"Vishwaroopam II," the long-awaited sequel to "Vishwaroopam" has obtained a U/A certificate from the CBFC. The much-delayed film is going to be released shortly. The film carries on with an almost identical star cast with the addition of Waheeda Rehman and Anant Mahadevan.

The film was earlier scheduled to release on April 27 much ahead of Rajinikanth's "Kaala," but the strikes of the film association that prolonged for 48 days, pushed the release date to uncertainty. Now reportedly the movie will be released in May 2018.

Cast almost similar to original

The other cast includes kamal haasan, Pooja Kumar, Andrea, Shekhar Kapur and Rahul Bose. While "Vishwaroopam" was shot outside India since the film revolved around Afghanistan, the sequel is set in India and is racier than its predecessor. The flick has been written, co-produced and directed by Kamal Haasan.

The spy thriller is being made in Tamil, Telugu, and Hindi. Gibran has helmed the music, and Shamdat Sainudeen is the cameraman. "Vishwaroopam" had its music score composed by Shankar-Ehsaan-Loy, but its sequel will have Ghibran as the music director. He had worked earlier with Hasan in "Uttama Villain," "Papanasam" and "Thoongaa Vanam." The Tamil version of the flick has its songs penned by Kamal Hassan.

Venu Ravichandran is producing "vishwaroopam 2" in Tamil and by Ekta Kapoor and Shobha Kapoor in Hindi as "Vishwaroop 2."

It is going to be a very hectic schedule for Kamal Hassan who has just floated a new political party 'Makkal Needhi Maiyam' in Madurai.

Kamal Haasan has a couple of films including "Vishwaroopam II." Kamal Hassan has revealed on his official Facebook page that the trailer for the flick will be released soon.

"Vishwaroopam" was released in 2013 and immediately created controversy and led to Kamal Hasan taking on the might of theater owners by threatening to release the film on DTH platforms.

Both Hindu and Muslim religious sects objected the film.

The Hindus found it offensive that a Muslim was depicting Lord Krishna in the flick while Muslims objected to the depiction of the community as terrorists. The CM of Tamil Nadu, Jayalalitha defended the ban on the film citing law and order issues. In the end, Kamal Hassan had to delete several objectionable scenes, and a court of law also quashed the charge that the flick was anti-Islamic.

Kamal has also announced his plans to make a sequel to the film, Indian II with director Shankar. Rahul Bose and Andrea Jeremiah will be taking on from where they left in "Vishwaroopam." Work on the sequel started in 2013 and had to face multiple issues and was almost shelved before Kamal Hassan revived the project last year.

The film could clash with Kala, another mega project film from Rajinikanth. Already the two actors are political rivals, and now they will be locking horns on screen as well with the release of their movies.

Kamal Hasan started dubbing for the film

Kamal left Los Angles to complete the final mix. Dubbing for Tamil, Hindi, and Telugu was said long back. The music of the film in different languages has also been finished.

The sound quality of the film is being taken care by renowned sound composer Kunal Rajan, who worked in many Hollywood films

Kamal Hasan had been planning to release the movie on Republic day. However, his past political commitments made it difficult to release the film on Republic day. Kamal also has in the pipeline a couple of movies which include long-pending comedy entertainer Sabaash Naidu. Kamal plays a RAW officer in the flick named Balram Naidu. It is loosely based on one of the ten characters he played in "Dashavatram."

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