Thalapathy 62: Varalaxmi Sarath Kumar likely to play the villain in Vijay’s next
Shoot for Vijay’s upcoming movie with AR Murugadoss, tentatively titled Thalapathy 62, is progressing at a brisk pace in Chennai. Keerthy Suresh plays the female lead in the movie which marks the comeback of Sun Pictures to production after a eight year long gap. Recently, the makers announced about signing Varalaxmi Sarath Kumar to play a crucial role in the movie.
Speculations are rife that Varalaxmi is playing the prime antagonist in the movie. Earlier it was reported that the movie will have three villains locking horns with Vijay. Veteran actor Radha Ravi, politician Pala Karuppiah and Varalaxmi are said to be playing these three negative roles.
AR Murugadoss’ movies have always had strong antagonists pitted opposite his heroes. Villains in his movies like Ghajini, Thupakki, Kaththi and Spyder have all been noted for their well fleshed out characters. Thalapathy 62 also promises to be no different. It will be interesting to watch a female actor doing the villain act opposite such a big star like Vijay.
Varalaxmi is an extremely talented actress, well known for her bold roles in movies like Tharai Thappattai, Vikram Vedha, Nibunan, Sathya etc. Unlike her contemporaries, Varalaxmi has done many grey shaded and negative roles in her brief career. Her role in Thalapathy 62 is also believed to be one such. She herself has confirmed that she has a brief but very powerful role in the movie. Let’s wait for an official confirmation.
After wrapping up the ongoing schedule in Chennai, the team will be heading to US for shooting some important portions. The movie scripted by AR Murugadoss has dialogues by Jeyamohan, who is also the co-writer of 2.0. Vijay is said to be playing a millionaire’s role in the movie. It is probably the first time that Vijay is playing such a rich and sophisticated character as he has mostly done roles that are easily relatable to the commoners.
The technical crew of Thalapathy 62 includes cinematographer Girish Gangadharan, editor Sreekar Prasad and composer AR Rahman. Title and first look are expected to be officially announced very soon.