The birthday celebration of Vijay for his fans has started little early this year with the unveiling of the actor's movie title and its first look poster from his upcoming Tamil film, which was being referred to as Thalapathy 63 till date. [Crawl down to see the high-quality poster].
Well, the name of Vijay's 63rd movie is Bigil, which was revealed on social media sites ahead of his birthday on Saturday, 22 June. The actor will be seen in two avatars in the poster - vesthi-clad aged man look and youngster with a football. Presumably, Thalapathy will be seen in the roles of a father and a son.
The father's character seems to be of a local don as there is a machete next to him.
There have been lots of rumours doing rounds pertaining to the movie title. Captain Michael, CM, Verithanam, Assault, Bigil, and Mirattal were the rumoured names of the Atlee Kumar-directorial flick.
The Tamil film marks the third union of Atlee Kumar with Vijay after Theri and Mersal. The names of both the movies are popular Tamil slangs. Hence, the fans were expecting the title of the latest flick to be on the same lines. In the end, Bigil has turned out to be a crisp and catchy name.
The movie is about an inspiring journey of an ex-footballer who lifts the moral of the local football team and ensures their victory in a national tournament.
Nayanthara romances one of the two characters (Michael and Bigil) played by Vijay. Her character name is said to be Angel.
The movie had hit the floors in January and it has been majorly shot in a specially-erected football stadium set at the EVP Studios in Chennai. Jackie Shroff plays the role of an antagonist. Kathir, Vivek, Daniel Balaji, Anandraj, Indhuja Ravichandran, Varsha Bollamma and others are in the cast.
It has AR Rahman's music, GK Vishnu's cinematography and Ruben's editing. It is scheduled for release in October 2019.