The audio launch of Suriya's "Singam 2" was held at Chennai Trade centre on Sunday (June 2), with popular stars gracing the occasion with their presence.
The film's director Hari, Suriya, Kiccha Sudeep (who did "Singam" in the Kannada version), Suriya's brother Karthi, Lingusamy and Vijayakumar released the audio of "Singam 2".
Actors Arun Vijay, Vivek, Sumithra, Dhananjayan Govind, music director Devi Sri Prasad, Sanchita Shetty and lyricist Viveka were also present at the event.
Bollywood actor Ajay Devgn, who was to be the chief guest of the event was travelling in a chartered flight to Chennai, when heavy rains hampered the flight's landing.
"Audio launch Ajay Devgn who was 2 b chief guest & was coming in a charterted flight could not land in Chennai due 2 heavy rains," senior journalist Sreedhar Pillai tweeted.
Six peppy songs composed by Devi Sri Prasad were launched at the event. The music director said that Suriya has performed some difficult dance moves in the film. It has to noted that the songs in the first part - "Singam - were all chartbusters. It is yet to be seen if the sequel's ("Singam 2") music will draw a positive response from the audience.
Six new 40-second teasers, showing Suriya shouting out punchlines, were also screened for the press.
Director Hari said that he was planning to make the sequel while shooting the first part. "I had the idea of a sequel when the original was being made. The movie begins in the southern most part of India and ends in South Africa. Singam 2 will showcase an authentic Indian cop on a mission, said Hari, according to The Times of India.
Suriya said that the "Singam" franchise has given him a new reach among audiences. The actor did not rule out doing the third installment of the franchise, in case there is one in the offing. He will be seen reprising the role of an angry cop, Dorai Singam, in the sequel. "Singam 2" also features Anushka Shetty, Hansika Motwani, Santhanam, Vivek, Nassar and Vijayakumar in supportive roles.
The film will get released on 14 June. The Telugu version (dubbed) of the film titled "Singam" (first part was titled "Yamudu"), would also release on the same date.