The title of Vijay's forthcoming movie along with the first look posters of the flick will be revealed on the occasion of Ganesh Chaturthi, on Sept. 5. The news came as a surprise to many as the makers had not given any signs of the name being revealed at this stage.
Giving a hint about the announcement of the title on Ganesh Chaturthi, public relations professional Riaz K Ahmed tweeted, "#Breaking :- #Ilayathalapathy @actorvijay 's #Thalapathy60 Title will be announced in few days. [sic]" Sources say that it will be a catchy title with multiple words and not a single-word name as reported by a section of media earlier.
Later, Vijaya Productions too confirmed and tweeted, "Vijaya Productions tweeted, "Official announcement on #Thalapathy60FirstLook will be made by tomorrow evening. [sic]"
It has to be noted that since 2000, only two of Vijay's films ("Puthiya Geethai" and "Azhagiya Tamil Magan") have had multiple-word titles. In the last nine years, all his films had one-word names. For the latest venture, "Enga Veetu Pillai," "Namma Veetu Pillai" and "Unga Veetu Pillai" are the three names that have been doing the rounds.
In the recent years, the titles of Vijay's movies were unveiled when the film reached the final stages of shooting. After his "Thuppakki" and other films landed in trouble over title issues, the filmmakers took a cautious decision to delay the announcement of the name.
Meanwhile, RK Suresh is the new entrant in the cast of the film, which is presently being referred to as "Vijay 60." He will be playing one of the villains. The movie stars Telugu actor Jagapathi Babu, who was earlier seen in Rajinikanth's "Lingaa," as the main antagonist.
Daniel Balaji, Sathish, Mimi Gopi, Harish Uthaman, Sharath Lohitashwa, Sreeman, YG Mahendra and others are playing supporting roles. Keerthy Suresh and Aparna Vinod play the female leads in "Vijay 60," which features Santhosh Narayanan's music, M Sukumar's editing and Praveen KL's editing.
"Vijay 60" is written and directed by Bharathan, and funded by Vijaya Productions.