Thalapathy Vijay reached Hyderabad last evening (May 2) for the shooting of his next film, Thalapathy 66. This new film was officially launched with a formal pooja at the beginning of this month and the first schedule happened in Chennai with the lead cast. In the first schedule, the team shot a foot-tapping dance number featuring Vijay and Rashmika Mandanna who plays the female lead. Vijay and Rashmika would be seen acting together for the first time with this one and their pairing is expected to look refreshing on screen. The second schedule of Thalapathy 66 will begin this week in Hyderabad and the team will be extensively shooting the talkie portions in this phase.

Shaam and Sarath Kumar who would be seen playing pivotal roles would be taking part in this schedule along with Vijay. The visuals of Vijay reaching Hyderabad airport are doing good rounds on social media since last night and the update has set the fans in excitement. Produced by Dil Raju under the banner of Sri Venkateswara Creations, the film has music composed by Thaman S who is scoring music for a Vijay film for the first time. The film is directed by Vamshi Paidipally who is known for directing films like Oopiri (Thozha in Tamil) and Mahesh Babu's Maharshi. Thalapathy 66 will be an emotional family entertainer that will bring out the lighter side of Vijay.

Thalapathy 66 will have cinematography handled by Karthick Palani and editing by Praveen KL. Thalapathy Vijay is currently riding high on the success of his latest release, Beast, which has turned out to be a blockbuster hit at the box office. Beast is directed by Nelson Dilipkumar and has music composed by Anirudh Ravichander. Produced by Sun Pictures on a grand scale, the film features Pooja Hegde as the female lead and Selvaraghavan in a pivotal role.