— Ramesh Bala (@rameshlaus) October 13, 2018
Directed by Bharathan, ‘Thevar Magan’ released in 1992 and had Sivaji Ganesan and Kamal Haasan in a father-son role. The film also starred Nassar, Gautami, Revathi, and others with music composed by Ilaiyaraaja. Winning five National Awards that year, the film went on to be made in Hindi as ‘Virasat’ starring Anil Kapoor, Amrish Puri, Tabu, Pooja Batra, and others.
It appears that Kamal Haasan has quite a thing for sequels. Recently, the sequel of his 2015 film ‘Vishwaroopam’ came out. He is also working on ‘Indian 2’, the sequel to the 1996 vigilante film by Shankar S. The actor also has ‘Sabash Naidu’ a spin-off film based on of the characters he has played in the past.
Meanwhile, the actor who is also an inspiring politician who heads the party ‘Makkal Needhi Maiyam’, has added his two cents on the ongoing #MeToo movement in India. After singer Chinmayi Sripada accused lyricist Vairamuthu of sexual misconduct, including sharing stories endured by other women, Kamal Haasan said:
“The accused should step out and speak regarding the issue. Others who are not associated with it shouldn’t really comment on this whole controversy. I welcome the #MeToo movement if it happens in an honest manner. I see it as a welcoming change. The movement should stay genuine. People should be aware of the problems faced by women in society. We have seen many such issues since Kannagi days.”
Soon after the allegations, Vairamuthu took to Twitter with a statement saying that this is yet another attempt at maligning his reputation and that accusations such as this is now a trend. He also said that the truth will prevail.