Karthi and Lokesh Kanagaraj, the celebrated actor-director duo are all set to team up once again for the sequel of their blockbuster outing Kaithi. The movie, which has been titled Kaithi 2, is expected to expand the universe created by the talented filmmaker, which has been called Lokesh Cinematic Universe AKA LCU. In a recent interview, Karthi dropped a major update on Kaithi 2.
During his interaction with the media, the talented actor confirmed that the much-awaited sequel will start rolling by the first half of 2023. Karthi revealed that Lokesh Kanagaraj is planning to kickstart Kaithi 2 immediately, after he wraps up #Thalapathy67, the upcoming Thalapathy Vijay-starrer. In that case, there are high chances for the Kaithi sequel to hit the theatres by the final quarter of 2023. #Thalapathy67, on the other hand, is expected to go on floors by the first week of November, this year.
As reported earlier, Kaithi 2 is expected to reveal more about the central character Dilli, played by Karthi, and his connections with the world of crimes. Some unconfirmed reports also suggest that Kaithi and Lokesh Kanagaraj's latest outing, the Kamal Haasan-starrer Vikram, might have a combined sequel as both the films belong to the same world. In that case, the Tamil cinema audiences might get a chance to witness a face-off between Karthi's Dilli and Kamal Haasan's character Agent Vikram.
Earlier, when answering fans' questions, director Lokesh Kanagaraj had dropped a major hint regarding the connection between Kaithi and Vikram. A fan quizzed the filmmaker about how Arjun Das' character Anbu from Kaithi re-appeared in Vikram, as he was supposed to be dead in that film. Lokesh Kanagaraj revealed that Anbu was not dead in the Karthi-starrer, and confirmed that this will be further explained in Kaithi 2.