Theatrical release poster
|Directed by||Balaji Mohan|
|Written by||Balaji Mohan|
|Music by||Yuvan Shankar Raja|
|Edited by||Prasanna GK|
|Distributed by||Lyca Productions|
Maari 2 is a 2018 Indian Tamil comedy action masala film directed by Balaji Mohan. It is a sequel to his 2015 film Maari. Dhanush, besides producing the film under his company Wunderbar Films, also stars the title character.  Sai Pallavi, Varalaxmi Sarathkumar, Tovino Thomas & Krishna Kulasekaran will play other important roles.It was released on 21 December 2018, to mixed reviews from critics.
- Dhanush as Maariyappan aka Maari
- Krishna Kulasekaran as Kalai
- Tovino Thomas as Gangadhar Beeja (Thanathos)
- Sai Pallavi as Arathu Aanandhi
- Varalaxmi Sarathkumar as Vijaya Chamundeswari
- Vidya Pradeep as Kalai's wife
- Robo Shankar as Sanikkizhamai aka Sani
- Kalloori Vinoth as Robert (Adithangi)
- Kaali Venkat as Aarumugam
- Master Raghavan as Kaali
- Silva as a goon
- Aranthangi Nisha as Attu Aanandhi
- Aadukalam Naren as police commissioner
- E. Ramdoss as police assistant commissioner
- Vincent Asokan as Gangadhar Beeja's brother
- Sangili Murugan as house owner
- Stalin as councillor
- Pasi Sathya as a nurse
- Rock Prabhu as police inspector
- M. Kamaraj as a prisoner
- Sethu Lakshmi as house owner
As for the technical team for this film, only Om Prakash and Prasanna GK are retained as the cinematographer and editor respectively, following their work in the film's predecessor before. Meanwhile, Yuvan Shankar Raja and A. Amaran are signed as the music director and art director respectively, replacing Anirudh Ravichander and R. K. Vijaimurugan who earlier handles music and art direction for the previous film.
|Soundtrack album by|
|Genre||Feature film soundtrack|
|Producer||Yuvan Shankar Raja|
|Yuvan Shankar Raja chronology|
|Singles from Maari 2|
The music of the film is composed by Yuvan Shankar Raja, who replaces the predecessor's music composer Anirudh. The audio rights of the film are secured by the production house as well. The song, "Rowdy Baby" by Dhanush and Dhee, was released on 27 November 2018 as a single. The song, "Maari's Aanandhi" written by Dhanush and sung by Ilaiyaraaja and M. M. Manasi, was released on 10 December 2018
|1.||"Rowdy Baby"||Dhanush||Dhanush, Dhee||4:44|
|2.||"Maari Gethu"||Yuvan Shankar Raja||Dhanush, Yuvan Shankar Raja, Chinnaponnu||3:46|
|3.||"Maari's Anandhi"||Dhanush||Ilaiyaraaja, MM Manasi||4:20|
Maari 2 was released on 21 December 2018.
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