|Directed by||Kamal Haasan|
|Produced by||Kamal Hassan
|Written by||Kamal Haasan
|Edited by||Mahesh Narayanan|
Raaj Kamal Films International
Vishwaroopam II (titled Vishwaroop II in Hindi) is an upcoming Indian spy thriller film simultaneously being made in Tamil and Hindi language. Written and directed by Kamal Haasan, it is the sequel to Vishwaroopam (2013) and features himself alongside Rahul Bose, Pooja Kumar and Andrea Jeremiah, reprising their roles. While the first film was set in the United States, Vishwaroopam II is set to take place in India.
Produced by Venu Ravichandran in Tamil, the film is also being produced by Ekta Kapoor and Shobha Kapoor in Hindi as Vishwaroop II. Initially planned as a late 2013 release, the film was stuck in development hell and was revived only in April 2017 as Kamal Haasan himself took over as producer.
Director Rajesh Selva confirmed in his tweets that the film is currently in the post-production stage along with the Telugu dubbed version. The official first look of the film was released on May 2, and the film is set to release on 27 April 2018.
- Kamal Haasan as RAW Agent Major Wisam Ahmad Kashmiri/Vishwanathan/Viz
- Rahul Bose as Omar Qureshi
- Pooja Kumar as Nirupama Wisam
- Andrea Jeremiah as Ashmita Subramaniam
- Shekhar Kapur as Colonel Jagannath
- Jaideep Ahlawat as Salim
- Russell Geoffrey Banks as Jim
- Waheeda Rehman
- Mir Sarwar
- Deepak Jethi
- Anant Mahadevan
- Kevin Stalin Raj
The film will be set in India. Kamal has earlier stated that the second part will be laced with a strong mother-son sentiment. He stated that 40% of the film was shot during the making of part one itself. While part 1 was a little over 2 hours 20 minutes, the sequel's length will be less than 2 hours.
Cast and crew
Due to personal reasons, cinematographer Sanu Varghese opted out of Vishwaroopam II and was replaced by Shamdat Sainuddeen. Ghibran was signed up to compose the music. Haasan has added Waheeda Rahman and Anant Mahadevan for the sequel in addition to the main cast.
The shooting of Vishwaroopam II started in Thailand and the team shot scenes at the Bangkok airbase. There was a sequence where actors defuse bombs and engage enemies in a gun battle underwater which was done by the actors themselves after training in scuba diving . The Chennai schedule of the film started on 13 June, 2013. It was also reported that an underwater fight sequence involving Kamal Haasan has been shot by stunt director Ramesh in the second week of October 2016. The film started its final schedule of shooting from 27 November, 2017 at Chennai. 
Vishwaroopam II was scheduled to release on August 3, 2015, but due to delays Kamal Hassan has changed the date. Haasan also stated initially that the film would be released Direct To Home in the United States. However, he later stated that he would not, as "there seems to be a lot of reticence in that." In November, Haasan stated that he hopes to release the film by 2016, but the release of the film is on hold due to the financial crisis of the producer even though some combination scenes as well as VFX are pending. It was also reported that Haasan will complete his portions only after his remaining salary of Rs.10 crores is settled and Lyca Productions might take over the project from Aascar Ravichandran.
In February 2017, Kamal Haasan revealed that the film was on hold as Aascar Ravichandran was not able to pay the technical crew of the film. He added that over six months worth of post-production remained pending on the project.
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