Vijay's 'Thalapathy 66' gets title; Thalapathy to return as 'Varisu'
As promised, Sri Venkateswara Creations dropped the first look of Tamil superstar Vijay in Thalapathy 66 on Tuesday, a day ahead of the actor's 48th birthday. Apart from sharing his look, the makers also revealed that the venture will be called Varisu (which means "heir" in Tamil). Interestingly, media reports had already confirmed Varisu to be the title. Here's more.
Why does this story matter?
- Vijay is one of the most bankable stars in Tamil cinema.
- Additionally, Varisu is the maiden collaboration between Vijay and Tollywood filmmaker Vamshi Paidipally.
- Thus, fans of both the Tamil and Telugu film industries have high expectations from this.
- Given Vijay's last outing Beast wasn't as successful as expected, Thalapathy would undoubtedly try to make up for that with his next.
'The Boss returns as Varisu,' read social media post
The official social media handles of the production banner dropped the first look image on Tuesday evening. "The BOSS Returns as #Varisu #VarisuFirstLook #HBDDearThalapathyVijay (sic)," read part of the caption. Alongside tagging Thalapathy in the post, Sri Venkateswara Creations tagged director Paidipally and Vijay's co-lead in the film Rashmika Mandanna. Music composer S Thaman and cinematographer Karthik Palani were also mentioned in it.
Not much about plot got revealed
In the picture, Vijay can be seen posing inside a high-rise building wearing a sleek slate-colored suit. While the image doesn't give much away, we can guess that the actor will likely play an influential businessman in the film. Reportedly, Vijay is playing a dual role in it. Separately, Varisu co-stars actors like Shaam, Prakash Raj, Sangeetha, Prabhu, Sarath Kumar, and Yogi Babu.
Check out the first look here
The BOSS Returns as #Varisu#VarisuFirstLook#HBDDearThalapathyVijay— Sri Venkateswara Creations (@SVC_official) June 21, 2022
Thalapathy @actorvijay sir @directorvamshi @iamRashmika @MusicThaman @Cinemainmygenes @KarthikPalanidp#Thalapathy66 pic.twitter.com/x2HXJH3ejq
Film to get Pongal 2023 release
Apart from revealing the first look and the title, makers also announced that Varisu will aim for a Pongal 2023 release. If everything stays on track, fans will be able to witness Vijay's presence on the big screens early next year! On Vijay's birthday, we can expect some more updates about the project. Meanwhile, fans are going gaga over their favorite star's birthday celebrations.