Lokesh Kanagaraj is one of the most sought after directors in Tamil cinema. After making an impressive debut with the critically acclaimed Maanagaram, Lokesh Kanagaraj made Kaithi with Karthi which turned out to be a massive blockbuster. Kaithi earned both critical acclaim and commercial success and won the hearts of the Tamil audience. Kaithi didn’t have a heroine or any songs and it stuck to the core premise and story right from the beginning and that aspect impressed a lot of people. Lokesh Kanagaraj’s smart writing and intense screenplay, Sam CS’ powerful background score, Sathyan Sooryan’s neat visuals, and Anbariv’s stunt choreography elevated the overall movie watching experience to a different level.

Up next, all eyes are on Thalapathy Vijay’s Master which happens to be Lokesh Kanagaraj’s next directorial. As everyone knows, this film has got humongous expectations among the Tamil audience who are eagerly looking forward to the film’s theatrical release. With Vijay and Makkal Selvan Vijay Sethupathi in the front, one can be sure that the film will be nothing short of a celebration. The grand success of Kaithi and pre-release talks of Master has made Lokesh Kanagaraj a very notable and promising director in Tamil cinema and a lot of offers have come his way.

Notably, it was said that Lokesh’s next directorial will feature Superstar Rajinikanth in the lead role under the production of Kamal Haasan’s Raaj Kamal Films International. Ever since the news came out, the fans have been supremely excited as it marks the return of Rajinikanth and Kamal Haasan after so many years. However, the project is yet to be officially announced and recently, there were also rumours stating that there might be a few changes in the casting.

Having said that, in a recent interaction with Bollywood Hungama, Lokesh Kanagaraj was asked about the Rajini - Kamal project for which he said he is not in a position to comment about it. He said, “As of now, I can’t answer it. We are still in talks and nothing is concrete yet. Anything needs to come only from the production side. I have started writing my next project now.” So, it looks like Lokesh Kanagaraj is going to maintain silence until RKFI makes an announcement about it. Let us keep our fingers crossed and wait for the project to materialize soon.