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Lokesh Kanagaraj is a highly regarded Indian film director, screenwriter, and producer, primarily working in Tamil cinema. So far, he has received 5 National Awards, 8 Ananda Vikatan Cinema Awards, 2 Filmfare South Awards, and the Amnesty International Italia Award at the 22nd Venice Film Festival.

He owns a grass-roots production company. His upcoming films are eager for fans. In Tamil cinema, only a few directors are really working hard to improve the industry. In this lineup, Lokesh Kanagaraj is one among them. His last film Vikram & LEO was an industry hit. Lokesh Kanagaraj’s upcoming films, what his projects look like, and their heroes, & all the information you find here. Here are the complete details about Lokesh Kanagaraj’s future films.

Upcoming movies by Lokesh Kanagaraj in  2024, and 2025 are:

1. Thalaivar 171

Superstar Rajinikanth partners up with the most sought-after director, Lokesh Kanagaraj, for the action thriller Thalaivar 171. It has been verified after months of rumours. Kalanidhi Maran, under the Sun Pictures brand, will produce the film. Fans of the actor and the filmmaker have been waiting for this news since it was announced on September 11, 2023.

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Superstar’s biggest admirer, composer Anirudh Ravichander, is ready to work his musical magic on this film. Their recent film Jailer became an industry hit. After that, again they joined for ‘Thalaivar 171’. Anbariv Master’s high-octane action moments will have you on the edge of your seat, while his heartfelt melodies and strong background music will create the mood for the picture. Since Vishnu Edavan has been working with Loki since the start of his career, he would be the perfect choice to pen the film’s rousing Superstar lyrics.

Anu Vardhan, Rajinikanth’s longtime costume designer, will continue her legacy here. Philomin Raj, the film’s editor, and Sathyan Sooryan, its cinematographer, are also expected to take part. The film’s poster has already generated excitement, with many asking whether or not the image’s background hue provides a signal that the picture falls under LCU. Lokesh is writing the script for Thalaivar 171 and making the improvements. The film shoot will be ready to start in April 2024 he stated in a recent interview.

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Film Title Thalaivar 171
Genre Action Thriller
Director Lokesh Kanagaraj
Producer Kalanidhi Maran (Sun Pictures)
Music Anirudh Ravichander
Action Sequences Anbariv Master
Lyricist Vishnu Edavan
Costume Designer Anu Vardhan
Editor Philomin Raj
Cinematographer Sathyan Sooryan
Production Status Pre-production is expected to start in early 2024
Release Date Not specified; production begins after the release of “Leo” in October 2023
Notable Collaboration Superstar Rajinikanth and Director Lokesh Kanagaraj
Background Colour Hint Speculation that the background colour of the poster might hint at a connection to LCU (Lokesh Kanagaraj Cinematic Universe)


2. Kaithi 2

Karthi, Arjun Das, Harish Uthaman, and Raghava Lawrence (Rumour) star in Lokesh Kanagaraj’s upcoming Tamil-language action-thriller Kaithi 2. The film is a sequel to the critically acclaimed blockbuster film “Kaithi,” which was released in 2019. Although Lokesh Kanagaraj has already announced a film with Vijay Thalapathy titled “Leo,” insiders believe that he will direct “Kaithi 2” after finishing filming on “Leo.” Kaithi 2 will be the fourth film in Lokesh Kanagaraj’s cinematic universe.

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Film Title Kaithi 2
Genre Action-Thriller
Directed By Lokesh Kanagaraj
Starring Karthi
Arjun Das
Harish Uthaman
Raghava Lawrence (rumoured)
Release Date 2025
Produced By S. R. Prakashbabu
S. R. Prabhu
Production Company Dream Warrior Pictures
Cinematic Universe Part of Lokesh Kanagaraj’s Cinematic Universe
Sequel Status Sequel to the 2019 critically acclaimed film ‘Kaithi’
Director’s Upcoming Work Initially rumored after ‘Vikram,’ but following a film with Vijay Thalapathy titled ‘Leo,’ it is expected to follow ‘Leo’
Budget Not Available


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3. Vikram 2

Kamal Haasan’s ‘Vikram’ was a huge success in India in 2022, and its sequel, titled simply “Vikram 2,” is set to do the same. As a result of its positive reception, the film became one of the year’s highest-grossing Tamil films. The fourth instalment in the Lokesh Kanagaraj film series is set to return as the film’s director, and rumors have it that Kamal Haasan will be back to play Vikram. Raaj Kamal Films International, which includes Kamal Haasan, will be producing the film.

