Balaji Mohan who had earlier directed Kadhalil Sodhapuvadhu Yeppadi and Vaayai Moodi Pesavum had directed the film Maari which had Dhanush in the lead role. He donned the role of rowdy. Kajal Aggarwal had paired with him.
Playback singer Vijay Yesudas donned the villain role. Though this film was not a great success, it satisfied the cravings of Dhanush’s fans. Dhanush had earlier mentioned that he was interested in making part 2 of this film.
After Maari, he continued to act in Thangamagan and Kodi. He is currently donning the lead role in a film titled Ennai Nokki Paayum Thotta. At this juncture, Balaji Mohan has readied the script for Maari 2. It is understood that Dhanush will very soon be donning the lead role. Talks are being held with Samantha and Tamanaah for the female lead roles.