The Superstar of Indian cinema Rajinikanth starrer 2005 Tamil comedy horror film Chandramukhi will soon come up with its sequel titled Chandramukhi 2, as the shooting of the film has begun today.
Chandramukhi was a critically acclaimed film that stars Prabhu, Jyothika, Vadivelu and Nayanthara in the lead role. The film was the Tamil remake of 1993’s superhit Malayalam film Manichitrathazhu which was remade in many languages such as in Kannada as Apthamitra (2004), in Hindi as Bhool Bhulaiyaa (2007).
A standalone sequel of Chandramukhi titled Nagavalli was made in Telugu in 2010. Now its upcoming Tamil sequel Chandramukhi 2 is also creating a lot of buzz and the expectations are very high from it.
Chandramukhi 2 Star Cast
The film stars actor-filmmaker- choreographer Raghava Lawrence, best known for acting, directing, writing and producing critically acclaimed Kanchana film series, in the lead role.
Along with Raghava Lawrence, the film also stars legendary actor-comedian Vadivelu in the lead role. He is going to reprise his iconic character Murugesan from the first film.
Talking about the female lead, reportedly, Bollywood actress Kangana Ranaut is set to play the titular role- Chandramukhi, a renowned dancer in Kings’s court who’s known for her dancing skills and breathtaking beauty, in the film.
If these claims are to be believed, Chandramukhi will be her second Tamil film after her critically acclaimed biographical drama film Thalaivii, based on the life of later Indian actress-politician Jayalalithaa.
Earlier, actress-producer Jyothika played the role of Chandramukhi in the first film. Now Bollywood queen Kangana Ranaut has grabbed the role of lead female.
KANGANA IN ‘CHANDRAMUKHI 2’… #KanganaRanaut to star in #Chandramukhi2 alongside #RaghavaLawrence… #PVasu – who directed #Chandramukhi , starring #Rajinikanth – will direct #Chandramukhi2 as well… #MMKreem will score music… Produced by #LycaProductions. pic.twitter.com/nyRP5YKk1t
— taran adarsh (@taran_adarsh) December 10, 2022
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Chandramukhi 2 Shooting Begins
Today, on July 15, 2022, the makers of the film have started its shoot in Mysore and the lead actor of the film Raghava Lawrence went to meet his idol superstar Rajinikanth of “Chandramukhi” fame and took his blessings for the film.
The actor also shared a couple of pictures of him hugging as well as touching the feet of the superstar to take his blessings with a bright smile on his face and penned down a beautiful caption for him. This respectful gesture of the actors is being appreciated by fans on social media.
— Raghava Lawrence (@offl_Lawrence) July 15, 2022
Chandramukhi 2 OTT Release Date
As the film’s shooting is Rajinikanth and Jyothika’s follow up is on full swing, meanwhile, there is another update about the film’s OTT release. Global OTT giant Netflix has acquired the post-theatrical OT rights of the film.
Chandramukhi 2 will have a post theatre release on Netflix in Tamil, Telugu, Malayalam and Kannada versions. There hasn’t been announcement regarding the Hindi OTT release so far.
If we had to sum up how excited we are, we'd say LAKALAKALAKALAKA! 🤩🐍
— Netflix India South (@Netflix_INSouth) January 16, 2023
About the Film
Chandramukhi 2 was announced back in April 2020 with director P. Vasu, who helmed the first film, onboard to direct the sequel too. The title of the film was given by Shivaji Productions.
The film which was supposed to be produced by Sun Pictures was taken over by filmmaker Subaskaran Allirajah’s Lyca Productions being his first collaboration with Raghava Lawrence .
Legendary music director M.M. Keeravani has been roped in to compose the music and background score of the film whereas R.D. Rajasekar will crank the camera and Thotta Tharani will handle the cinematography. Later, Raghava Lawrence announced it in June 2022 via a social media post.
— Raghava Lawrence (@offl_Lawrence) June 14, 2022