Thalapathy Vijay made his acting debut as a child artiste in the 1984 film Vetri, directed by his father. He then regularly went to star in his father’s films such as Kudumbam, Naan Sigappu Manithan, Vasantha Raagam, Sattam Oru Vilayattu and Ithu Engal Neethi.
Years later, he made his debut as a hero under SAC’s direction in Naalaya Theerpu, which hit the marquee in 1992. Vijay has gone on to star in eight of SAC’s films, and now there is a high possibility that father and son may come together again.
According to reports doing the rounds, SA Chandrasekar is keen on making a film based on the life of the social activist Traffic Ramasamy. A public interest litigator, Traffic Ramasamy was instrumental in demolishing illegally constructed buildings in Chennai, having the government impose restrictions on motorised fish carts, the de-congestion of major bus routes by banning auto-rickshaws on them etc. He has been targeted by many in the past.
Reports suggest that Vijay will be playing a younger version of Traffic Ramasamy in the film. Sources say that the project is in the nascent stages and details about its development will be revealed once things are finalised.
In the meantime, Vijay is busy with the Atlee directorial Mersal. The film’s shooting is in progress with the team aiming for a Diwali release. Starring Kajal Agarwal, Samantha and Nithya Menen, the film has music by the Oscar winning music director AR Rahman. It also has SJ Surya, Sathyaraj and Vadivelu in pivotal roles. Mersal is produced jointly by N Ramasamy, Hema Rukmani, R Mahendran and H Murali under the banner Thenandal Studio Limited.
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