Actor Vishal and filmmakwr Mysskin met Illayaraja to sign him for their upcoming project, Thu[[arivaalan 2.(Twitter)

Musician Ilayaraja has been signed for actor Vishal’s upcoming Tamil investigative thriller Thupparivaalan 2, which will be directed by Mysskin. On Tuesday, Vishal met Ilayaraja along with Mysskin and officially brought him on board by handing over a cheque.

Sharing pictures from the meeting on Twitter, Vishal wrote, “On this wonderful Day as I enter into my 15th year in the Industry, I am Delighted to have #Ilaiyaraaja Sir onboard for composing the music for #Thupparivaalan2 My Career comes a full circle by having #Maestro composing music for my film for the first time….GB.”

Modelled after Sherlock Holmes, Thupparivaalan had Vishal essay the role of a detective called Kaniyan Poogundran. Actor Prasanna played his sidekick, a character very close to Sherlock’s partner Dr. Watson. In April, Mysskin met Vishal on the sets of his upcoming film Action at Cappadocia in Turkey to discuss about Thupparivaalan 2, which is expected to go on the floors from October.

Thupparivaalan was a box-office winner. The film ended Vishal’s dry spell for success. During the film’s release, there were reports that the film was heavily inspired from Sherlock Holmes. Mysskin had said only his lead characters were inspired by Sherlock Holmes and Dr. Watson.

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“Everyone gets inspired from something or the other. Edgar Allen Poe came up with the first detective story and then came Sherlock Holmes. There is a thin line between inspiration and plagiarism,” Mysskin had said in a statement.

“My story has nothing related to Sherlock Holmes or other detective movies. Thupparivaalan has anecdotes from Subramaniya Bharathi, Mahatma Gandhi; there is love, friendship and ego. This is something I always wanted to write,” he added.

The film, which also starred Vinay Rai, Andrea Jeremiah and Anu Emmanuel, has been regarded as Vishal’s best work in a long time.

Meanwhile, Vishal has two more projects in his kitty. Last seen playing a corrupt cop in Ayogya, the Tamil remake of Telugu blockbuster Temper; Vishal’s next release will be Sundar C’s Action, which is rumoured to be the remake of Salman Khan’s Ek Tha Tiger. Vishal also has Irumbu Thirai 2 in his kitty. The film will most likely hit the screens early next year.

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First Published: Sep 12, 2019 15:18 IST


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