'Thalapathy' Vijay's recent release, the mass masala action entertainer Master directed by Lokesh Kanagaraj, has turned out to be the first blockbuster of 2021 and is also one of the biggest box office successes in the superstar's illustrious career. Master, which also had 'Makkal Selvan' Vijay Sethupathi as the antagonist, was produced by Xavier Britto under the XB Film Creators banner, with the film currently also streaming on Amazon Prime Video. With Master still continuing to witness a strong audience turnout in theatres, producer Xavier Britto on Friday announced his next big film titled Azhagiye Kanne, with Leo Sivakumar and Sanchita Shetty in the lead roles. 

Xavier Britto has announced that Azhagiya Kanne will be produced under his other banner, Esthell Entertainer, and will be directed by R. Vijayakumar, a former associate of National Award-winning director Seenu Ramasamy. The upcoming film's pooja was held earlier today, with production announced to kick-off from February 15 in Chennai after which it will progress to Madurai. Leo Sivakumar is popular pattimandram anchor Dindigul I. Leoni's son and Azhagiya Kanne will be his debut in the lead role as he will be also seen in an important role in Vijay Sethupathi's upcoming film, Maamanithan

Azhagiya Kanne will be Xavier Britto's next ambitious venture, but is being produced under his Esthell Entertainer banner instead of XB Film Creators, which is basking in the glory of the Vijay and Vijay Sethupathi starrer Master. As the casting for the other characters in Azhagiya Kanne is still in process, the makers have roped in a talented technical team that includes names like N.R. Raghunanthan for the music, 'Kaviperasu' Vairamuthu penning the lyrics, followed by acclaimed editor Sreekar Prasad's former associate Sangath Tamilan doing the editing and Kaadan fame A.R. Ashok Kumar handing the cinematography. Radhika Master is the choreographer, while Ilayaraja Selvam will be serving as the production supervisor on the film. 

Despite Azhagiya Kanne being a smaller film in scale compared to Vijay's Master, producer Xavier Britto will be hoping to see it emerge victorious at the box office and among critics, including also spelling success for his Esthell Entertainer banner. It will be interesting to see what Xavier Britto will be packing in with this new film, especially post the thunderous response to Master