Yuvan Shankar Raja will be composing music for the upcoming Dhanush movie Maari 2 directed by Balaji Mohan. The excited director took it to twitter to officially announce the news. Maari 2 is the sequel to the 2014 blockbuster Maari, directed by Balaji Mohan himself. The first movie received mixed reactions from critics upon release but however proved to be a successful one at the box office.
The movie Maari created a buzz upon release right from its music to the style of the lead actor Dhanush. Right from Dhanush’s look in the movie including his goatie and coolers became an instant style signature among fans. The music was much praised too, with the tracks from the movie topping the charts throughout the year of its release. Anirudh composed music for Maari.
Despite the huge success of Maari’s album and the track record of Dhanush and Anirudh, the director seems to have replaced Anirudh with Yuvan Shankar Raja for the sequel of Maari. Both Maari and Maari 2 are produced by Dhanush himself under his own production house Wunderbar Studios. The decision of roping Yuvan to compose music for Maari 2 had just added more speculation to thealready existing Dhanush – Anirudh row.
Yuvan had earlier composed music for many Dhanush films and they have proven to be a successful combo even in their early years. Their recent association include Dhanush singing a song in the movie Nenjam Marapathillai for Yuvan Shankar Raja. Nenjam Marapathillai directed by Selvaraghavan is yet to be released. Apart from their other collaborations it was for ‘Yaaradi Nee Mohini’ released in 2008 that Yuvan composed music for a full length Dhanush movie. The fans of the combo are pretty amped up about the upcoming movie.
Maari 2 will have Sai Pallavi playing the female lead and Malayalam star Tovino Thomas playing the baddie in the movie.