It seems the sequel trend is slowly picking up in the Tamil film industry. After Ajith Kumar's Billa, now Shankar's 1996s Indian is heading for its second instalment of the film.
Speaking about his plans, Shankar has said that producer AM Ratnam has been pushing him to do a sequel for Kamal Hassan starrer Indian. The filmmaker claims that he will decide on the second instalment once he completes his forthcoming movie Nanban, a remake of Bollywood blockbuster 3 Idiots.
Anna Hazare's anti-corruption campaign, which has become one of the biggest ever movement after independence, has awaken the people of India. The filmmaker's idea to make a film on corruption at the moment is a good idea. It looks like Shankar wants to strike while iron is hot, claim industry insiders.
Shankar's Indian starred Kamal Hassan, Manisha Koirala and Urmila Matondkar in the leads. The movie is about an old-aged man named Senapathy, who uproots the corruption. He kills the people, who are all involved in it, including his son. In the end, he leaves the country and sends message that he would be back, when the situation demands.
The epilogue was a clear indication that someday the movie bosses would plan for its sequel and now it looks like the time has come for Indian 2. Meanwhile, Shankar has started working on the final edit of Nanban. The music album of Vijay, Ileana D'Cruz, Jeeva and Srikanth starrer movie will hit the screens for Diwali.