(This article is authored by Alar)
Actor Karthi is in the spotlight in Kollywood town, stealing the show for a few days with his Viruman movie promotion works as Viruman is getting released on August 12 - Friday. As part of the promotion, Karthi has visited Kerala and in a press meeting, he gave a word about his sequel to the movie 'Kaithi', which is part of director Lokesh Kanagaraj's cinematic universe.
The actor's career's biggest sensation came with the Lokesh Kanagaraj-directed film Kaithi, which was released in 2019. Since Vikram and Kaithi are connected, and Vikram 2 would also happen shortly, the cinephiles are hugely anticipating when Lokesh would begin Kaithi 2 after Vikram's thunderous run, and the major cameo appearance as Rolex, played by Karthi's brother Surya hinted to combat against Dilli Karthi.
Karthi disclosed about the sequel update, during the Kerala promotional tour that Lokesh is currently penning script works for the 'Thalapathy Vijay 67' film, after which Kaithi 2 will begin production. Mostly will be expected in next year, he said, “Kaithi 2…we are planning for next year. After Logesh Kanagaraj finishes his film with Vijay, we will start Kaithi 2.” Summing up, Thalapathy 67, Kaithi 2, and Vikram 2 will be the order in the Lokesh franchise.
Produced by S. R. Prakashbabu and S. R. Prabhu under the banner Dream Warrior Pictures and co-produced by Tiruppur Vivek under the banner Vivekananda Pictures, Lokesh Kanagarj's Kaithi starred Karthi in the lead role, along with Narain, Arjun Das, Harish Uthaman, George Maryan and Dheena in pivotal roles. Sam C S has composed the music and it did well at the box office. Kaithi was made at a budget of Rs 25 crore and it has grossed Rs 105 crore.
Karthi awaits the release of Viruman directed by Muthaiah. It will hit the theatres on August 12 and while Karthi plays the lead role, ace director Shankar's daughter Aditi Shankar plays the female lead. Soori, Vadivukarasi, Prakash Raj, and Raj Kiran will be sharing the screen in the movie which is produced by Suriya's 2D Entertainment. Yuvan Shankar Raja has done the music composing works and after Viruman, Karthi will be seen on Manirathnam's Magnum opus Ponniyin Selvan, which will be getting released on September 30.