Indian 2 first look: Kamal Haasan returns as Senapathy in Shankar’s highly anticipated sequel to 1996 hit drama

Director Shankar released the first look of Kamal Haasan as Senapathy in Indian 2, the highly-anticipated sequel to the 1996 hit film on 15 January. The image shows the actor as the veteran freedom fighter and vigilante, ready to bring down the corrupt.

Indian originally starred Manisha Koirala and Urmila Matondkar in the lead roles along with Goundamani, Senthil, Nedumudi Venu, Kasturi, Sukanya, and Crazy Mohan as the supporting cast. Haasan starred as both Senapathy and his son in the film.

According to Indian Express, the film is scheduled to go on floors from 18 January. Joining the Padma Bhushan winning actor will be Kajal Aggarwal. She also shared her excitement to be onboard via her official Twitter handle.

The music of the sequel will be composed by Anirudh Ravichander, who recently scored music for Rajinikanth’s Petta.

Indian 2 was announced on Haasan’s 64th birthday, and will also mark the reunion of Shankar and Haasan after a span of two decades. The actor in December 2018 had said that the Shankar directorial would be his last film after which he would focus on his political career.

Other members of the Indian 2 team include editor Sreekar Prasad, production designer Muthuraj, dialogue writers Jayamohan, Kabilan Vairamuthu and Lakshmi Sarvanakumar, and action directors Jack Gill, Tadd Griffith and Peter Hein. The lyrics of the film’s songs will be penned by Thamrai Vivek and Bosco will be the choreogapher.