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Vijay’s Tamil film with AR Murugadoss all set to roll

Dubbed Thalapathy 65, the project will be produced by Sun Pictures and a formal agreement has been signed, according to a news report.

Haricharan Pudipeddi

Actor Vijay and filmmaker AR Murugadoss are all set to team up for the fourth time for a yet untitled Tamil project. A formal agreement was signed on Tuesday and an official announcement will be made soon. According to a report that appeared in The Times of India daily, the project will be produced by Sun Pictures.

Dubbed Thalapathy 65, the project will mark the reunion of Vijay and Murugadoss after Thuppakki (2012), Kaththi (2014) and Sarkar (2018).

Over the last few months, several filmmakers were vying for the spot to helm Vijay’s next project. Filmmakers Sudha Kongara, Magizh Thirumeni and Ajay Gnanamuthu were among the few who were in talks. Murugadoss’s last release was the Rajinikanth-starrer Darbar (2020), which failed at the box-office. 

Meanwhile, Vijay currently awaits the release of his Tamil film, Master (2020), which was to arrive in April but stands postponed due to the coronavirus pandemic. Directed by Lokesh Kanagaraj, Master will see Vijay and Vijay Sethupathi sharing screen space for the first time. The film also stars Malavika Mohanan, Shanthanu Bhagyaraj and Andrea Jeremiah.

Vijay was last seen on screen in Atlee Kumar's Bigil (2019) where he played both father and son. The film, which also starred Jackie Shroff and Nayanthara, went on to earn Rs300 crore at the box-office and emerged as the highest grossing Tamil film of 2019.