Jacobinte Swargarajyam fame Reba Monica John in Thalapathy 63
Shoot for Vijay-Atlee duo’s new film is currently progressing at a brisk pace. The makers have kept utmost secrecy about the proceedings. But it is already known that it’s a sports based flick centred around woman’s football. Vijay plays a player-turned-coach in the movie. Nayanthara is paired with him. Noted heroines like Induja and Varsha Bollamma have also been cast in prominent roles.
Latest to join the team is Malayali actress Reba Monica John, who is noted for her roles in ‘Jacobinte Swargarajyam’ and ‘Paipinchuvattile Pranayam’. Reba made her Tamil debut last year with the Jai starrer ‘Jarugandi’. In ‘Thalapathy 63’, Reba, Induja and Varsha Bollamma will all be seen as football players. Vijay’s character Michael is their team’s coach.
Recently, the team shot the football portions in huge sets erected in the outskirts of Chennai. Experts from overseas have been brought in to choreograph the football match sequences. As per the makers, the movie will be a mass commercial tale of football, sports politics, friendship and emotions. Bollywood actor Jackie Shroff, Kathir, Yogi Babu, Vivek, Daniel Balaji, Anand Raj and many others are part of the supporting cast.
‘Thalapathy 63’ has music composed by AR Rahman and cinematography by ‘Mersal’ fame GK Vishnu. AGS Entertainment is producing the movie, which is scheduled for a grand Diwali release in October.