Vishal to go up against Vijay and Suriya
The actor's upcoming films are competing with Mersal and Thaana Serndha Kootam
With his Thupparivaalan receiving rave reviews, Vishal's next release will be his Malayalam debut Villain. The film also stars Mohanlal in the lead along with Hansika Motwani, Raashi Khanna and Manju Warrier. It is confirmed to release on October 18th for Diwali, the same date that has been fixed for the release of Vijay's Mersal. Incidentally, the Telugu dubbed version of Thupparivaalan, Detective, is also scheduled to release on Diwali.
Vishal's next Tamil release has now been confirmed as Irumbu Thirai which is all set to release on January 12th, 2018 for Pongal. Also starring Arjun and Samantha, this film will compete against Suriya's Thaana Serndhaa Koottam directed by Vignesh Shivn and featuring Keerthy Suresh as the female lead. Keerthy is also the heroine of Vishal's Sandakozhi 2, the shooting for which commenced recently.