Pichaikkaran 2 Movie (2023) Cast, Release Date, Story, Budget, Collection, Poster, Trailer, Review

Pichaikkaran 2

May 19, 2023
2hr 28min
Status: released

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  • Pichaikkaran 2 is a Tamil action thriller film directed by Vijay Antony, who co-wrote the film with K Palani and Paul Antony. The film stars Vijay Antony and Kavya Thapar in the lead roles along with Yogi Babu, Radha Ravi, Y. G. Mahendran, Mansoor Ali Khan, Hareesh Peradi, John Vijay, and Dev Gill in supporting roles.
  • This film is a sequel to the 2016 film Pichaikkaran. It was produced by Fatima Vijay Antony under the banner of Vijay Antony Film Corporation. The cinematography for the film was handled by Om Narayanan, while the music and editing of the film were done by Vijay Antony himself. The film’s satellite rights were bagged by Star Network, and the film’s digital streaming rights were sold to Disney+ Hotstar.
  • The shooting for the film began on September 1, 2021, and it was shot across multiple locations including Chennai, Kolkata, Malaysia, Georgia, and Dubai. Pichaikkaran 2 was released in Indian cinemas on 19 May 2023.
  • It is a Vijay Antony’s directorial debut.
  • The film crew had earlier announced that the film would release along with dubbed versions of the film in Hindi, Telugu, Malayalam, and Kannada on 14 April 2023, but it was postponed due to a copyright violation allegation.
  • After the success of Pichaikkaran, in 2020, Vijay Antony planned to make a sequel for the film and approached the director Sasi to direct the sequel, but he was busy with other commitments.
  • The first look poster for the film was released on 24 July 2020.
  • This film is the tenth production of Vijay Antony Film Corporation.
  • According to reports revealed by the film crew on January 16, 2023, while filming the action sequence of the film in Kuala Lumpur, Vijay Antony got injured, having his jaw and nose broken, and he underwent treatment.
  • Pichaikkaran 2 was released on 19 May 2023 and received mixed reviews from critics. Despite this, the film was a commercial success at the box office.
  • The film’s satellite and digital rights were bagged by Star Network and Disney+ Hotstar. The film was premiered on the platform from 18 June 2023.

About Plagiarism allegations:

Following the release of a sneak peek video for Pichaikkaran 2, V. Rajaganapthy, the producer of Aaivukkoodam, filed a petition with the Madras High Court against Vijay Antony Film Corporation. Rajaganapathy alleged that the storyline of Pichaikkaran 2 had been copied from Aaivukkoodam and requested that the film’s release be halted until the matter was resolved. However, the court rejected Rajaganapathy’s request on the grounds that the concept of brain transplantation, which was at the heart of the dispute, had been in use in films since 1908 and had been featured in numerous works. The court further stated that there were no similarities between the two films aside from the brain transplantation concept.