Vijay's next kickstarted
AR Murugadoss confirmed that the film will release for Diwali
Thalapathy 62, as Vijay's next has been christened by fans, got launched on Friday with the actor himself clapping the first shot of the film. The puja ceremony, which happened in Chennai, was attended by the film's heroine Keerthy Suresh and director AR Murugadoss, as well as other technicians such as cinematographer Girish Gangadharan and art director T Santhanam. Vijay sported a casual beard and ear stud in what's expected to be his get-up for the film.
Produced by Sun Pictures, the untitled project will be having AR Rahman's music, marking his fourth collaboration with Vijay after Udhaya, Azhagiya Tamil Magan, and Mersal. AR Murugadoss confirmed the film's release date with a tweet that read, "Happy Deepavali guys."
Incidentally, Ajith's Viswasam is also scheduled for release this Diwali, and if it happens, the two stars' films will clash at the box office after four years. The last time it happened was during Pongal 2014 when Jilla and Veeram were both released.