Chennai, January 24 - Tamil superstar Thalapathy Vijay was the first A-Lister of Indian cinema to release his film "Master" in theaters during the covid-19 pandemic last year. The movie proved to be a mega-hit in theaters, even though it was made available on OTT 16 days after its theatrical release.
There is no doubt that Thalapathy Vijay is the most bankable actor in Tamil cinema and expectations from his next movies are sky high. The actor recently completed the shoot of director Nelson Dilipkumar's "Beast". The action thriller carries a huge buzz among trade and movie lovers. This Sun Pictures production is scheduled to release in April 2022.
Meanwhile, the "Bigil" star has started prepping for his next, which is going to be Tamil-Telugu bilingual movie. It is said to be the finest film, to be produced by Vamshi Paidipally, in Vijay's career. Dil Raju, who will be producing this mega-budget action drama film, said in a recent interview that Thalapathy Vijay has really liked the script and called it the best in the last 20 years.
Dil Raju also has some big plans for the release of "Thalapathy 66". The "Maharshi" producer, who is also producing Ram Charan and Kiara Advani's upcoming film "RC 15", revealed that he has two release dates in mind for Vijay's film, which will be finalized according to the covid-19 scenario in the country. Though "RC 15" is currently slated for Sankranthi 2023 release, this slot might be taken by "Thalapathy 66", if the movie failed to meet the Diwali 2022 timeline due to the covid.
"Vamshi has come up with a beautiful storyline. When I listened to it, I loved it. Vijay listened to the story and said that he hasn't heard a story like this in 20 years. When a star says this, it gives you confidence. The film's shooting will begin in March. If there are no delays due to Covid-19, then the film will release on Diwali. If it misses Diwali, it will release on Sankranti 2023", Dil Raju said in a recent interview with a Telugu television channel.
There have been reports stating that some of the noted actors and a top-notch technical team will be associated with the project. However, there is no official confirmation regarding the rest of the cast and crew. One can expect the official announcement around March this year once the shoot commences.