It is certain that AR Murugadoss will be directing Vijay’s next film after Bigil. This untitled film would be Vijay’s 65th film, hence it is tentatively called as Thalapathy 65 for now. This big budget entertainer will be producer by Sun Pictures. AR Murugadoss took part in a live chat session earlier today during which the anchor had asked him if the news about Sun Pictures producing his next film which would star Vijay in the lead. AR Murugadoss did not deny the news but at the same time, he did not reveal much. This is what the diretor had to say about Thalapathy 65: “First, I need to make it clear that Vijay is no longer Ilayathalapathy, that phase is long gone, he is now called Thalapathy in Tamil Nadu. Maybe, since he still looks very young, some still refer him as Ilayathalapathy. The film is produced by a very big banner, and they would make the announcement in a proper fashion. I don’t think, it will be correct on my part to comment about the project before the production house makes the news official. So, I can talk about the film, only after a proper announcement is made by the production house. I don’t have anything to say about the project at the moment. But we can soon expect a proper announcement for sure.” 
AR Murugadoss hasn’t had the best of the times of late and he would like to get back into winning ways soon. His 2012 movie Thuppakki is till date, one of the biggest blockbusters in the career of Thalapathy Vijay. This movie, which saw Vijay playing the role of a Military Police officer, was produced by Kalaipuli S Thanu, under his V Creations banner. Directed by AR Murugadoss, Thuppakki marked the first time collaboration between the filmmaker and Thalapathy Vijay. Following the massive success of Thuppakki the director-actor combo came together once again in 2014, to make Kaththi. This movie, which saw Thalapathy Vijay in dual roles, again went on to become a blockbuster hit and catapulted the combo to greater heights. AR Murugadoss and Vijay again joined hands for the 2018 movie Sarkar, which turned out to complete a hattrick of successes for the duo. Now this deadly combo is ready to strike once again for the fourth time.