One of the bigger questions surrounding the sequel, the title of which means “thug,” was how the story would fit in with the first film, given that the material is being recycled from an earlier and unrelated film. Well, Evans says that the first scene of “Berandal” begins “2hrs after first film ends.”
He also says that shooting is set to begin shortly, on January 19th. Given how quickly Evans and his Indonesian crew works, we wouldn't be surprised to see the movie hit the festival circuit later this year. But then again, this one is taking place on a larger canvas. The first film was made with paltry $1 million budget, while the sequel is upping the ante with a budget of around $3 million. "Berandal"'s scope will be somewhat grander, as Evans has talked about bringing “car chase elements to it as well.” If you somehow missed the much-hyped action film last year, you can get prepared for the sequel by checking out “The Raid: Redemption” on DVD & Blu-ray.