(This article is authored by Alar)
Karthi tasted a very successful year in 2022, as all three of his films, "Viruman," "Ponniyin Selvan," and "Sardar," received positive reviews from film critics. Since the first poster for 'Japan' was released not too long ago, adherents have been looking forward to seeing him in his next role in the film. The following is the most recent speculation on the actor's upcoming gig.
Filmmaker Nalan Kumarasamy gained notoriety in 2013 for his quirky dark comedy, Soodhu Kavvum. The film that earned limelight for Vijay Sethupathy. Word on the street has it that the director recently inked a deal to work with Karthi on a film, and the official announcement is expected to be made soon. The shooting of this yet-to-be-tiled project is reportedly planned to commence in the first week of March, after Karthi wraps up Japan.
Nalan Kumarasamy who also helmed Kadhalum Kadandhu pogum, a feel good drama and a short film 'Aadal Paadal' in a anthology romantic series 'Kutty Story', both starred Vijay Sethupathy as a lead. For his third tamil directorial with Karthi in the lead will have Gayatri Bhardwaj, who enthralled fans with a Hindi series, will be playing the female lead as per the recent reports claims and the actress's participation is expected to be confirmed during the official launch. The actress also made her South debut with the film titled 'Tiger Nageswara Rao' after Hindi debut.
However, Karthi will wrap up working on the film on 'Japan,' which is his 25th film and the first time he teams with acclaimed filmmaker Raju Murugan. The film features Anu Emmanuel opposite Karthi. Director Vijay Milton and Telugu actor Sunil are playing the lead roles. GV Prakash Kumar is doing the music. The film will be released in Tamil, Telugu, Malayalam and Kannada languages and is produced by 'Dream Warrior Pictures'.
Other than that, the actor has quite a lineup of sequels to work with, such as Mani Ratnam's 'Ponniyin Selvan,' in which Karthi plays a pivotal role as Vandhiyathevan, will have its sequel released on April 28, 2023, the sequel to Kaithi, directed by Lokesh Kanagaraj which will possibly take off this year end after Leo or early 2024. The actor also confirmed with Sardar 2 which will be directed by PS Mithran.