Released on Diwali 2019, Kaithi, the second movie of director Lokesh Kanagaraj after Maanagaram became a blockbuster, grossing more than 100 crores despite stiff competition from Vijay starrer Bigil directed by Atlee.
Following the success of Kaithi, Lokesh Kanagaraj has directed Vijay, Vijay Sethupathi starrer Master which was supposed to release this summer but has been postponed due to Coronavirus pandemic. Lokesh is expected to direct a superstar Rajnikanth movie produced by Kamal Haasan next.
On the other hand, his superhit Kaithi’s Hindi remake is set to be made with Ajay Devgn and produced by Dream Warrior pictures and Reliance entertainment. In a recent interview when Lokesh Kanagaraj was asked about reports of him directing Kaithi Hindi remake, the director denied it, confirming that he’s not directing the remake. However, Lokesh Kanagaraj has plans of making a sequel Kaithi 2 again with Karthi in Tamil.