The core team of actor Vijay’s next movie has just been announced. It will be helmed by Lokesh Kanagaraj, who previously directed Maanagaram and Kaithi. Anirudh Ravichander will compose music.
Vijay’s 64th film will feature cinematography by Sathyan Sooryan, editing by Philomin Raj, stunt direction by ‘stunt’ Silva and art direction by Satheesh Kumar. The rest of the cast and crew are yet to be finalised.
Line producers Jagadish and Lalit Kumar will handle production and business aspects of the film that has been dubbed #Thalapathy64. There’s been buzz around this announcement since morning and #Thalapathy64 had been trending all day on Twitter.
“I am extremely glad and elated to announce the association with Thalapathy Vijay after a long period. Previously, I had the opportunity to produce three movies of Thalapathy Vijay and I am very proud to inform you all officially, #Thalapathy64 (tentative title) will kick-start soon, under our banner – XB Film Creators,” S. Xavier Britto said. The production house has also released a gritty looking poster for the film. Plans are afoot to commence shoot for the movie by October 2019. The film’s makers are calling it a (no surprise there) ‘mass commercial entertainer’ and hope to release the film by April 2020.
Soon after the announcement Anirudh sent out a tweet saying he was “excited to score for Thalapathy”. (Anirudh also composed music for Vijay’s Kaththi).
We are so excited to score for Thalapathy @actorvijay sir in a@Dir_Lokesh directorial !
Let the fireworks begin 🙂@XBFilmCreators @xavierbrittoPF @sathyaDP @Jagadishbliss@Lalit_SevenScr pic.twitter.com/sFayddErP2
— Anirudh Ravichander (@anirudhofficial) August 24, 2019
(Though we don’t know who the ‘we’ in this tweet refers to apart from Anirudh himself).
Lokesh too sent out a tweet thanking Vijay.
— Lokesh Kanagaraj (@Dir_Lokesh) August 24, 2019