Production has finally officially kicked off on actor Vijay’s next, which is being referred to as Thalapathy 62/Vijay 62.

Being produced under the Sun Pictures banner with music by A. R. Rahman, a formal pooja for Thalapathy 62 took place today morning with Vijay clapping the first shot amidst the presence of A. R. Murugadoss, the female lead Keerthy Suresh, cinematographer Girish Gangadharan, art director T. Santhanam among others in the team.

Fans are already digging the look of their 'Thalapathy' where he was spotted with a stylish stud in his ear and a mild gray stubble for a beard. But, what’s most striking about Thalapathy 62 is the fact that it will arrive on screens later this year on Diwali and will follow the pattern for the third time as Murugadoss and Vijay’s previous films together. 

Thuppakki, which marked the first time association between ARM and Vijay, came out on Diwali day in 2012.

It was the same with Kaththi too in 2014 when it was released on the day of the Festival of Lights.

Both Vijay and A. R. Murugadoss will want to leave no stone unturned in making Thalapathy 62 a cracker of a film for fans and also ring in a hat-trick in their partnership.