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New addition to Dhanush’s Maari 2 cast, Tovino Thomas to play baddie

Malayalam actor Tovino Thomas will soon be seen playing the villain in Dhanush’s Maari 2. He is best known for his work in films like Ennu Ninte Moideen, Ezra and Oru Mexican Aparatha.

regional movies Updated: Sep 25, 2017 10:33 IST
Sandeep Acharya
Tovino Thomas has been associated with Dhanush’s Wunderbar Films in connection with his films Tharangam and Maradona .
Tovino Thomas has been associated with Dhanush’s Wunderbar Films in connection with his films Tharangam and Maradona .

Malayalam actor Tovino Thomas is best known for his work in films such as Ennu Ninte Moideen, Ezra, Oru Mexican Aparatha and Godha. He will be soon seen playing the antagonist in Dhanush’s Maari 2, which will go on the floors from October. On signing the project, Tovino said, “Extremely excited to be part of Maari 2. This is my third association with Dhanush’s Wunderbar Films. I’m really looking forward to being part of this project.” Dhanush made his foray into Malayalam filmdom as a producer with Tovino’s Tharangam and Maradona.

Maari will reunite Dhanush and director Balaji Mohan. The project was supposed to happen much earlier but due to Dhanush’s multiple commitments, including his directorial project Power Paandi, the sequel plan had to be pushed. In the film, Dhanush played a dhoti-clad, mustache twirling local rowdy and he was paired with Kajal Aggarwal, who won’t be a part of the sequel. However, actors Robo Shankar and Vinod, who played Dhanush’s sidekicks, will be part of Maari 2. Following the fall out between Dhanush and Anirudh Ravichander, it’d be interesting to see who will compose music for the sequel. Anirudh’s music was a huge plus for the first part.

The rest of the cast and crew will be finalised soon. The project will be bankrolled by Wunderbar Films and will have cinematography by Velraj. Dhanush has also said he has plans to make a sequel to Power Paandi. Before he starts working on Maari 2, he should complete working on Vetrimaaran’s Vada Chennai, in which he plays a gangster based out of North Madras. The film tracks three decades in the life of a gangster.

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