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Music composer Anirudh has completed the background score for Vijay starrer "Kaththi", which is now all set to hit the screens on 22 October.

"Successfully completed the #bgm background score of #Kaththi now, a day before my birthday :) Diwali pattaasu ready!" the young composer tweeted.

Anirudh has composed five songs and two theme tracks for "Kaththi". The album has turned out to be a huge hit among the fans, particularly the "Selfie Pulla" song - crooned by Vijay and Sunidhi Chauhan - has received tremendous response from fans. The official audio teaser of the song has received more than a million views on YouTube.

Expectations on "Kaththi" are sky high, thanks to Vijay's star power, the Vijay-Murugadoss combo, the teaser and the film's songs. Fans are now looking forward for the release of "Kaththi" trailer. With just six days for the film's release, the makers are yet to announce the trailer release date. The latest buzz is that the clip might be released on 20 or 21 October but there has been no official word on the release so far.

"Kaththi" has been censored and has received a clean "U" certificate. It is gearing up for a grand release worldwide on 22 October as a Diwali treat for fans. The film will release on a record number of screens in the US, the UK, Malaysia, Canada and France, among other foreign markets. It is also likely to release on more number of screens in Tamil Nadu than "Poojai" and "Happy New Year".

Directed by AR Murugadoss, "Kaththi" is touted as an action thriller. Vijay will reportedly play dual role in the film, while Samantha appears as the female lead. Bollywood actor Neil Nithin Mukesh marks his acting debut in Tamil with "Kaththi". Neil will appear in a negative role, while comedian Sathish and Bengali actor Tota Roy are also part of the cast. Ayngaran International and Lyca Productions have co-produced the action entertainer.

"Kaththi" has been facing some issues from a few fringe groups, which had demanded banning the film, claiming Lyca Productions has business links with Sri Lankan President Mahinda Rajapakse. They had filed a case and the verdict was announced on Wednesday, with the court deciding not to ban the film and also refused to interfere with the issue, as the censor board cleared the film.