Kalakalappu 2

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Kalakalappu 2
Directed by Sundar C
Produced by Kushboo
Written by Sundar C
Starring Jiiva
Nikki Galrani
Catherine Tresa
Music by Hiphop Tamizha
Avni Cinemax
Release date
  • March 2018 (2018-03)[1]
Country India
Language Tamil

Kalakalappu 2 is an upcoming Indian Tamil-language comedy-drama film written and directed by Sundar C and produced by Kushboo, which is a sequel to the 2012 film Kalakalappu. The film features Jiiva, Jai, Shiva, Nikki Galrani and Catherine Tresa in the lead roles. After being in pre-production since 2012, the film began production in October 2017.




Following the success of Kalakalappu (2012), G. Dhananjayan of the production company UTV Motion Pictures revealed that a sequel would be made with same cast and crew, with production beginning in October 2012. Despite the announcement, the project did not materialise and Sundar C moved on to complete Madha Gaja Raja.[2][2] When UTV Motion Pictures and Sundar decided to collaborate again, Sundar was hesitant to make Kalakalappu 2 as it was "difficult to meet such high expectations" and subsequently worked on Theeya Velai Seiyanum Kumaru (2013) with the studio.[3]

In November 2013, it was reported that Sundar was keen to make another film for the franchise but would only retain Shiva and Santhanam for key roles from the original cast.[4] However as a result of his busy schedule in late 2014, Sundar stated that he would not work on a sequel and would prioritise other work.[5] In April 2016, it was reported in the media that the makers had cast Arya and Nayanthara in the lead roles and that Siddharth Vipin would be the film's music composer. Kushboo later denied the reports and indicated that there were no immediate plans for a sequel by Sundar.[6][7]

During mid-2017, Sundar C's big budget project, Sangamithra, became delayed and subsequently he looked to quickly complete another film before production started. The producers of Sangamithra, Sri Thenandal Films agreed to finance Kalakalappu 2 and the media widely speculated that actress Oviya would work on the film following her rise to fame through her appearance on the reality television show, Bigg Boss (2017).[8][9] In late September 2017, it was confirmed that the producers had cast actors Jiiva, Jai, Nikki Galrani and Catherine Tresa in the lead roles, with Shiva being in discussions for a further role. Production was revealed to begin in early October 2017, with Hiphop Tamizha selected as the music composer.[10][11]


The film began production on 4 October 2017 in Karaikudi, Tamil Nadu.[12][13] Vaiyapuri amongst other supporting actors, joined the cast of the film during the first schedule, after Sundar C was impressed with Vaiyapuri's stint on the Tamil reality show, Bigg Boss (2017).[14]