Lokesh Kanagaraj to reunite for Kaithi sequel

With their Kaithi going great guns in the box-office besides winning rave reviews, Karthi and director Lokesh Kanagaraj havve decided to join hands once again, this time for the film’s sequel.

Speaking to reporters in Chennai, Karthi revealed that talks for a sequel to Kaithi are well underway. “Lokesh called me just last night and asked for just 30 days to finish Kaithi 2”, Karthi said.

Lokesh, who is now directing Vijay for a film tentatively titled Thalapathy 64, tweeted: “Thanx for the overwhelming response guys,.. loved every minute in sets and the entire process of making kaithi…will cherish this forever! Thank you once again prabu sir and karthi sir for the opportunity!..To answer all your txts and calls yes“ Dilli will be back”.”

‘Dilli’ is Karthi’s character in the movie, a prisoner who is looking to meet his daughter, when gangsters are chasing him down. It may be noted that the shooting of the first film was finished in record time.

The film also stars Narain, Dheena, George Mariyan, Vijay TV Dheena and others in crucial roles. Sam CS is scoring the music for the film and Sathyan Sooryan is cranking the camera.

Meanwhile, Karthi is a part of Mani Ratnam’s upcoming film, Ponniyin Selvan which also stars Vikram,Aishwarya Rai, Amitabh Bachchan, Mohan Babu, Anushka Shetty and many others.

Talking about Lokesh, Karthi said, “Lokesh has a flair for writing. He knows how to keep the screenplay engaging, current, and how to keep the energy alive. He also knows how to translate writing to the medium of cinema. He knows how to feed the audience, and he knows how to use the creative and technical crew well. He gets the best of us.”