Confirmed: Maharshi director Vamshi Paidipally to helm Thalapathy 66
For the last few weeks, there have been reports about Thalapathy Vijay teaming up with Telugu filmmaker Vamshi Paidipally for a bilingual project. The director has now confirmed the same in a recent interview. He revealed that the film would have been officially announced earlier had it not been for the COVID-19 pandemic. He also added that more details would be revealed after the lockdown.
Tentatively titled as ‘Thalapathy 66’, this film will be produced by Dil Raju, one of the leading producers in Tollywood. Though some of Vijay’s films have been dubbed and released in Telugu earlier, this will be his first ever bilingual. It is seen as a smart move to maximize his popularity among the Telugu-speaking audience.
Director Vamshi Paidipally is known for his films like ‘Munna’, ‘Brindavanam’, ‘Yevadu’ and ‘Oopiri’, which is also a bilingual (‘Thozha’ in Tamil). His last film ‘Maharshi’ starring Mahesh Babu was a big commercial hit. It even went on to win the National award for Best Popular Film Providing Wholesome Entertainment.