The teaser of Vijay-Mohanlal's most-anticipated film "Jilla" has been released on the net. To watch the video, click HERE.

"Jilla", touted to be an action entertainer, is directed by RT Nesan. The film is set in the backdrop of a village, with Mohanlal and Vijay reportedly playing the father-son duo. Yesteryear actress Poornima Bhagyaraj will be appearing in the role of Vijay's mother. Post the success of "Thuppakki", Kajal is teaming up with "Ilaya Thalapathy" (Vijay's fans refer him by this name) for the second time.

The film also features Mahat Raghavendra, Brahmanandam, Vidyullekha Raman, Soori and Sampath Raj among others.

Expectations are high for "Jilla" as two of the biggest stars of south cinema - Vijay and Mohanlal - have worked together for the first time in a film. The film has generated a lot of buzz in Tamil Nadu as well as Kerala, where both actors are hugely popular.

The film's pre-release business has been good and the distribution rights for all areas have been sold. Interestingly, Mohanlal has acquired the Kerala distribution rights of the film.

Despite having two big stars in "Jilla", the film's team has remained low key. Even the audio launch of the film was a quiet affair and the album hit the stores directly on 21 December. The Vijay starrer has eight tracks composed by Imman of "Kumki" fame. Some of the industry's popular singers including SP Balasubramaniyam and Shankar Mahadevan have rendered songs in the film.

"Jilla" team is expected to kick-off their promotional activities from today (1 January, 2014). The film completed the censor formalities on Tuesday (31 December) and received a clean "U" certificate.

The Vijay-Mohanlal starrer is all set to hit screens in January 2014, as a Pongal festival treat for fans. However, the exact release date is yet to be confirmed.

Trade experts are expecting a big clash between "Jilla" and Ajith's "Veeram," which is set to hit the screens on 10 January, 2014.