After delivering blockbusters such as Thuppakki and Kaththi, filmmaker A.R Murugadoss and actor Vijay are teaming up for the third time for Thalapathy 62 and the project is likely to roll from February, reliable sources have confirmed.
While it has already been confirmed that Girish Gangadharan, the young lensman whose recent work includes Kali and Solo, has been signed for the project, it has been learnt that well-known editor Sreekar Prasad, who has worked with Murugadoss in projects such as Thuppakki and Spyder, is also part of the project.
Sun Pictures, best known for producing Rajinikanthâ€™s Enthiran, will bankroll the project on a lavish budget. The latest update is that double Oscar-winning composer A.R Rahman has been officially signed for the project, which will mark his reunion with Murugadoss after the Hindi version of Ghajini.
Rahmanâ€™s work in Mersal made it one of the most loved Tamil albums of last year. The untitled film was supposed to happen even before Theri, but for reasons unknown it was delayed but is finally taking shape now. During the release of Akira, his last Hindi outing, Murugadoss had confirmed that a project with Vijay is on the cards.
In 2013, Murugadoss had also tweeted that he will be reuniting with Vijay and that he is thrilled about it. Itâ€™s tipped to be another action entertainer from Murugadoss, who is under tremendous pressure to deliver following the debacle of SPYder, his bilingual film with Mahesh Babu.
Murugadoss is currently giving final touches to the script. All eyes are on Thalapathy 62 as the combination of Vijay and Murugadoss has set the bar very high. Two of Vijay's best films in recent years have come from Murugadoss and it naturally has built high anticipation around their next project. It is believed that the project is being planned as a Deepavali 2018 release. It might even come earlier if completed on time. Otherwise, the makers will look for a very good festival release date.
Banking on the phenomenal success of Mersal, Vijay will be hoping to continue his winning streak with this project.