The project, to be directed by Ganesha, a former associate of SS Rajamouli, will start rolling from next week.

Vijay Antony to don khaki for the first time in Thimiru Pudichavan
Flix Kollywood Sunday, February 04, 2018 - 16:22

It is believed that a leading hero truly attains stardom when he plays a cop on screen. If it was Kaakha Kaakha and the Singam franchise for Suriya, it was Dil and Saamy for Vikram. After playing dual roles in last year’s Annadurai, actor-composer Vijay Antony is all set to don khaki for the first time in his upcoming film Thimiru Pudichavan.

The news was officially announced with a poster earlier this week. The project, to be directed by Ganesha, a former associate of SS Rajamouli, will start rolling from next week. To be produced by Fatima Vijay Antony under the banner of Vijay Antony Film Corporation, Richard M Nathan will crank the camera. The female lead and the rest of the cast and crew are yet to be officially announced. Antony will compose music and is also expected to edit the film.

Annadurai, which released on November 30 last year, was a debacle and sank without a trace at the box office. Touted as an action family drama, the film was directed by G. Srinivasan, and starred debutant Diana Champika and Malayalam actress Jewel Mary as the female leads.

Antony is now betting big on his next two releases – Kaali and Thimiru Pudichavan. In Kaali, directed by Kiruthiga Udhayanidhi, Antony plays four roles. Reports indicate that it’s the story of four sons in search of their long-lost mother. Getting ready to hit the screens on March 30, Anjali, Amritha, Shilpa Manjunath and Sunaina play the leading ladies in Kaali, which will be dubbed and released in Telugu as well.

For Thimiru Pudichavan, Antony will shed a few kilos and be seen sporting a twirled moustache in the role of an upright police officer. According to sources, it is expected to be a high-octane action entertainer. The film will also have a Telugu dubbed version.

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