Vijay Antony's next big Tamil film, Pichaikkaran 2, is one of the most-awaited sequels and is set to come out after the phenomenal success of his Pichaikkaran in 2016. Produced under the Vijay Antony Film Corporation banner and being presented by Fatima Vijay Antony, the upcoming sequel has now been announced to be releasing in Telugu, Kannada, and Malayalam languages as well and will be out as a grand summer 2023 treat. Sharing a new set of posters of Pichaikkaran 2 in all four languages, Vijay Antony has also announced that the film's satellite and digital rights have been acquired by Star Network.
Pichaikkaran 2 is titled Bichagadu 2 in Telugu, while the Kannada version is called Bhikshuka 2, with the Malayalam title revealed to be Bhikshakkaran 2. The buzz for the upcoming film has been massive ever since it was announced last year and it now remains to be seen whether the story will pick up from where the 2016 original had ended. Apart from Pichaikkaran turning out to be a major commercial and critical success, the film's Telugu version Bichagadu went on to become one of the biggest box-office hits in the Andhra Pradesh & Telangana regions. Pichaikkaran 2 created a lot of expectations after the team unveiled the slogan 'Anti-Bikili', which was later revealed to be the name of the antagonist reportedly being played by Vijay Antony himself.
Check out Vijay Antony's Pichaikkaran 2 release announcement below:
#ANTIBIKILI 👺#Pichaikkaran2 #Bichagadu2 #Bhikshuka2 #Bhikshakkaran2— vijayantony (@vijayantony) December 20, 2022
Satellite & Digital rights acquired by Star Network 🔴
Summer 2023 🔥@vijaytelevision @StarMaa @asianet @StarSuvarna @DisneyPlusHS @mrsvijayantony @vijayantonyfilm @DoneChannel1 @gskmedia_pr @gobeatroute pic.twitter.com/w0YPShC1xy
Pichaikkaran 2 is carrying a lot of excitement among fans as it marks Vijay Antony's directorial debut. He has also written the film's story and screenplay, and audiences will no doubt be looking forward to witnessing him as a filmmaker for the first time after impressing everyone with his composing and acting skills. The sequel was initially announced to be helmed by National Award-winning filmmaker Priya Krishnaswamy of Baaram fame, with Metro and Kodiyil Oruvan fame Ananda Krishnan as well coming on board later as a replacement before Vijay Antony stepped into the director's chair. Pichaikkaran 2 is one of the many exciting projects Vijay Antony has in his lineup, which includes films like Tamilarasan, Agni Siragugal, Khaki, Kolai, Raththam, Mazhai Pidikatha Manithan, and Valli Mayil to name a notable few.