Ajith Kumar's forthcoming movie, which is being referred to as "Thala 57," finally hit the floors on Wednesday, July 6. The Tamil film was launched with a formal pooja and without much fanfare at the producer's office. However, the makers are yet to reveal details about the cast and crew members. 

The regular shooting of "Thala 57" will begin by the end of this month, during which major parts of Ajith's portions will be filmed. It's being said that the filming will commence in Bulgaria. Reports also say that the actor will be taking regular breaks during the shooting as he would not want to strain himself due to the multiple surgeries he underwent in November 2015.

Ajith is expected to retain his popular salt-and-pepper look in "Thala 57." However, the makers are yet for confirm it. Anu Vardhan, who had worked with him in "Arrambam" and "Billa," will be designing his costumes in the forthcoming film.

"Thala 57" is a spy thriller in which Ajith plays the role of an investigating officer. 

As far as the cast is concerned, Anushka Shetty is said to be playing the female lead in the film. This is her second movie with Ajith, after Gautham Menon's "Yennai Arindhaal." For the role of the second female lead, the names of Kriti Sanon and Ritwika Singh have been doing the rounds.

Anirudh Ravichander is scoring the music, while Vetri is reportedly handling cinematography and Anthony Ruben is the editor of "Thala 57."

"Thala 57" is the third movie of Ajith to be directed by Siruthai Siva. They had first worked together in "Veeram." Following the success of the movie, they teamed up again in "Vedalam," which turned out to be the biggest hit of 2015. The upcoming movie is bankrolled by Sathya Jyothi Films.