While Uriyadi-2, a sequel to 2016 critically acclaimed film Uriyadi, started rolling from today, the surprise element is the news that that actor Suriya will produce the film on his 2D Entertainment banner.
According to sources, Suriya was very impressed with actor-director Vijay Kumar’s skills after watching Uriyadi and hence came forward to bankroll its sequel.
The shoot of the film will be happening in Tenkasi and surrounding locales, Govind Menon of 96 fame has been roped in to score music and the rest of the cast and crew are yet to be revealed.
Producer Rajasekar Pandian, who heads 2D Entertainment, says, “We look for subjects that are both entertaining and carry a social message. We were having a discussion with Vijay and he mentioned that he had a sequel in mind.”
He adds: “The sequel will carry a strong social message, just like the first part.” Like the first part, the sequel too will have Vijay in the lead role.
Apart from Uriyadi 2, 2D Entertainment will also be producing Suriya’s new film with Irudhi Suttru director Sudha Kongara for which GV Prakash Kumar is composing the music.
Uriyadi is a political action thriller film written, directed and produced by Vijay Kumar starring Vijay Kumar himself in the lead role, along with Mime Gopi and Citizen Sivakumar. It was released in cinemas on 27 May 2016, to high critical acclaim, with critics providing phenomenal reviews praising its screenplay, direction, originality and realism.
It is considered as an unmissable masterpiece and was lauded as one of the best political thrillers in Tamil cinema.