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Composer Thaman confirms he's on board Vijay's Thalapathy 65

The composer told a leading Telugu news channel that he is thrilled to be collaborating on the project. AR Murgadoss or Sudha Kongara likely to direct.

Haricharan Pudipeddi

Popular composer Thaman has confirmed that he is officially on board Tamil star Vijay’s next project, which has been tentatively titled, Thalapathy 65. 

In an interaction with a leading Telugu news channel, Thaman confirmed the news and said that heis thrilled to be collaborating with Vijay. “Really excited about teaming up with Vijay. We’ve been following up for the past three years. Now, everything has fallen in place,” he said.

While there is no official news as yet on who will direct the film, recent reports have suggested the names of both Sudha Kongara and AR Murugadoss. However, inside sources have confirmed that the project will be helmed by Murugadoss.

If Murugadoss is confirmed then this will be his fourth film with Vijay. They have previously worked together in Thuppakki, Kaththi and Sarkar. Apparently, their next collaboration could be a sequel to Thuppakki. 

Murugadoss’s last film was Darbar (2020), which starred Rajinikanth and Nayanthara in the lead. 

Meanwhile, Vijay is currently awaiting the release of his forthcoming Tamil film, Master (2020). Directed by Lokesh Kanagaraj, Master features Vijay in the role of a college professor. It will be the first time Vijay and Vijay Sethupathi will be seen sharing screen space.

Sethupathi will be seen playing the antagonist, while Malavika Mohanan, has been signed to play the leading lady. The film also stars Andrea Jeremiah in a key role.

Vijay was last seen on screen in Atlee directed Bigil (2019) in dual roles. The film, which also starred Jackie Shroff and Nayanthara, went on to mint over Rs300 crore at the box-office and emerged as the highest grossing Tamil film of last year.