Exclusive: Randy replaces Ravi Varman as the cinematographer in Kamal Haasan's Indian 2!
After nearly 23 years, director Shankar and Kamal are coming together for Indian 2.
The 1996 movie Indian, which was directed by Shankar and had Kamal Haasan, Manisha Koirala and Urmila Matondkar in the lead, turned out to be a game-changer in the entire Indian film industry. This movie, based on an aged freedom fighter's crusade against corruption, became a super hit in all the languages and is till date one of the biggest hits in the careers of all those associated with it. After a gap of nearly 23 years, director Shankar and Kamal are coming together for this movie's sequel - Indian 2. Bankrolled by Lyca Productions, this movie was announced to be going on floors early this year. After a lot of pre-production work, the movie took off but was almost immediately put on the back-burner when Kamal took time off to campaign for his party - Maiam - in the recently held Lok Sabha elections.
There were speculations that the movie was reportedly shelved after there was no progress on it for quite some time. However, recently it was announced that the project is definitely on and that it is being revived for good. Early today we had reported that director Shankar is currently scouting for locations in Andhra Pradesh, which came to light after a photo of the director and members of his technical team walking around in Andhra, went viral online. Now, we have yet another exciting update on this highly expected project!
Originally, cinematographer Ravi Varman who has earlier worked in movies like Kaatru Veliyidai and Barfi! had been announced to be cranking the camera for this project! However, it has now been revealed to is from our sources close to the Indian 2 team that Ravi Varman has been replaced by Rathnavelu aka Randy, who has worked in movies like Lingaa and Enthiran and was also the cinematographer for the Tollywood magnum opus Sye Raa Narasimha Reddy. An official announcement on this is expected to be revealed soon! Indian 2's cast is said to reportedly include Siddharth, Kajal Aggarwal, Priya Bhavani Shankar, Aishwarya Rajesh and Rakul Preet Singh apart from Nedumudi Venu and Yogi Babu. Keep watching this space for more updates...Read More