Vijay plays an athlete in 'Thalapathy 63'

Vijay’s next will be directed by Atlee and produced by AGS Entertainment. The makers have already started the pre-production works. Production designer T Muthuraj and his team have started the set works for the movie. Thalapathy 63 (working title) marks Vijay’s reunion with director Atlee after the blockbuster success of ‘Theri’ and ‘Mersal’. Unlike their earlier films, that were regular commercial potboilers, this upcoming film belongs to a genre that Vijay hasn’t attempted before.

Ever since its announcement, there were reports about the movie being a sports drama. In a recent interview with celebrity fitness trainer Kannan Narayanan, it has been confirmed that it is indeed a sports oriented flick. Vijay plays an athlete in the film. The actor will be developing his physique to achieve a sportsman’s look. Fans can expect to see Vijay in a never before seen getup in the film.

Thalapathy 63 has Nayanthara as the female lead. On the technical front, director Atlee has retained the core team from ‘Mersal’. Music department will be handled by maestro AR Rahman, his third successive film with Vijay after ‘Mersal’ and ‘Sarkar’. DOP GK Vishnu, editor Antony Ruben, lyricist Vivek and action choreographer Anal Arasu are on board.

The team is planning to have a look test before they go on floors next month.

(Agencies)