Chithiram Pesuthadi 2 (Eng: The Picture Speaks 2) is a 2019 Indian Tamil-language hyperlink drama film written and directed by Rajan Madhav. It features an ensemble cast including Vidharth, Ajmal Ameer, Ashok, Radhika Apte, Nivedhitha, Gayathrie, Nivas Adithan, and newcomers Nandhan and Priya Banerjee. The film has music composed by Sajan Madhav, cinematography by Padmesh and editing by K.Venkatramanan. The film is a connection of four different stories that happen in 48 hours.
The film which began production in 2013 under the title Ula was shot in and around Chennai, and the film was released in 15 February 2019. Although the title may suggest it as a sequel to the 2006 blockbuster Chithiram Pesuthadi, the storyline is entirely different, hence proving no apparent relationship between the two films, even though both films were produced by the same producer.
Thiru (Vidharth) is a hired killer who attacks a dreaded gangster (Shammi Thilakan) with a sickle but has to escape as he is witnessed by Kathir (Nandhan) and is forced to go underground with Salim (Ashok). Kathir admits the gangster in a hospital and also informs the police but fails to keep an appointment with his girlfriend Priya (Gayathrie), who has come out of her house to elope with him. Salim is ordered by his boss (Subbu Panchu) to finish off the gangster, who is now hospitalized, and also kill Thiru after that. Meanwhile, the gangster’s wife Durga (Radhika Apte) rushes to the hospital but seems to be intent on seeing her husband die rather than saving him. The fourth plot involves Vicky (Ajmal Ameer), who is in the danger of losing his property and turns to blackmail to get the three crores to save it. There is yet another story of two thieves, Mani (Nivas Adithan) and Senthil Palani (Blade Shankar), who rob Priya’s bag, which contains her family jewel with the former in love with a call girl named Dhanalakshmi (Nivedhitha), who in turn is in love with Thiru. There is also a policeman (Aadukalam Naren) and industrialist, another cop who is badly in need of money and hatches a plan to rob a businessman.
Directed by Rajan Madhav
Produced by L. V. Srikanth, SN Ezilan & Yugesram
Written by Rajan Madhav
Starring Vidharth, Ajmal Ameer, Ashok, Radhika Apte, Nivedhitha, Gayathrie, Nivas Adithan, Nandhan, Priya Banerjee
Music by Sajan Madhav
Edited by K Venkatramanan
Production Dream Bridge Productions
Release date 15 February 2019
Running time 130 minutes