However, when in the trailer she is questioned why she calls his name and follows him around, she asks seriously: “Why? I can’t profess my love for you?” thus pointing out how the roles have been reversed. Instead of a man chasing and wooing a woman around, it’s the other way and further romantic snatches of a scene later, we know that it’s a story meant to be.
The first film had Kajal Aggarwal’s character also fall in love with Maari only before he rejects her after he realises that it was all a ploy. Kajal Aggarwal’s role was relevant to the plot only because she was pretending to love Maari, while helping the police officer on the side. In the end, Maari walked away single as the only Don who’s meant to be. In this one, there is a doubt if Sai Pallavi’s character would be along similar lines.
Sai Pallavi’s look in ‘Maari 2’ has her dressed in a kurta and a khaki shirt on top with her hair pinned and donning those typical ‘Maari’ glasses. While we aren’t sure if she’s inspired by Rajinikanth’s auto driver character in Baasha, one can surely say this would be a rather different take on it.
Sai Pallavi is collaborating with Dhanush for the first time in Maari 2, a sequel to director Balaji Mohan’s 2015 film. The film also stars Varalaxmi Sarathkumar, Tovino Thomas as the antagonist, and Krishna Kulasekaran. The film’s music is by Yuvan Shankar Raja.
Meanwhile, Sai Pallavi was last seen in AL Vijay’s ‘Diya’ (‘Kaanam’ in Telugu). She has Selvaraghavan’s ‘NGK’ with Suriya Sivakumar and Hanu Raghavapudi’s film ‘Padi Padi Leche Manasu’.
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