Vettaiyaadu Vilaiyaadu 2, the second association of the veteran actor Kamal Haasan and the talented filmmaker Gautham Menon was announced in March 2020. The reports regarding the project totally excited the Tamil cinema audiences, who are eagerly waiting for the grand comeback of the actor. It was director Gautham Menon who revealed that he is directing Kamal Haasan once again, in an interview.
As per the latest reports, writer-director Gautham Menon has already finished the scripting for Vettaiyaadu Vilaiyaadu 2. But, in a recent interview, he had hinted that the project will only happen of Kamal Haasan is totally impressed with the screenplay. However, the latest reports suggest that Kamal and Gautham are yet to have a script discussion.
The movie, which is a sequel to Kamal-Gautham duo's 2006-released acclaimed neo-noir crime thriller Vettaiyaadu Vilaiyaadu, was originally supposed to start rolling by the beginning of July 2020. Later, it was reported that the project is pushed to September 2020, due to lockdown. However, there are no official updates from the team, after that.
If the script discussions of Gautham Menon and Kamal Haasan go as planned, the duo might soon start shooting for the much-awaited project. Earlier, it was reported that Vettaiyaadu Vilaiyaadu 2 will be majorly shot in the UK, as the movie depicts DCP Raghavan's new investigation that is set is majorly set in London city.
However, it is yet to be seen whether the team will be able to shoot in the UK, as it is hard to get permission for shooting due to the novel coronavirus pandemic. If things go as planned, Vettaiyaadu Vilaiyaadu 2 will hit the theaters as a Summer 2021 release. Anushka Shetty is said to be replacing Jyothika, who played the female lead in the first part, as the leading lady of the project. Harris Jayaraj will compose the music for the movie, which is produced by Vels International.