Awaiting the release of his highly anticipated sequel Singam 2, Tamil director Hari Gopalakrishnan feels it's very likely that sequels may become popular provided filmmakers create opportunities to make them with conviction.
Singam 2 is the sequel to highly successful Tamil action-drama Singam and it is coming out July 5. "Sequels have been an alien concept in Tamil cinema for very long time. But the scenario has changed in the last few years, allowing a spate of sequels to hit the screens. And it is likely to increase with time, sooner or later," Hari told IANS.
Some of the recent sequels in Tamil include Billa 2, Muni 2 - Kanchana and Naan Avanillai 2.
"Since sequels are gradually gaining momentum, it is very important that they are made with fervour, and not just for fun. Most sequels are made because the first part was successful, but not because someone wanted to make a two-part film since beginning," he added.
But, wasn't Singam 2 made because Singam was a hit?
"Even though I had the idea of a sequel while making Singam, I wasn't sure if it would ever be made. However, it was Surya who encouraged me since his fans wanted to see him in a sequel. The first part had an ending, which gave me a lead to connect the story with the sequel," he said.