Thalapathy Vijay's next, Thalapathy 66 has been officially launched and it is time for the proceedings to begin. The film was launched with a formal pooja this morning (April 6) in Chennai, in the presence of the main cast and crew. This film will be directed by Vamshi Paidipally who is known for helming Karthi's Thozha, and Mahesh Babu's Maharshi. Produced by Dil Raju under the banner of Sri Venkateswara Creations, Thalapathy 66 will have the young and happening Rashmika Mandanna playing the female lead. S Thaman has been roped in to score music for the project.

While these are the details that are already known, the new updates regarding the rest of the cast and crew are out now. Supreme Star Sarath Kumar has been added to the exciting cast of Thalapathy 66 and it looks like the ace actor has got a meaty role to play. On the technical front, Karthick Palani of Penguin and Adipurush (Prabhas starrer) fame has been assigned to handle the cinematography, while Praveen KL is the editor. Praveen KL had earlier worked with Vijay in Bairavaa and Thalapathy 66 will be the duo's next professional collaboration.

The story and screenplay of Thalapathy 66 have been penned by Hari and Ashishor Solomon, along with Vamshi, while the dialogues (Tamil) are written by lyricist Vivek. The complete cast and crew details of Thalapathy 66 can be seen below:

CAST: Thalapathy Vijay, Rashmika Mandanna, Sarath Kumar (rest of the cast yet to be announced)
DIRECTION: Vamshi Paidipally
MUSIC - Thaman S
CINEMATOGRAPHY - Karthick Palani
EDITING - Praveen KL
STORY, SCREENPLAY - Vamshi Paidipally, Hari, Ashishor Solomon
LYRICS - Vivek
PRODUCTION DESIGN - Sunil Babu, Vaishnavi Reddy
MAKE-UP - Nagaraju
COSTUMES - Deepali Noor
VFX - Yugandhar
PRODUCTION - Sri Venkateswara Creations.

The shooting of Thalapathy 66 begins today with a song shoot featuring Vijay and Rashmika after which the talkie portions will be shot. Thalapathy 66 is touted to be an emotional family entertainer.