Directed by Sukumar, Pushpa 2 is the much anticipated Telugu movie that features Allu Arjun in the main lead role.
The First part of Pushpa was released on 17 Dec 2021 and the film garnered a huge number of footfalls at the ticket windows. So much so that, it went on to become successful in all 5 versions Telugu, Tamil, Kannada, Malayalam, and Hindi.
Pushpa was released in the Hindi circuit without any promotion that too when Maharashtra, the largest market of the Hindi belt, ran with only 50% occupancy owing to the pandemic.
It also faced a clash with two magnum opuses Spiderman: No Way Home and Kabir Khan’s ’83, at that time. Despite all this, Allu Arjun’s film remained standstill against all odds and did business of Rs 100 crores+ at the Box Office North and gave Bollywood a run for their money.
Pushpa 2 Production
The Pooja Ceremony of Pushpa 2 was held on Aug 22, makers had taken to social media to announce this, and along with the announcement, they also announced the commencement of the shooting.
As per the south portals, the shooting kicked off on October 1, 2022. Some media reports also claim that Kajal Aggarwal has been finalized for an item song in the sequel.
Pushpa 2 Budget
Makers are leaving no stone unturned to make the sequel an unforgettable experience for movie-goers. Recently, it is learnt that Pushpa 2 will be made with a whopping budget of Rs 350 crores.
Vijay Sethupathi in Pushpa 2?
As per the reports, Vijay Sethupathi will be seen doing the villain’s role in Pushpa 2, he was last seen in the blockbuster Kamal Haasan’s Vikram, in which his performance as the drug lord is widely praised by the viewers and the critics. The official confirmation is yet awaited on the same. Vijay Sethupathi or Makal Selvan was approached for Part 1 also but the actor couldn’t do so due to date issues.
Pushpa 2 Synopsis
Allu Arjun’s performance, songs, and Allu’s dialogue Thaggede Le (Jhukega Nhi in Hindi) remained the backbone of the movie which resulted in the film’s success among the masses. As we know makers ended the film in Cliffhanger with Pushpa (portrayed by Allu) rising to prominence in the red sanders syndicate and further, the entry of a menacing and corrupt new SP of the Chittoor district.
While the first part explored Pushpa’s rise from coolie to an influential person in the syndicate the second part will revolve around the post-married life of Pushpa and his clash with the maniac Bhanwar Singh Shekhawat.
Srivalli and Oo Anta Oo became chartbusters within no time, earlier it was reported that DSP has already composed the music for part 2.
Pushpa 2 Remuneration
The reports were also suggesting that Rashmika had demanded a hike in her remuneration by 50% from the producers after Pushpa became a blockbuster.
It is being said that all the cast members’ remunerations will be around Rs 200 crore. In the media reports, the production cost is stated as around Rs 150 Cr. As per a report of Bollywood Hungama, Allu Arjun will get Rs 85 crores for part 2, his fees for Part 1 were around Rs 45 Crs, so it is nearly double that of the latter.
Star Cast of Pushpa: The Rule
Allu Arjun will return to the film in the titular role of Pushpa Raj, Fahadh Faasil in the antagonist’s character as SP Bhanwar Singh Shekhawat. Rashmika Mandanna will play the counterpart lead actress to Allu.
Other actors Sunil (Managalam Srinu) the former Laal Chandan (Red sanders) syndicate leader, Rao Ramesh as MP Bhumireddy Siddappa Naidu ( He made the truce between Srinu and Pushpa again), and Shanmukh (Jakka Reddy) will play the key roles in the upcoming sequel.
Pushpa: The Rule Release Date
Earlier director Sukumar, in an interview, intended that he would like to bring the movie before moviegoers by Dec 2022. But due to the delay in shooting, it seems that the film will now hit the theatres in the last leg of 2023.
Pushpa: The Rule Teaser
Recent reports suggest that makers are planning to release the 3-minute teaser of Pushpa 2 on the occasion of Allu Arjun’s birthday, April 8. However, it is to be noted that no official announcement is made by the makers yet.