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Film Title Vikram 2
Genre Action-Thriller
Directed By Lokesh Kanagaraj
Starring Kamal Haasan
Fahadh Faasil
Arjun Das
Harish Uthaman
Release Date 2026
Produced By Kamal Haasan
R. Mahendran
Production Company Raaj Kamal Films International


4. Starring Ram Charan in a Film

The forthcoming pan-Indian action-thriller mass blockbuster named Untitled with Ram Charan is directed by Lokesh Kanagaraj and stars Ram Charan in the main role. Although production on this film has not yet begun, it is quite likely given Lokesh Kanagaraj’s current workload. Once Lokesh Kanagaraj finishes shooting the aforementioned films, production on this film will begin.

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Film Title A Film with Ram Charan
Genre Action-Thriller
Directed By Lokesh Kanagaraj
Starring Ram Charan
Release Date 2028
Produced By Not Available
Production Company Not Available


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5. Rolex

Rolex is an upcoming Indian Tamil-language action-thriller movie that stars Suriya, Arjun Das, and Harish Uthaman, among others, from Lokesh Kanagaraj’s Lokesh Cinematic Universe.  The Lokesh Kanagaraj Cinematic Universe now has a fifth instalment with this film. The original character of Rolex was introduced in the end credits of a previous Vikram film, and the audience’s reaction to that scene—which gave them the chills—was largely responsible for the success of this picture.

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Film Title Rolex
Genre Action-Thriller
Directed By Lokesh Kanagaraj
Starring Suriya
Release Date 2027
Produced By Not Available
Production Company Not Available


6. Irumbu Kai Mayavi

Irumbu Kai Mayavi is a forthcoming Indian Tamil-language action-thriller superhero film based on the comic book The Steel Claw, about a guy who loses a hand in an accident, replaces it with a metal hand, and then battles criminals with it. After eight months of intensive preparation, filming had to be put on hold as Suriya finished off other projects. Now, however, Lokesh has shared the news that Suriya is eager to participate in the project. After Suriya’s surprising and successful appearance in Vikram, fans have been eagerly awaiting a collaboration between Lokesh and him.

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Film Title Irumbu Kai Mayavi
Genre Sci-Fi Superhero Action
Directed By Lokesh Kanagaraj
Starring Suriya
Release Date 2026
Produced By Not Available
Production Company Dream Warrior Pictures


Recently Released Film:

1. Leo

Leo is the 5th film in Lokesh Kanagaraj’s cinema career, and it stars Thalapathy Vijay, Sanjay Dutt, Trisha Krishnan, Arjun Sarja, Priya Anand, Mysskin, Gautham Vasudev Menon, and Mansoor Ali Khan. S. S. Lalit Kumar is the film’s producer for Seven Screen Studios. Anirudh Ravichander is composing the soundtrack, while the film’s production team has just finished filming in Jammu and Kashmir. The movie was released on October 19, 2023, and it became a blockbuster hit.


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Distributor Ahimsa Entertainment
Film Title Leo
Pre-Release Ticket Sales Over 18,000 tickets
Pre-Release Sales Amount £175,000+ (₹1.75 crores)
Verdict Blockbuster
UK Indian Film Record The highest pre-release ticket sales in the UK
Release Date (Part 1) October 19, 2023
Release Date (Part 2) update soon.
Film Type Tamil
Expected Impact Major blockbuster
Film Synopsis A sprawling epic to be told in two parts



The future is full of exciting films for the Lokesh Cinematic Universe (LCU). In 2023, “Leo” will serve as the opening act, while in 2024, we expect Thalaivar 171. And in 2025 “Kaithi 2” and the feature film “Rolex” will add to the buzz. The wait for the “Vikram” sequel will end in 2025. In 2026, “Agent Amar” will premiere, setting up 2027’s much-awaited LCU crossover movie. With these exciting releases, the LCU ensures its devoted audience years of compelling narrative and character growth.


List of all Lokesh Kanagaraj Films?

1. Maanagaram (2017).
2. Kaithi (2018) – actor Karthi.
3. Master (2021) – Actor Vijay.
4. Vikram (2022) – Actor Kamal Hassan.
5. Leo (2023) – Actor Vijay

What is LCU?

LCU means Lokesh Cinematic Universe.

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