Entertainment Gallery Who’s who of Maari 2 Maari 2 is all set to release in December. Director Balaji Mohan’s sequel will pick up right from where the first movie ended and will have new characters as well. The makers have been unveiling the look of its star cast. Maari 2 is all set to release in December. Director Balaji Mohan’s sequel will pick up right from where the first movie ended and will have new characters as well. The makers have been unveiling the look of its star cast over the last week, creating a lot of buzz around the film. Yuvan Shankar Raja has composed the music for Maari 2. Dhanush returns as the moustache-twirling, likeable slum-lord Maari. After the success of Vada Chennai, he is all set to reprise his role from the first installment of the Maari franchise. Sai Pallavi plays Araathu Aanandhi, an unruly and ‘kuthu’-dancing auto-driver. This is Sai Pallavi’s second Kollywood film. She is expected to play Maari’s love interest in the film. Krishna will be playing Maari’s close friend and another slum strongman Kalai. Malayalam actor Tovino Thomas plays the villain Beeja aka Thanatos who “lives and breathes killing”. His dreadlocks look has attracted everyone’s attention and Tovino is certainly looking the role as he gears up to go against Maari. After starring in one of the biggest films this year, Sarkar, Varalaxmi Sarathkumar will play the role of a high-ranking government official in Maari 2. Her character is “bold, honest and straightforward.” Robo Shankar and Kallori Vino will play Maari’s friends Sanikelamai and Adithangi, respectively. These fan favourite characters promise lot of fun in Maari 2.