After the 2015 movie Puli, director Chimbu Deven is directing Imsai Arasan 24am Pulikesi. This movie is the sequel of the 2006 superhit movie Imsai Arasan 23am Pulikesi, in which actor-comedian Vadivelu played dual roles. Director Shankar, who produced the first part, is producing the sequel too under his own banner S Pictures along with Lyca Productions. Vadivelu was roped in to act in a triple role in this sequel. Parvathy Omanakuttan was selected to play the leading lady. Ghibran was roped in as the music composer, while R. Saravanan was roped in for cinematography.
The makers of the sequel released the teaser and motion poster last year, which received huge appreciation from the audience. Expectations have also been very high since then. The shooting for this movie began in 2017 and progressed in a brisk pace. Later, Vadivelu stopped shooting for the movie citing differences with the makers. As a result, director Shankar lodged a complaint against Vadivelu in the Producers’ Council. Following this, South Indian Artists Association also sent letters twice to the actor regarding the reason for his absence. Recently, Vadivelu sent a reply to the association.
The letter read, “I agreed to act in Imsai Arasan 24am Pulikesi on 01-06-2016. I also signed on an agreement that I would devote all my dates only for this movie and not act in any other movie. However, the makers didn’t begin the shooting till December. Even then, I completed some of my scenes in the given dates due to the respect I had for the team. Later, they changed my costume designer and made me feel that only this movie can catapult me to success. They even insulted me by lodging a complaint in the Producers’ Council. Because of my agreement, I didn’t act in any other movie too. Due to this, I faced financial issues and many misunderstandings. They should have talked with me directly and sorted out their problems before proceeding with the complaint. Due to their delay and other problems, my other films are facing difficulty and my dates are going waste. Henceforth, due to my financial problems and family situation, I cannot proceed acting in Imsai Arasan 24am Pulikesi. I am even ready to take this matter to court and proceed legally.”