'Thalapathy' Vijay's Varisu is announced to be coming out in theatres worldwide as a Pongal release in January 2023 and the pre-release works are currently underway in full swing. Directed by Vamshi Paidipally under Dil Raju's Sri Venkateswara Creations banner, with Rashmika Mandanna playing the female lead, the upcoming film also releasing in Telugu under the title Vaarasudu has a star-studded cast and a highly-skilled technical team that includes cinematographer Karthik Palani, who is celebrating his birthday on Tuesday, December 6. In light of his birthday, the Varisu cast and crew surprised the popular technician by wishing him, with the team also releasing a video on the special occasion. 

Among the stars who wished Karthik Palani today include producer Dil Raju, director Vamshi, actors Prabhu, Sarathkumar, Jayasudha, Kushbu Sundar, SJ Suryah, Srikanth, Shaam, Samyuktha Shanmuganathan, stunt choreographer Dhilip Subbarayan, music director Thaman. S, and a few others in the Varisu team who took part in the cake-cutting celebrations. Cinematographer Karthik Palani carved a niche for himself in Bollywood and the Telugu film industry by working in films like Love Shagun, Next Nuvve, Zeenat, and Brand Babu, before making his Tamil cinema debut in the 2020 mystery thriller film, Penguin, starring Keerthy Suresh. Apart from Varisu, Karthik Palani has also worked in Prabhas' epic mythological film Adipurush, which will be coming out in theatres in June 2023. 

With team Varisu celebrating Karthik Palani's birthday, their video has now also officially confirmed for the first time SJ Suryah to be a part of the film, who was initially speculated to be appearing in a cameo. Having directed Vijay in his second film, Kushi (2000), the filmmaker-actor will be sharing the screen with the superstar for the third time after making a guest appearance in Nanban (2012), while also playing the role of the antagonist in Mersal (2017). Both Vijay and SJ Suryah are known to be close to each other, with fans also appreciating the on-screen chemistry between the duo, and will now be looking forward to witnessing them once again in action together. 

Check out team Varisu's video below: