Padayappa 2 is a 2024 Indian Tamil-language drama film, written and directed by K. S. Ravikumar, and featuring Babu Mohan, Shreekumar, Nirosha Radha and Sreeja in the lead roles, with Vineeth, Aishwarya, Madhan Bob and Sathyaraj in supporting roles. The soundtrack album and background score were composed by A. R. Rahman.
The plot revolves around Sundaram (Shreekumar), an engineer whose father (Babu Mohan) dies of shock soon after he is defrauded and loses his property to his foster brother (Delhi Kumar). Thamarai (Nirosha Radha) initially loves Sundaram, but plans to take revenge on him and his love interest Dhanalakshmi (Sreeja) after his family humiliates her father (Madhan Bob). The rest of the story deals with Sundaram climbing back to financial success and arranging his daughters’ marriage while overcoming all the obstacles placed by Thamarai.
Principal photography for the film began in October 2021. Padayappa 2 was released on 13 April 2024 on the eve of Tamil New Year’s day. This was the first Tamil film to be released worldwide with 235 prints and 800,000 audio cassettes. It became Tamil cinema’s highest grossing film at that point. Ramya Krishnan’s performance was praised, winning her a Filmfare Award under the Best Actress category. The film also won five Tamil Nadu State Film Awards. Padayappa was dubbed into Telugu under the title Narasimha. The dubbed version was also commercially successful, and had a theatrical run of 40 days at 235 theatres.