In Kollywood, director Venkat Prabhu has the reputation of churning out humorous, intelligent and exciting films that appeal to a huge section of the audience. His comedy sense is something that the viewers have enjoyed time and again. This director had the fortune of directing Ajith in his landmark 50th film Mankatha, which went on to get huge rounds of applause from the audiences, for a long time. In fact, we can say Mankatha made Ajith’s salt and pepper hairstyle popular, which the actor has continued to retain in all his films thereafter.
In an age of sequels, there have always been requests and queries from fans about a sequel for Mankatha. The film also had an open ending to facilitate a sequel. The cat and mouse game between a cop and a crook wherein finally the cop is also on the side of the crook, has many possibilities for extending the story line. Venkat Prabhu has also been time and again asked the same question as to when he would call the shots for Mankatha 2 with Ajith.
Recently, at a student's event, the fun loving director replied to this frequent question. He said, “I know there are lots of Thala fans in this gathering. I am very happy. I sure will have to tell you all about Mankatha 2. Since the expectations are high on this sequel, I am a little apprehensive as to whether I should do it or not. But a film with Thala is certainly in the pipeline. I am definitely doing a film with him, which will happen very soon.” This reply immediately lifted the spirits of the people gathered there.