Thalapathy Vijay's Beast is running successfully in theatres and the family audiences are thronging the theatres to witness the action entertainer on the big screen. Vijay's next film after Beast happens to be Thalapathy 66 which was officially launched at the beginning of this month. Thalapathy 66 is directed by Vamshi Paidipally of Thozha and Maharshi fame, with music composed by SS Thaman. Produced by Dil Raju under the banner of Sri Venkateswara Creations, Thalapathy 66 will feature Rashmika Mandanna as the female lead, marking her second outing in Tamil cinema after Karthi's Sulthan.

Sarath Kumar will be playing a pivotal role in the film, while the rest of the cast are yet to be officially announced. This mega film will have cinematography handled by Karthick Palani of Penguin and Adipurush fame, while Praveen KL will head the editing department. The first schedule shoot of Thalapathy 66 was wrapped up recently and the team is expected to begin the second schedule very soon. Meanwhile, music director Thaman took to his official Twitter page to wish lyricist Vivek on his birthday which was on April 16. Vivek will be penning the lyrics for Thalapathy 66 and he will also be contributing to the film with regard to dialogues and screenplay, as well.

While wishing him the best on his birthday, Thaman added that he is sure that Vivek will deliver his best for Thalapathy 66 songs. Thaman's official tweet read, "Dearest @Lyricist_Vivek belated birthday wishes . Wishing U a very very happiest year ahead and more successful writings ⭐️ 💃 ❤️ I am very much sure tat u will again steal the hearts for Our dear #Thalapathy66Music 🎵 ❤️‍🩹 Have a great one". This tweet has gone viral among the fans, making them excited. Thalapathy 66 is touted to be an emotional family drama that will showcase Vijay in a new dimension.