Vijay 61 is an upcoming Tamil film written and directed by Atlee and produced by Sri Thenandal Films. The film is yet to be titled, and hence it goes by Vijay 61 or Thalapathy 61.
The film features Vijay, Samantha, Kajal Aggarwal, Jyothika in the lead roles while SJ Suriya, Sathyaraj, Vadivelu, Kovai Sarala, Sathyam amongst others form an ensemble cast. AR Rahman has roped in for composing music and background score. GK Vishnu will handle cinematography while Antony Ruben and Muthuraj will take care of editing and art department respectively. Neerja Kona has roped in as a costume designer for Vijay.
The film has top notch actors and technicians, and Atlee has managed to form a fascinating team for Thalapathy 61. The Vijay 61 script will also have periodic portion, which is set in the backdrop of 1980’s Madurai and down the south districts. Vijay is likely to don multiple avatars and if you have closely tracking Vijay, you would have seen him sporting different look in recent times. It seems Vijay had completed a faction of photoshoot for a few characters and Atlee is impressed with his looks.
The major portions of the film will be shot in USA for which Atlee and art director have already finalized locations and they have applied for permission as well. The USA schedule will likely happen once they get permission from the respective authorities. The first schedule of shooting will begin from first week of February in Chennai, including Binny mills, airport and a popular studio in Chennai. After completing Chennai schedule, the team will move on to Madurai after a short break.
The initial shooting for Vijay 61 started on February 1, 2017 with a formal pooja in Chennai. The team will shoot a introduction song in the massive set erected in ECR.
The yet untitled film is eyeing for Pongal 2018 release.
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