Tamil star Vijay is now busy with the shooting of his upcoming film, which is tentatively titled Thalapathy 66.The film will be released during Pongal next year.
Earlier, a few reports claimed that the film was to be released for Diwali this year. However, now the makers have announced the new release date for Vijay’s much awaited movie.
Veteran actor Prakash Raj is also joining the cast of the movie, Sri Venkateswara Creations announced in a tweet on May 8.
Thalapathy 66 is an upcoming Indian Tamil action film written, co-produced and directed by Atlee. The film stars Vijay in the lead role, while Samantha Ruth Prabhu, Kajal Aggarwal, Amy Jackson.
Vijay fans also expressed their excitement in the comments after this announcement. One of the fans said, ‘Woww exciting star cast!’ Another fan said, ‘Vijay, R Sarath Kumar, Prabhu now Prakash Raj. Biggest star casting. What type of movie is this? Excited about this.’
Rashmika Mandanna is playing the female lead opposite Vijay in this The Vamshi Paidipally directorial. The shooting of the movie, which started last month, is going on in Hyderabad.
This is not the first time actor Vijay and Prakash will work together. Earlier, they have worked together in multiple projects such as Wanted Baghi, Ghilli, Villu and many more. On the other hand, Vijay and Sarath Kumar will work together for the first time in this film.
The music and background score for this film are composed by S Thaman, who is believed to have composed an intense family drama. Karthuk Palani is the cinematographer and Praveen KL helms editing for the film.
This project will also be the first collaboration of Thaman and Rashmika Mandanna with Vijay.
In the shooting of the movie, a notable point is that Vijay will be seen performing stunts without the help of a body double. This is the first time that he has been doing so in his career, which has given rise to speculations that Thalapathy 66 will be his best performance yet.
After its release on April 13, Vijay’s latest film Beast got mixed reviews and did not do well at the box office as expected.