Vijay Antony's new film Pichaikkaran 2, the sequel to his 2016 blockbuster, Pichaikkaran, is set to roll into production with a formal pooja taking place on Wednesday. The film was announced earlier in July during the coronavirus lockdown, with a poster as well being released on the occasion of the composer turned actor's birthday. Being produced under the Vijay Antony Film Corporation banner, Pichaikkaran 2 was initially announced to be directed National Award-winning filmmaker Priya Krishnaswamy of Baaram fame, with Metro and the upcoming Kodiyil Oruvan fame Ananda Krishnan as well being roped in later as a replacement. That said, Pichaikkaran 2 will now be helmed by Vijay Antony himself and is incidentally his directorial debut, with the hit music director also penning the film's story and screenplay. As of now, no other cast and crew details are known and can be expected as soon as the shooting begins.  Below are pictures from the Pichaikkaran 2 pooja: 

Earlier on the occasion of his birthday, Vijay Antony made the announcement of turning director with Pichaikkaran 2 and released an official statement expressing his joy about his new film. He said, "A long run dream finally comes true. This has been my inmost desire over a long period of time. In every movie as an actor, I have worked as an assistant director, learning tur techniques and skills from various movie makers. For any  filmmaker, it's an advantage to be aware of every department. In this aspect, I find myself lucky to have witnessed success as a technician and actor. I thank producers, directors and actors, who supported me in this journey of developing my skills. On this special occasion of my birthday, I am glad to announce my new avatar as a filmmaker with the movie Pichaikkaran 2. This will be a big budgeted project and talks are going on with leading actresses to play the female lead role. The story premise will offer a great experience for the audience with the right mix of entertainment and emotions. We will be soon making announcements on the cast and crew of Pichaikkaran 2."