Vishal’s 25th milestone film Sandakozhi 2, a sequel to his earlier blockbuster, has officially started. Lingusamy, who is having a low patch, is back in action and the pre-production work for the film commenced recently.
Apparently, the city of Madurai has been recreated at the 10-acre land at Binny Mills in the city with art director Rajeevan helming the affair. A huge set resembling one of Madurai’s key localities with 500 shops and a temple, is being erected. The introduction song of the hero along with thousands of junior artistes and dancers taking part at the temple festival will be shot at a whopping cost of Rs 6 crore. Sources say that some of the talkie portions will also be shot there.
While Keerthi Suresh plays Vishal’s pair, Varalaxmi Sarathkumar will be seen in a crucial role. Veteran actor Raj Kiran is also being retained from the original. Yuvan Shankar Raja will score the music. Produced in VFF banner, the shooting is said to commence by August 31.