The action thriller, Irumbu Thirai, starring Vishal, Samantha and Action King Arjun in the lead roles under PS Mithran’s direction and produced by Vishal Film Factory was released last year and went on to become a big commercial and critical success.

With Irumbu Thirai being declared to be one of the finest action thrillers in Tamil cinema till date, there have been reports doing the rounds that a sequel titled Irumbu Thirai 2 was being made with speculations rife that Vishal Film Factory is producing the venture. 

Meanwhile, we got in touch with our source close to the Irumbu Thirai 2 team who states, "Yes, production on Irumbu Thirai 2 has begun, but PS Mithran is not the director of the project. Debutant Anand is directing with Vishal sir expected to join the unit when he returns from Turkey after his ongoing shooting for his film with Sundar. C." 

Irumbu Thirai had Vishal playing Major Kathiravan and Arjun as a villain named Sathyamoorthy aka. White Devil with an open-ended climax. It was revealed that Arjun was still alive towards the end of the film and perhaps the sequel could either revolve around his return or with the makers adopting a completely new plot.

As of now, an official statement is awaited from the team regarding the cast and crew, which can be expected to be announced in the days ahead.