Thala Ajith’s 2019 got off to a great start with Viswasam, directed by Siruthai Siva. The movie went up against Superstar Rajinikanth's Petta at the Box Office and emerged the winner. This family drama had Nayanthara as the female lead and was well received by all classes of audiences. Following this, it was announced that Ajith would work in two movies for the late Sridevi's husband Boney Kapoor's production house - Bayview Projects LLP banner. The first among these was Nerkonda Paarvai, the Tamil remake of the super hit Hindi movie Pink. NKP was directed by H Vinoth of Theeran and Sathuranga Vettai fame and this movie too had a very good reach among the audiences. It was then announced that Ajith's next movie - Valimai, would also be directed by H Vinoth and that it would be bankrolled by Boney Kapoor. This project was scheduled to take off earlier but there were some unfortunate delays and commenced very late and again the shooting got stalled due to the corona lockdown. 
Thala Ajith would be playing a cop's role in this project which would have Huma Quereshi playing his love interest in the film. Now a new photo of Ajith Kumar in a black t-shirt has surfaced on the internet. Ajith Kumar unlike his usual salt and pepper makeover, can be seen in all black colored hair style. Ajith Kumar looks so fit and strong. The photo has been trending online since yesterday night. Valimai has music by Yuvan Shankar Raja, the ace music director maintains a successful winning streak with Thala Ajith Kumar since most of their albums have turned out to be chartbusters. The film will have cinematography by Nirav Shah while the editor of the film has not been announced yet. The movie was scheduled to be released by the third week of November 2020 coinciding with Diwali. However, the Shooting of the movie has been suspended due to the Coronavirus disease 2019 crisis. It looks like the shooting for Valimai will not resume anytime soon since Ajith Kumar wants the current situation to get better.