Karthi and Lokesh Kanagaraj to reunite for ‘Kaithi 2’

The project is expected to take off after the shooting of ‘Thalapathy 64’ and Mani Ratnam’s ‘Ponniyin Selvan’ that stars Karthi

October 26, 2019 04:25 pm | Updated 04:34 pm IST

Karthi and Lokesh Kanagaraj: a winning combo

Karthi and Lokesh Kanagaraj: a winning combo

Karthi and Lokesh Kanagaraj’s Kaithi has opened to unanimously excellent reviews from both audiences and critics, with the experimental action thriller confirming the director’s status as one of Tamil cinema’s most exciting new voices.

However, there is more reason to cheer now: actor Karthi, in a press meet today, revealed that talks for a sequel to Kaithi are well underway.

“Lokesh called me just last night and asked for just 30 days to finish Kaithi 2 !” Karthi told everyone.

It was known earlier that the shooting of the first film was finished in record time as well, so the filmmaker clearly isn’t someone who requires an extensive schedule.


Lokesh also took to Twitter, hinting at the news, posting, “Thanx for the overwhelming response guys,.. loved every minute in sets and the entire process of making kaithi...will cherish this forever! Thank you once again prabu sir and karthi sir for the opportunity!..To answer all your txts and calls yes“ Dilli will be back”


‘Dilli’ is Karthi’s character in the movie, a prisoner who is looking to meet his daughter, when gangsters are chasing him down.

Lokesh is currently working with Vijay for Thalapathy 64, and Karthi is filming for Mani Ratnam’s Ponniyin Selvan — so it is expected that the duo may join hands after both projects are completed.

More machine guns to look forward to in Kaithi 2 then?

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