Vijay in Theri
The overseas theatrical rights of "Vijay 60" sold to Arun Pandian. Pictured: A photo of Ilayathalapathy Vijay in Theri.PR Handout

Arun Pandian has reportedly acquired the overseas rights of Vijay's untitled next film. He has signed the deal recently but is yet to make the formal announcement.

It is believed that Arun Pandian's A & P groups had a few rounds of talks before snapping up the overseas rights of the movie, which is presently referred to as "Vijay 60." It may be recalled that the actor-turned-distributor had procured the Singapore theatrical rights of Rajinikanth's "Kabali" recently.

Tamil films have good market overseas and the movies of Rajinikanth, Vijay, Suriya and other stars have been doing impressive business in some international centres. The latest example of a Kollywood film getting fantastic response is "Kabali," which has generated a record-breaking collection in the U.S. and Malaysia.

The main overseas markets for Kollywood flick remains the U.S., Malaysia and U.K.. Vijay's previous movie "Theri" was released in 32 countries, from which it earned about Rs. 45 crore. Hence, the overseas market plays an important role in Ilayathapathy's film.

"Vijay 60" is said to be an action-thriller, written and directed by Bharathan, who is collaborating with Ilayathalapathy for the second time after "Azhagiya Tamil Magan." Keerthy Suresh is romancing the "Thuppakki" star in the message-oriented film, which has Aparna Vinod in the second female lead.

Jagapathi Babu, Daniel Balaji, Sathish, Mimi Gopi, Harish Uthaman, Sharath Lohitashwa, Sreeman, YG Mahendra and others are in supporting roles. Santhosh Narayanan is the music director of the film, while Praveen KL is the editor and M Sukumar is the cinematographer. The movie is bankrolled by Vijaya Productions, which has plans to release the movie on Pongal 2017.

Meanwhile, "Enga Veettu Pillai," the name of MGR's hit film, has been reportedly finalised by the makers of the film as the title of Vijay's forthcoming flick.

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