The sequel to 2007 Tamil coming-of-age sports drama Chennai 600028 was launched here in Chennai on Monday (April 4th).
Director Venkat Prabhu, who has reunited with the cast of the film's first part, shared the news on his Twitter page.
"#reunion #vp7 #poojai #freshstart need ur love and support (sic)," Prabhu tweeted along with an image from the launch.
Released in 2007, the film explored themes such as love, friendship and rivalry against the backdrop of street cricket.
The sequel will be produced by Prabhu's Black Ticket Company, and will feature an ensemble cast of Jai, Shiva, Premgi Amaren, Aravind Akash, Nithin Satya, Vijayalakshmi and Vaibhav.
Actor Jai, who couldn't turn up to take part in the event had tweeted, "Missed the Pooja cos I'm stuck in Hyd!!! And YES I am ur rockers Raghu!!! #chennai28 #2ndinnings #vp7 #reunion THERIKAVIDROM."
Chennai 600028 was Venkat Prabhu's directorial debut. The movie went on to become a commercial success, paving the way for flicks like Saroja, Goa, Mankatha, Biriyani and Massu Engira Masilamani.
This is the first time Venkat will be trying his hand at a sequel. Also, he had earlier mentioned that even Thala Ajith's Mankatha could have a sequel as the movie had an open ending.
So will it be Mankatha 2 after completing the sequel of his first film? Well, the possibility is high as Mankatha is the highest grossing movie in the film-maker's career and a sequel will be much appreciated and supported by fans and movie buffs.