A massive film in the making, Vijay's Thalapathy 66 will see the superstar paired with national sensation Rashmika Mandanna under Vamshi Paidipally’s direction. Announced for a grand worldwide Pongal 2023 theatrical release, blockbuster Telugu producer-distributor Dil Raju is bankrolling the venture under his Sri Venkateswara Creations banner. With Thalapathy 66's second schedule shooting currently progressing at a brisk pace in Hyderabad, rumors sprung up stating that popular character actor Manobala too is a part of the family-centric film, which he has outright denied. Taking to Twitter, Manobala responded to a tweet showing him at the Thalapathy 66 shooting spot alongside actor-politician Sarathkumar, who is a part of the film, and denied his involvement with the upcoming venture adding that they both only had a casual meet up. 

Thalapathy 66 has a massive star cast and social media has been abuzz since last week after the makers revealed several big names to be a part of the project, which is touted to be on the lines of Poove Unakkaga and Thulladha Manamum Thullum. The film will see Vijay, Rashmika, and Sarathkumar sharing screen space with actors Prabhu, National Award winner Prakash Raj, actress-politician Jayasudha, comedian Yogi Babu, Shaam, actress Sangeetha Krish, and Bigg Boss 4 fame Samyuktha Shanmughanathan. 

Vijay, who has been seen in action blockbusters over the years, is expected to deliver a different treat with Thalapathy 66, and it will be interesting to witness him in a light-hearted role similar to the early stages of his career till the beginning of the 2000s. The film also marks the first occasion for Thaman. S. as the music director for a Vijay film and a dream come true moment as he has expressed his desire to work with the superstar over the years.