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Maari 2 (2018)

Not Rated | | Action, Comedy | 20 December 2018 (USA)
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Gangster Maari squares off against Beeja, a hardened criminal who considers himself to be the God of death.


Balaji Mohan
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Cast overview, first billed only:
Dhanush ... Maari
Kreshna ... Kalai
Sai Pallavi ... Aanandhi
Varalaxmi Sarathkumar ... Vijaya Chamundeeswari
Tovino Thomas ... Beeja
Robo Shankar ... Sani Kizhamai
Kalloori Vinoth Kalloori Vinoth ... Adithangi
Manobala ... Kaali's Teacher
Aadukalam Naren ... Police Commissioner
Sangili Murugan ... House Owner
E. Ramdoss E. Ramdoss ... Police Assistant Commissioner
Ajay Ghosh ... Singayya
Avinash Raghudevan Avinash Raghudevan ... Kalai's Brother
Master Raghavan Master Raghavan ... Kaali
Kaali Venkat ... Arumugham


Gangster Maari squares off against Beeja, a hardened criminal who considers himself to be the God of death.

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Yuvan Shankar Raja replaced Anirudh Ravichander as the film's composer. This is the second Dhanush sequel in which another composer replaces Anirudh Ravichander who scored for the first film, the other being Velaiilla Pattadhari (2014), in which Sean Roldan was the replacement. See more »

Alternate Versions

In advance of the film's UK release, the distributor chose to make several self-imposed cuts to the film in order to ensure that upon formal classification the film received a 12A rating without running into censorship problems. The distributor made the following changes to the film:
  • During the opening sequence in which the antagonist is introduced the distributor made cuts to remove sight of him cutting the throat of a man on a hospital bed
  • A short-while later as Maari is introduced the distributor removed sight of an hatchet impacting a man's chest and all sight of Maari hitting opponents with hammers.
  • A flashback sequence to the antagonist's time in prison was also reduced; removing all sight of his teeth being forcefully extracted along with sight of him taking revenge by stabbing and slashing opponents (this includes shots of non-detailed stab wounds).
  • The shootings of Maari's rival and his henchmen was reduced to remove all sight of the bullet impacts.
  • The fight before the interval block inside the chapel was reduced; sight of Maari stabbing a man in the chest was removed, along with sight of Maari being stabbed in the back twice
  • The final showdown was cut short; the distributor removed all sight of Maari hitting the antagonist in the face with chains and then purposely striking his spine repeatedly till it breaks in an act of revenge violence.
Following these changes this edited version of the film was passed 12A uncut upon a formal submission (The uncut version has never been submitted to the BBFC but was passed uncut at 15A in Ireland). Total Difference: 2m 57s (UK version: 143m 20s - International Version: 146m 17s) See more »


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Disappointment For Maari Fans.
7 February 2019 | by AbhinandDasSee all my reviews

Maari2 (2018) was a Tamil Film starring Dhanush and Sai Pallavi in the lead. The movie was a sequel to Maari1 released back in 2015. The story revolves around the lead character Maari and how he manages with various situations and peoples.

Being a sequel the story doesn't have much to inherit from the Maari1. The story could be said with another charatcerisation and not necessarily with Maari. For Maari1 lovers, Maari2 will be a disappointment since the character wasn't expected to be like this. The energetic background score from Maari is the major missing.

The plot and story was good and had been better in another place and not as a sequel to Maari.

Positives: Dop, Bgm Negatives: Exaggerated Maari Characterisation

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Tamil | Telugu

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20 December 2018 (USA) See more »

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