Maari 2, directed by Balaji Mohan, is a direct sequel to 2015 gangster drama Maari, starring Danush in the lead. In part one, the actor played a dhoti-clad, moustache-twirling local rowdy, and was paired with Kajal Aggarwal, who is not a part of this film.
Yuvan Shankar Raja is the music composer of the film. Yuvan and Dhanush are collaborating after ten years for this project.
Produced by Wunderbar Films, the star cast also includes Varalaxmi Sarathkumar, Krishna, Vidya Pradeep and Robo Shankar.
Malayalam actor Tovino Thomas plays the villain. After Tharangam and Maradona, this is his third collaboration with Dhanush.
“It is an out-and-out masala film. It has mass scenes and friendship elements. We have justified the commercial entertainer tag. It is not easy to be Maari. He is not good, he is not bad. But the audience should like him. I did so much homework pulling off the role. We won’t disappoint you,” says Dhanush in the press meet.
“When Balaji said that there would be two characters in the film that would get beating from me throughout the film. I adamantly said I don’t want Robo Shankar as one of the character as he is very huge comparing to me.”
Source : Cinema Vikatan
“When Maari 1 was complete, Dhanush realised his character had potential for a sequel. The Maari character became a brand because of Dhanush. Maari 2 has a layered story and highly emotional content. Since it is a sequel, I didn’t have to spend time developing Maari’s character. The audience saw Maari 1 and they know who is Maari. The second film will be a pleasant surprise for the audience. Thanks to Wunderbar films. It was a pleasure to work with producer Vinoth,” says Balaji Mohan.
Maari 2, starring Dhanush, Sai Pallavi, Tovino Thomas, Varalaxmi Sarathkumar, Krishna, Vidya Pradeep and Robo Shankar among others, has been simultaneously shot in Tamil and Telugu as a bilingual.