Vishwaroopam II

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Vishwaroopam II
Vishwaroop II
Vishwaroopam 2.jpg
First look
Directed by Kamal Haasan
Produced by Kamal Hassan
S Chandrahasan
Written by Kamal Haasan
Atul Tiwari
Starring Kamal Haasan
Rahul Bose
Pooja Kumar
Andrea Jeremiah
Shekhar Kapur
Waheeda Rehman
Music by Ghibran
Cinematography Sanu Varghese
Shamdat Sainudeen[1]
Edited by Mahesh Narayanan
Production
company
Raaj Kamal Films International
Release date
  • 27 April 2018 (2018-04-27)
Running time
184 minutes
Country India
Language Tamil
Hindi

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.[2]

Produced by Venu Ravichandran in Tamil, the film is also being produced by Ekta Kapoor and Shobha Kapoor in Hindi as Vishwaroop II.[3] Initially planned as a late 2013 release,[4] 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.[5][6] The official first look of the film was released on May 2,[7] and the film is set to release on 27 April 2018.

Cast[edit]

Production[edit]

Development[edit]

The film will be set in India. Kamal has earlier stated that the second part will be laced with a strong mother-son sentiment.[8] He stated that 40% of the film was shot during the making of part one itself.[4] While part 1 was a little over 2 hours 20 minutes, the sequel's length will be less than 2 hours.[9]

Cast and crew[edit]

Due to personal reasons, cinematographer Sanu Varghese opted out of Vishwaroopam II and was replaced by Shamdat Sainuddeen.[10] Ghibran was signed up to compose the music.[11][12] Haasan has added Waheeda Rahman and Anant Mahadevan for the sequel in addition to the main cast.[13]

Filming[edit]

The shooting of Vishwaroopam II started in Thailand[14] and the team shot scenes at the Bangkok airbase.[15] 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.[4] 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.[16] The film started its final schedule of shooting from 27 November, 2017 at Chennai. [17]

Release[edit]

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.[18][19] However, he later stated that he would not, as "there seems to be a lot of reticence in that."[20] In November, Haasan stated that he hopes to release the film by 2016,[21] 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.[22]

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.[23]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "'Sahasam' Shamdat filming Viswaroopam 2". Times of India. 7 June 2013. Retrieved 12 June 2013. 
  2. ^ "Vishwaroopam-2 to have mother-son angle". Times of India. 12 March 2013. Retrieved 17 April 2013. 
  3. ^ "Vishwaroopam 2 on August 15th". vishwaroopam2.com. 1 April 2013. Retrieved 17 April 2013. 
  4. ^ a b c "'Vishwaroopam 2' shoot starts in Chennai!". Sify. 12 June 2013. Retrieved 22 June 2013. 
  5. ^ "Kamal Haasan's Vishwaroopam 2 is back on track". Indian Express. 20 April 2017. Retrieved 16 May 2017. 
  6. ^ "Kamal Haasan's 'Vishwaroopam 2' revived!". The Times of India. 20 April 2017. Retrieved 16 May 2017. 
  7. ^ "Kamal unveils first look of 'Vishwaroopam 2'". The Hindu. 2 May 2017. Retrieved 16 May 2017. 
  8. ^ "Vishwaroopam 2 poised for Aug 15?". Times of India. 3 April 2013. Retrieved 17 April 2013. 
  9. ^ "'Vishwaroop-2's Length'". Taran Adarsh. 6 July 2013. Retrieved 6 July 2013. 
  10. ^ "'Vishwaroopam 2' to have a new cameraman!". Sify. 7 June 2013. Retrieved 22 June 2013. 
  11. ^ "Ghibran to compose for Kamal's film". Times of India. 15 June 2013. Retrieved 22 June 2013. 
  12. ^ "It was emotionally very disturbing, says Ghibran". Times of India. 21 June 2013. Retrieved 22 June 2013. 
  13. ^ "'Waheeda Rahman & Ananth Mahadevan join Vishwaroop-2'". Taran Adarsh. 6 July 2013. Retrieved 6 July 2013. 
  14. ^ "Vishwaroopam 2 on track". Indian Express. 28 May 2013. Retrieved 22 June 2013. 
  15. ^ "'Vishwaroopam 2' canned at Bangkok airbase". CNN IBN. 30 May 2013. Retrieved 22 June 2013. 
  16. ^ "Kamal does the unthinkable for Vishwaroopam 2!". Behindwoods. 16 October 2016. Retrieved 17 October 2016. 
  17. ^ Pandian, Avinash (27 November 2017). "Breaking Update on Kamal Haasan's Vishwaroopam 2". Behindwoods.com. Retrieved 27 November 2017. 
  18. ^ Kamal Haasan's Vishwaroopam 2 will release on DTH in the US - The Times of India. Timesofindia.indiatimes.com (2013-09-30). Retrieved on 2016-01-06.
  19. ^ Vishwaroopam 2 confirmed for Feb, 2014 - The Times of India. Timesofindia.indiatimes.com (2013-12-02). Retrieved on 2016-01-06.
  20. ^ I can start Marudhanayagam anytime: Kamal Haasan - Times of India. Timesofindia.indiatimes.com (2014-11-08). Retrieved on 2016-01-06.
  21. ^ Yellapantula, Suhas. (2015-11-10) Thoonga Vanam: Racy Return for Kamal Haasan. The New Indian Express. Retrieved on 2016-01-06.
  22. ^ Srivatsan, S (6 August 2016). "Vishwaroopam 2: Is Kamal Haasan facing hassle from producer over film release?". India Today. Retrieved 17 October 2016. 
  23. ^ http://www.deccanchronicle.com/entertainment/kollywood/160217/kamal-haasans-film-hit-by-payment-delays.html

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