Thalapathy 65 BEAST first look: The title and first look posters of Vijay’s next films are revealed on the day of the Tamil superstar’s birthday, which has become something of a tradition. Sun Pictures presented the first look poster and title for Thalapathy 65 on Monday, continuing the tradition.
The film, named Beast, was written and directed by Nelson Dilipkumar. The poster depicts Vijay’s character clutching a shotgun with a telescopic sight placed on the barrel. The image, however, does not specify whether Vijay portrays a cop on a mission or a hired hitman.
On the eve of Vijay’s birthday, the first trailer for Beast was released. On June 22, the actor will turn 47 years old.
Thalapathy 65 shooting began in Georgia
The 65th film in Vijay’s career began shooting in March of this year, just as the country was once again ground to a halt by the second wave of coronavirus. Vijay and Nelson travelled for Georgia in April, where the shooting began. In the first shooting schedule, the filmmaker allegedly shot Vijay’s introductory sequence as well as an action set piece.
The shoot in Georgia lasted around 20 days, after which the actors and crew flew back to India. However, due to limitations set by the Tamil Nadu government to combat the rising Covid-19 cases, the filmmakers were unable to continue production.
It’s unclear whether the production delay would affect the creators’ intentions to debut Beast in theatres for the Pongal holiday.
Vijay’s fourth film with Sun Pictures is Beast, which also stars Vettaikaaran and Sura
Beast also has Pooja Hegde as the female lead. Her return to Tamil cinema after a nine-year absence will be marked with this film.
Pooja first appeared on the big screen in filmmaker Mysskin’s crime drama Mugamoodi in 2012. Since then, the majority of her work has taken place outside of Tamil cinema.
Vijay’s fourth film with Sun Pictures is Beast. Vijay’s Vettaikaaran, Sura, and Sarkar were previously funded by the production firm.