OFFICIAL: Bigil release date announced - Verithanam verithanam!
By Vivek Raj | Galatta | 06:00 PM
A film that has been the talk of the town for nearly a year, ‘Thalapathy’ Vijay’s Bigil under director Atlee is gearing up for an explosive opening this Diwali. Produced by AGS Entertainment under a mammoth budget of over Rs. 180 crores and featuring music by Oscar winner, A. R. Rahman, the upcoming action sports drama had been cleared with a ‘U/A’ certificate by the Censor Board yesterday along with the runtime revealed to be 2 hours and 58 minutes. That said, the makers have now officially announced that Bigil will be hitting screens on October 25 (Friday) as a Diwali treat in light of the festival which falls on October 27 (Sunday). The film will now be taking on Karthi's much-awaited, Kaithi, under Lokesh Kanagaraj's direction, which too is coming out on October 25.
Bigil has tremendous expectations surrounding it and the response to the film’s trailer is testimony enough as it has crossed over 32 million views, which is the highest-viewed Tamil film trailer till date. The film's trailer has now given us the first glimpse at Vijay playing dual roles as father and son with the former character, Rayappan, being a more rugged and serious individual while the latter, Michael alias, Bigil, has been shown to be the center of attraction. Vijay, who appears as the coach of the women’s football team, is seen beaming with swag and confidence, which has fans mighty excited who are awaiting a cracker of an entertainer. Apart from Vijay, the film also includes huge star cast featuring Nayanthara as the female lead, Kathir, Vivek, Bollywood actor Jackie Shroff, Indhuja, Daniel Balaji, Anandaraj, Vivek, Yogi Babu, Varsha Bollamma, Amritha Iyer, Soundararaja, Gayathri Reddy, Devadarshini, ‘Thaadi’ Balaji, Dheena, Soundararajan among others in important supporting roles.
SHOCKING: Major Bigil spoiler revealed by the Censor Board
By Vivek Raj | Galatta | 04:41 PM
‘Thalapathy’ Vijay’s upcoming film, Bigil, is all set to take a grand opening this Diwali and has generated tremendous expectations among fans as well as those in the trade. Directed by Atlee under the AGS Entertainment banner, the action sports drama features chartbuster music by A. R Rahman with the ‘Singappenney’ and ‘Verithanam’ tracks turning out to be massive hits. Earlier today, it was revealed that the censor formalities for the film have been completed with Bigil being awarded a ‘U/A’ certificate and the runtime standing at 2 hours and 58 minutes. Now, the complete censor report for the film is out and shows 5 cuts in total, which includes three audio mutes and a major spoiler in the form of Vijay’s father character in the film, Rayappan, getting stabbed during the course of the narrative. In the report, we see the visual stabbing being removed along with the bloodstains being reduced for the Rayappan character while puking out and also includes the defocusing of the stabbing of another character named Alex.
The revelations by the Censor Board has left quite a lot of fans shocked and surprised considering major plot points have been revealed. It now remains to be seen how the makers have shot the said sequences as many await a ripper of an action entertainer. As known already, Vijay is playing dual roles as Rayappan, the father character and Michael alias. Bigil, the son character, which have left everyone quite excited.
Thala Ajith's villain feels Thalapathy Vijay's Bigil trailer is...
By MKV | Galatta | 03:35 PM
Thalapathy Vijay's upcoming movie Bigil is creating amazing levels of buzz not just within Tamil Nadu but across our country. This movie's trailer was released recently and It has been creating waves with many stars from across different industries praising the trailer. The latest star to join this list is Vivek Oberoi, who is known to Kollywood audiences as Thala Ajith's villain from his blockbuster hit Vivegam. This 2017 movie marked Vivek Oberoi's entry into Tamil cinema and he has since made his Malayalam and Kannada debut too.
Talking about the Bigil trailer, Vivek Oberoi is all praises for it and has mentioned that it is "Brilliant" and a "treat for all #Thalapathy fans"! He also added that the trailer is "Pure mass and class!" The trailer has been well received by the fans and has gone viral with over 13 million views and 1.5 million likes within just 15 hours of being launched. The trailer is being celebrated by Vijay fans everywhere and it is sure to have an amazing reach. There were some Bollywood industry insiders who felt that the movie should be dubbed in Hindi and have a simultaneous release, there too.
Bigil, Thalapathy Vijay's 63rd movie, is all set to hit the screens for this Deepavali. This movie stars Nayanthara as the female lead, with the ensemble star cast also including Jackie Shroff, Vivekh, Daniel Balaji, Yogi Babu, Kathir, Indhuja, Reba Monica John, Varsha Bollamma, Inthraja Shankar and a number of others. We just can't wait to catch this movie in the theatres...
Check out Vivek Oberoi's tweet here:
What a brilliant trailer! An absolute treat for all #Thalapathy fans! Take a bow @Atlee_dir, @actorvijay and team #Bigil! Best wishes to each one of you!— Vivek Anand Oberoi (@vivekoberoi) October 13, 2019
Pure mass and class!🔥🔥 https://t.co/oOQovNoTsv#BigilTrailer #ThalapathyVijay
Thalapathy Vijay's Bigil Trailer Review - what works and what didn't!
