Chithiram Pesuthadi 2

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Chithiram Pesudhadi 2
Chithiram Pesuthadi 2 film poster.jpg
Theatrical release poster
Directed byRajan Madhav
Produced byL. V. Srikanth
SN Ezilan
Written byRajan Madhav
Ajmal Ameer
Radhika Apte
Nivas Adithan
Priya Banerjee
Music bySajan Madhav
Edited byK Venkatramanan
Dream Bridge Productions
Release date
15 February 2019
Running time
130 minutes

Chithiram Pesuthadi 2 (lit. The Picture Speaks 2) is a 2019 Indian Tamil-language hyperlink drama film written and directed by Rajan Madhav. It features an ensemble cast including Vidharth, Ajmal Ameer, Ashok, Radhika Apte, Nivedhitha, Gayathrie, Nivas Adithan, and newcomers Nandhan and Priya Banerjee.[1] The film has music composed by Sajan Madhav, cinematography by Padmesh and editing by K.Venkatramanan.[2] The film is a connection of four different stories that happen in 48 hours.[3]

The film which began production in 2013 under the title Ula was shot in and around Chennai, and the film was released in 15 February 2019.[1] Although the title may suggest it as a sequel to the 2006 blockbuster Chithiram Pesuthadi, the storyline is entirely different, hence proving no apparent relationship between the two films, even though both films were produced by the same producer.


Thiru (Vidharth) is a hired killer who attacks a dreaded gangster (Shammi Thilakan) with a sickle but has to escape as he is witnessed by Kathir (Nandhan) and is forced to go underground with Salim (Ashok). Kathir admits the gangster in a hospital and also informs the police but fails to keep an appointment with his girlfriend Priya (Gayathrie), who has come out of her house to elope with him. Salim is ordered by his boss (Subbu Panchu) to finish off the gangster, who is now hospitalized, and also kill Thiru after that. Meanwhile, the gangster's wife Durga (Radhika Apte) rushes to the hospital but seems to be intent on seeing her husband die rather than saving him. The fourth plot involves Vicky (Ajmal Ameer), who is in the danger of losing his property and turns to blackmail to get the three crores to save it. There is yet another story of two thieves, Mani (Nivas Adithan) and Senthil Palani (Blade Shankar), who rob Priya's bag, which contains her family jewel with the former in love with a call girl named Dhanalakshmi (Nivedhitha), who in turn is in love with Thiru. There is also a policeman (Aadukalam Naren) and industrialist, another cop who is badly in need of money and hatches a plan to rob a businessman.



In July 2012, actor Prasanna revealed that Rajan Madhav had finished his next script and that he would be a part of the cast.[4] The film was titled as Ula in August 2012 and was said to be a multi-starrer.[5] Thaman was signed to compose the film's score and soundtrack, while Padmesh and Praveen K. L.-N. B. Srikanth were picked as the cinematographer and the editors.[6][7] In a turn of events, the film changed a number of technicians with a new editor and music composer being recruited.

The shoot of the film began in March 2013.[8] Along with Prasanna, Narain was supposed to play the lead roles, but the pair were subsequently replaced with Ajmal and Ashok, while Gayathrie was selected to play the female lead.[8] Ajmal stated that he played a rock star in the film and that he was paired with Mumbai-based Priya Banerjee. In August 2013, a song, penned by Madhan Karky, was to be shot.[9] Vidharth said that he played the role of a rowdy gang leader.[10] Gayathrie in October 2013 stated that every character in the film comes in shades of grey and that seventy per cent of the film had been completed.[1] West Indies cricketer Dwayne Bravo had agreed to dance for a song in the film, which was shot in October 2013.[11][12][13]

After four years of delay, in October 2018, the film's title was changed from Ula to Chithiram Pesuthadi 2.[14]


Srivatsan S of The Hindu derided the film for being outdated.[15]



  1. ^ a b c Gupta, Rinku (1 October 2013). "I came as a blank slate: Gayathrie". The New Indian Express. Retrieved 1 October 2013.
  2. ^ "Prasanna – Rajan team up for Ula – Tamil Movie News". 20 August 2012. Retrieved 1 October 2013.
  3. ^ "New Stories". Behindwoods. 3 October 2013. Retrieved 3 October 2013.
  4. ^ "Prasanna teams up with Rajan Madhav again!". Times of India. Times News Network. 16 July 2012. Retrieved 1 October 2013.
  5. ^ "And The Name Is Ula – Muran – Prasanna – Rajan Madhav – Ula – Tamil Movie News". Behindwoods. 20 August 2012. Retrieved 1 October 2013.
  6. ^ "Prasanna's next is titled Ula – Times Of India". Times of India. Times News Network. 21 August 2012. Retrieved 1 October 2013.
  7. ^ K. R. Manigandan (29 September 2012). "A day to remember". The Hindu. Retrieved 1 October 2013.
  8. ^ a b "Ajmal and Ashok kick start 'Ulaa'". Times Of India. Times News Network. 20 March 2013. Retrieved 1 October 2013.
  9. ^ "Ajmal is a rockstar – Times Of India". Times Of India. 11 August 2013. Retrieved 1 October 2013.
  10. ^ Gupta, Rinku (6 August 2013). "I'm a big fan of Ajith: Vidharth". The New Indian Express. Retrieved 1 October 2013.
  11. ^ V Lakshmi (6 October 2013). "Cricketer Bravo to shake a leg in a Tamil film". Times of India. Times News Network. Retrieved 6 October 2013.
  12. ^ "Dwayne Bravo to groove in Tamil film 'Ula'". NDTV. 6 October 2013. Archived from the original on 6 October 2013. Retrieved 6 October 2013.
  13. ^ "Yen Da Video Song – Ula – Dwayne Bravo". Archived from the original on 3 October 2014. Retrieved 3 October 2013.
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  15. ^ S, Srivatsan (15 February 2019). "'Chithiram Pesuthadi 2' review: Fast and forgettable". The Hindu. Retrieved 15 February 2019.

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