A project that has left fans excited with sky-high expectations even before pre-production works have begun, actor Ajith Kumar's tentatively titled Thala 61 will see him join hands with director H. Vinoth and producer Boney Kapoor for the third consecutive time. The upcoming film will mark the trio's reunion after their 2019 blockbuster Nerkonda Paarvai and Valimai, which is scheduled for a Pongal 2022 worldwide theatrical release in January. In that light, there is now a strong buzz on social media that chart-buster composer Anirudh Ravichander might be boarding Ajith's Thala 61 for the film’s music and the background score. 

Although these are just reports at this point of time, there is a strong talk that Anirudh will indeed be composing the music for Thala 61. As of now, an official announcement is awaited regarding the hit composer coming on board Ajith's Thala 61, which we can expect to be made once the pre-production works on the film are complete. Reports say Thala 61 with Ajith under H. Vinoth's direction to be produced by Boney Kapoor's Bayview Projects LLP banner with music by Anirudh will begin shooting after the release of Valimai, with the team targeting a Diwali 2022 theatrical release. If Anirudh does join hands with Ajith for Thala 61, it will be his third-time collaboration with the superstar after Vedalam (2015) and Vivegam (2017). 

Anirudh is riding high on the success of his work in ‘Superstar’ Rajinikanth’s Petta and ‘Thalapathy’ Vijay’s Master, with both films tasting massive box office success and the songs as well turning out to be chart-busters. The hit composer is currently the most sought-after name in the music industry as he has several biggies in his lineup that include Vijay’s Beast, Kamal Haasan’s Indian 2, Vijay Sethupathi’s Kaathuvaakula Rendu Kaadhal, Sivakarthikeyan’s Don and Dhanush’s Thiruchitrambalam to name a notable few. It will be interesting to see Anirudh work with H. Vinoth considering the hit director had associated with Yuvan Shankar Raja for Nerkonda Paarvai and Valimai. All eyes are now set on the release of Ajith’s Valimai, which is expected to take a stellar opening at the box office as it is currently the only Tamil film announced to hit theatres for Pongal. As for Thala 61 and Anirudh Ravichander, we will now have to wait for producer Boney Kapoor to make an official announcement.