Thalapathy 64 Kerala rights bagged by Fortune Films for a huge price!
Shoot for Vijay’s new film with director Lokesh Kanagaraj (tentatively titled Thalapathy 64) is still at the halfway stage but business deals are already being locked thanks to the massive hype. Recently, the film’s satellite rights were bagged by market leader Sun TV for a record price. The latest we hear is that the film’s Kerala distribution rights have been acquired by Shafeel of Fortune Films for Rs 6 crore. The massive success of Vijay’s last release ‘Bigil’ is one of the prime reasons for the rights being purchased for such a high amount.
‘Thalapathy 64’ has Vijay Sethupathi as the antagonist. ‘Kaithi’ fame Arjun Das, Andrea Jeremiah, Malavika Mohanan, Shanthanu, Gouri Kishan, Ramya Subramanian and many others are part of the cast. The team recently wrapped up the schedule in New Delhi and will be next shooting in Shimoga, Karnataka. They are planning to shoot there for over a month from December 1 to January 19.
Director Lokesh Kanagaraj has assured that this film will be totally different from Vijay’s regular mass masala entertainers. Lokesh has scripted it with additional screenplay by Pon Parthiban and ‘Aadai’ director Rathna Kumar. Vijay is said to be playing the role of a college professor with an untold dark side.
On the technical front, music is composed by Anirudh Ravichander and cinematography is by Sathyan Sooryan. Xavier Britto is producing the film, which is scheduled for summer release in 2020.