Kamal Haasan's Indian 2 has been languishing in development hell since the film rolled into production after it was announced in 2019. Being directed by Shankar under the Lyca Productions banner, the sequel to the 1996 blockbuster Indian, has undergone delays in shooting at every instance starting from acquiring permission for the shooting, followed by the production set-up, the funding, Kamal Haasan's makeup issues, the tragic crane accident, and the coronavirus pandemic lockdowns. Having said that, fans now have a big reason to cheer as it has now been revealed exclusively to Galatta that Indian 2 is being revived by actor-producer/politician Udhayanidhi Stalin, who is stepping in at the request of Kamal Haasan and Lyca Productions' Subaskaran Allirajah, and thus paving the way for one of India's biggest films. 

Udhayanidhi Stalin's Red Giant Movies will jointly be boarding Indian 2 with Lyca Productions, which will feature Anirudh Ravichander as the composer for the Kamal Haasan venture once again after the box office blockbuster Vikram. Udhayanidhi's decision to revive Indian 2 is likely due to the spectacular response for Vikram, with Lyca Productions as well deciding to drop charges against director Shankar when they requested a ban in court on the filmmaker from doing other films before completing their venture. 

Wow! Udhayanidhi Stalin steps in to revive #Indian2 on the request of Kamal Haasan and Lyca’s Subhaskaran, paving the way for one of India’s biggest films. @LycaProductions to drop charges against Dir. Shankar. Exciting times ahead for Tamil cinema! @Udhaystalin @ikamalhaasan pic.twitter.com/EcJjoUTWXU

— Galatta Media (@galattadotcom) July 1, 2022

A while back, both Udhayanidhi Stalin and Kamal Haasan had expressed hope in reviving Indian 2 when the former first revealed the possibilities of such a development during the Don success meet, while the latter spoke about it during the promotional tour of Vikram. All sights will now be on when the production on Indian 2 will officially resume considering Kamal Haasan is expected to team up with Malayalam director Mahesh Narayanan of Malik fame next, while also doing a film with Tamil filmmaker Pa. Ranjith. Director Shankar too is currently busy with the work of his Tamil-Telugu bilingual, the tentatively titled RC 15, starring Ram Charan in the lead role after which he will be joining hands with Bollywood star Ranveer Singh for the Hindi remake of the 2005 blockbuster Tamil film, Anniyan, being produced by Pen Studios.