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Vijay’s Bigil is the fourth Tamil film to get Twitter emoji


The three other Tamil films with Twitter emoji include Mersal (2017), Kaala (2018), and NGK (2019). Bigil is the second Vijay-starrer to get an emoji.

Haricharan Pudipeddi

Vijay’s sports action drama Bigil (2019), which is gearing up for release this week, has become the fourth Tamil film to have an emoji on Twitter, it was announced on Wednesday, 23 October.

The three other Tamil films with Twitter emoji include Mersal (2017), Kaala (2018), and NGK (2019). Bigil is the second Vijay-starrer to get an emoji.

Vijay plays dual roles in Bigil, which has been directed by Atlee. It also stars Jackie Shroff, Nayanthara, Kathir, Yogi Babu and Vivek in crucial roles.

Vijay will be seen playing the father as well as the son. As the father, he plays a local rowdy and the son will be seen as football coach of a women’s team.

Vijay underwent special training to get under the skin of the coach’s character. Directed by Atlee, who has collaborated with Vijay for the third time, the film has been produced by AGS Entertainment. 

To shoot pivotal portion of the film in a football stadium, the makers spent a whopping Rs6 crore and erected a stadium. The film has music by AR Rahman, who had said in an interview that he hasn’t worked on this film’s genre in south India. 

“I have done this genre in Hollywood but this would be the first time in south India. Atlee is a fan of my films like Lagaan (2001) and Pele: Birth of a Legend (2016). He’s heard these soundtracks and he is musically very passionate. I enjoy working with such director who gets involved in music composing,” Rahman said in an interview to a popular entertainment portal.