The principal shooting of the film will commence by October 2019 and the makers are planning to release the film by April 2020.

Maanagaram fame Lokesh Kanagaraj officially announces Thalapathy 64 with Vijay
Flix Kollywood Saturday, August 24, 2019 - 20:44

Filmmaker Lokesh Kanagaraj, who made a splash with his first film Maanagaram, is gearing up to direct Thalapathy Vijay in his next film which is currently dubbed as Thalapathy 64. The film had its soft launch last month along with its producer but was officially announced on Saturday.

To be bankrolled by  Xavier Britto under his banner XB Film Creators Thalapathy 64's core team will have music by Anirudh Ravichander, cinematography by Sathyan Sooryan, editing by Philomin Raj, stunt direction by ‘stunt’ Silva and art direction by Satheesh Kumar.

The principal shooting of the film will commence by October 2019  and the makers are planning to release the film by  April 2020. “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,” read a statement from the makers.

Director Lokesh took to Twitter and tweeted saying,

Anirudh Ravichander also tweeted saying,

It is already rumored that the yet-untitled thriller will feature Vijay in the role of a ruthless gangster and is tipped to be a very dark role for Vijay. The actor was last seen playing a gangster in AL Vijay’s Thalaivaa, which sank without a trace at the box-office. In a recent media interaction, director Vijay revealed that he would love to do a sequel to Thalaivaa. However, it is unlikely that this project may take off anytime soon as Vijay has other commitments.

Vijay is currently shooting for Bigil with director Atlee. The film sees him play a football coach to a women’s team.  The film, being produced by AGS Entertainment, was officially launched last November in Chennai. Recently, art director T Muthuraj had created a massive set of the Chennai Egmore Railway station, where an important sequence was shot. For the film, Vijay was trained by a special physical trainer to prepare for his role, and sixteen women will star as sports players in the film, which also stars Nayanthara, Jackie Shroff, Kathir, Yogi Babu and Vivek in crucial roles.

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