Official: ‘Kolamavu Kokila’ fame Nelson to direct Thalapathy 65
For long, there have been speculations about who will be directing Vijay’s next film after ‘Master’. Though names like AR Murugadoss, Atlee and Sudha Kongara had been doing the rounds, it is Nelson Dilipkumar who has bagged the big opportunity. The two-film-old Nelson will be helming ‘Thalapathy 65′ and Sun Pictures will be producing it. Anirudh Ravichander will be composing the music. The film’s official announcement was made just a while back through Sun Pictures’ official Twitter handle. Producer Kalanithi Maran, Vijay and director Nelson feature in the announcement video.
Nelson started his career in entertainment industry by scripting and directing shows for Star Vijay channel. In 2010, he started works of his debut movie ‘Vettai Mannan’ with Simbu, Hansika Motwani and Deeksha Seth as the leads. However, the movie got shelved for some unknown reasons.
It took another 8 years for Nelson to make his maiden feature film. His directorial debut ‘Kolamavu Kokila’ had Nayanthara playing the central character. The film emerged successful at the box office and Nelson’s filmmaking skills got noted. His second film ‘Doctor’ starring Sivakarthikeyan is currently under production. Anirudh composed music for both these films.
Apparently, it is Anirudh who got Nelson to narrate a script to Vijay during the lockdown days. The star was highly impressed by it and decided to go ahead with it as his immediate next. More details regarding ‘Thalapathy 65’ are expected to be out soon.