The trailer of Chandramukhi 2, filmmaker P Vasu’s sequel to his hit 2005 horror film Chandramukhi, was released by Lyca Productions today. Headlined by Raghava Lawrence and Kangana Ranaut, the film is set to release in theatres on September 15.
The iconic ‘Rajadhi Raja…’ chant, the ‘mother of all red-herrings’ python, the grand Vettaiyan Raja’s palace, and Vadivelu’s Murugesan….. P Vasu takes us back to the world of Chandramukhi instantly with the opening shots of the nearly three-minute-long trailer of Chandramukhi 2.
Once again, 17 years since Saravanan (Rajinikanth) chased away Chandramukhi’s spirit and saved Ganga (Jyothika), a new family — characters played by Radhika Sarathkumar, Lakshmi Menon, Mahima Nambiar, Shrusti Dange, and Co — enters the Vettaiyan Raja’s palace, which is now under the control of Murugesan (Vadivelu). And similar to what happened all those years ago, Chandramukhi’s spirit haunts them as all hell breaks loose. This time, two new characters (played by Raghava and Kangana) take over the mantle as Vettaiyan and Chandramukhi.
Why is Chandramukhi’s spirit still out for Vettaiyan’s blood? Will the eponymous Chandramukhi snake have any role to play this time? Like what Murugesan says at the end of the trailer, it seems like a remake of the same story of Chandramukhi; butone can expect a few surprises in store from Vasu. It is noteworthy to mention that we also see a couple of shots featuring RS Shivaji, the veteran actor-comedian who passed away yesterday following a cardiac arrest.
With music scored by Oscar-winner M M Keeravaani, Chandramukhi 2 has cinematography by R D Rajasekar and editing by Anthony. Produced by Subaskaran of Lyca Productions, the film is set to be released in Tamil, Kannada, Telugu, Malayalam and Hindi.