Massive Chennai Egmore railway station set constructed for Vijay’s ‘Bigil’

An important sequence is currently being shot on the set, which was created by art director T Muthuraj.
Massive Chennai Egmore railway station set constructed for Vijay’s ‘Bigil’
Massive Chennai Egmore railway station set constructed for Vijay’s ‘Bigil’
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After two successful outings in the form of Theri and Mersal, Vijay and director Atlee have joined hands for the third time for a project titled Bigil. The film, produced by AGS Entertainment, was officially launched last November in Chennai.

Tipped to be a sports drama featuring Vijay in the role of a football coach, the film is in its last leg of shooting. The latest update about the film is that art director T Muthuraj has created a massive set of the Chennai Egmore railway station, where an important sequence is currently being shot.

It may be noted the makers had earlier filmed a crucial football portion in EVP Studios in a specially erected football stadium set worth around Rs 6 crore. Apparently, the makers had originally planned to shoot in a real football stadium; however, it was turning out to be a very expensive affair.

Oscar winner AR Rahman has been roped in to compose music for the film. The team had faced a setback after two songs were leaked back-to-back. The makers, AGS Entertainment, took down most of the pirated links. Recently, the team released the first single ‘Singappenney’ crooned by Rahman himself with lyrics by Vivek. The song managed to get close to 1 million views within hours of its release. The song marks Rahman’s fourth such playback song for a Vijay film following ‘Ellapugazhum Iraivan Iraivanukke’ (Azhagiya Tamil Magan), ‘Neethanae’ (Mersal) and ‘Oru Viral Puratchi’ (Sarkar).

The film also stars Nayanthara, Jackie Shroff, Kathir, Yogi Babu and Vivek in crucial roles. There are rumours that Kathir plays Vijay’s brother in the film but nothing has been made official yet about the actors and their roles.

It has already been confirmed that the film will hit the screens for Deepavali this year. Recently, popular Tamil distributor and producer Screen Scene Media Entertainment acquired the Tamil theatrical rights of the film for a whopping price while the overseas rights of the film have been bagged by United India Exporters and X Gen Studio jointly for a huge price.

(Content provided by Digital Native)

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