On Sunday, the makers of Thalapathy Vijay’s next biggie with Atlee conducted a grand pooja for the film, which was attended by the important members of the cast and crew. Touted to be a sports drama which is tentatively titled Thalapathy63, the film marks Vijay’s third combination with Atlee after the resounding success of Theri and Mersal. Bankrolled by AGS Entertainment at a budget of close to Rs 110 crores, the film’s principal shoot will take place in Chennai from Monday onwards.
Stunt master Anl Arasu will be working with the team in the first schedule, where Atlee has planned to complete a majority of the action sequences. Actor Kathir, who rose to fame after the blockbuster success of Pariyerum Perumal, will be joining the team in the forthcoming schedule to shoot for his portions.
While Nayanthara plays the female lead, the film boasts of a host of well-known names such as Vivek, Yogi Babu, Daniel Balaji, Anand Raj and others. Cinematography is taken care of by GK Vishnu who impressed one and all with his work in Mersal, with the musical department being controlled by AR Rahman who joins hands with Vijay for the third straight time after Mersal and Sarkar. The makers have already announced that Thalapathy63 will be a first-of-its-kind film for Vijay and that it will be hitting the screens for Diwali 2019.