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New poster of Master unveiled; the Vijay-starrer likely to hit the theatres in May

Master, which is directed by Lokesh Kanagaraj, was originally scheduled to hit the theatres today. 

Haricharan Pudipeddi

Actor Vijay's Tamil film, Master (2020), was originally scheduled to hit the theatres worldwide today. However, it has now been postponed due to the coronavirus pandemic. The film’s makers on Thursday unveiled a new poster and announced that the film will be released soon.

The poster features a brooding Vijay looking down with the sunlight falling on him. The poster has a caption which reads: "Lockdown shouldn’t knock down our spirits! Master will meet you soon."

Master, which stars Vijay in the role of a college professor, has been directed by Lokesh Kanagaraj, who has teamed up with the actor for the first time.

Unveiling the new poster, Lokesh tweeted: “Survival first! Celebration next! Master will rise on the right time! Stay home, stay safe.”

In Master, Vijay Sethupathi will be seen playing the antagonist. Malavika Mohanan, who made her Tamil debut via Rajinikanth’s Petta (2019), plays the leading lady. The film also stars Andrea Jeremiah in a key role. According to the industry grapevine, Master, which has been produced by Xavier Britto, will hit the screens in May. 

Meanwhile, Vijay’s fans on Thursday created and trended the keyword MasterFDFS on Twitter. Since the film did not release due to the lockdown, fans shared their best first day, first show experience of watching a Vijay film with the keyword MasterFDFS.  

The actor was last seen in director Atlee's Bigil (2019), where he played both father and son. Both the characters were well received by the audience. Bigil, which also starred Jackie Shroff and Nayanthara, went on to earn over Rs300 crore at the box office and emerged as the highest grossing Tamil film of 2019. 

Meanwhile, Vijay will most likely team up with filmmaker Sudha Kongara for his next Tamil yet-untitled project. Talks have already been initiated. Interestingly, if the project materializes, it will be Vijay’s maiden collaboration with a female director.