By Arvind Sundaram | Galatta | 07:43 PM
The much awaited trailer of Thalapathy Vijay's Bigil got released a few hours back amidst sky high expectations from fans and the general audience. This 2 minute 41 seconds long trailer gives us the glimpse of what Bigil is going to be all about. Here are a few thoughts on what we felt after watching the trailer. As always, Thalapathy Vijay is the show stealer and he completely carries the trailer with his electrifying screen presence. For a change, in this film, he will be seen in different characters, one as father, Rayappan, and another as son, Michael.
The way Vijay portrays Rayappan is interesting and new, but the voice modulation and tone could have been different suiting the age. But, there is also a doubt among the fans if there is a third Vijay who is actually called Bigil, a superstar player during his teens. Well, are we going to see Vijay in triple roles? Or is it going to be just two? Well, we will have to wait for the film to know the answer. Indhuja is the only player who gets to have some good screen space in the trailer and it looks like Bigil will be an important film in her career.
Indraja Shankar has got a very emotional character to play and she is sure to earn the love of the audience during the release. Nayanthara features only for a very short time in this trailer and she plays Vijay's love interest. The trailer has some iconic 'Thalapathy' mass moments in terms of his mannerisms and slo-mo shots and the fans are surely going to enjoy it in the big screens. On the technical front, GK Vishnu's cinematography uplifts the scale of the film to greater heights. He gives a new tone to the film through his visuals and along with the pumping background score of A.R.Rahman, the trailer hooks the audience. The music that comes in the last 20 seconds of the trailer is a delight.
On the flipside, the VFX work lacks finesse and it is quite obvious to point out the CG shots. Having been made on such a grand scale, the computer graphics team could have delivered with more perfection. The background of the football stadium sequences are not convincing enough in an otherwise entertaining trailer. We hope that gets corrected in the final version of the film.
Having said that, Bigil's trailer tells you that the film will be a pakka commercial entertainer that will attract the masses and the women. Kudos to director Atlee on creating a film of this stature and grandeur. Check out the trailer below if you haven't seen it yet:
Much awaited marana mass vedi trailer of BIGIL - check out!
By Arvind Sundaram | Galatta | 05:50 PM
Thalapathy Vijay's Bigil, directed by Atlee and produced by Kalpathi S Aghoram's AGS Entertainment, is gearing up to hit the screens for Deepavali 2019. The film boasts of some big names in the star cast including Nayanthara, Jackie Shroff, Kathir, Vivekh, Yogi Babu, Daniel Balaji, Indhuja, Reba Monica John, Amritha Aiyer, Varsha Bollamma, Devadarshini, Indraja Shankar and others. The highly awaited trailer of this film has finally hit the digital media and the fans are on a rage mode. This strikingly cut trailer gives us the glimpse of what we can expect in the film on the festive day.
Thalapathy Vijay, as always, looks charismatic and locks the audience with his fantastic screen presence, this time with two different makeovers. Nayanthara as Angel plays Vijay's love interest and we see a glimpse of her as well. The trailer has a mix of all the emotions and conveys the mood of the film in the right manner. Bigil will be an entertaining sports revenge drama with an underlying theme of women empowerment. A.R.Rahman's background score and G.K.Vishnu's visuals take the trailer to the next level with their beautiful work.
It looks like Vishnu's work in this film will be highly talked about after the release as the football scenes look very neatly shot. Editor Ruben who is known for delivering power packed teasers and trailers makes no mistake with Bigil as well. This trailer is all set to break the existing records and create some new ones. The trailer has been released on the official YouTube channel of Sony Music South who owns the film's audio rights. Check out the magnificent trailer of Bigil here:
GALATTA BREAKING: Bigil and Viswasam talent on board for Thalaivar 168
By Vivek Raj | Galatta | 05:05 PM
'Superstar’ Rajinikanth fans everywhere are a happy lot now. Yesterday saw reputed production house, Sun Pictures, drop a massive new announcement about them associating with Rajinikanth for the third time after Enthiran and Petta for their upcoming tentatively titled film, Thalaivar 168, which will he helmed by the blockbuster Viswasam director Siva. With Rajinikanth and director Siva joining hands for the first time, editor Ruben has now revealed in an exclusive interview to us that he has also come on board for Thalaivar 168. Editor Ruben, who is at present attached to the upcoming ‘Thalapathy’ Vijay starrer, Bigil, and was also part of Ajith’s Viswasam earlier this year will be working in a Rajinikanth film for the first ever time in his career. This will also be his fourth-time association with Siva after they began their partnership in Vedalam and followed it up with Vivegam and Viswasam.
Although no plans have been revealed as to when Thalaivar 168 will roll into production, there has been a huge buzz regarding the rest of the crew, especially with the talk surrounding who will be scoring the music for the film. Speculations are rife that composers Yuvan Shankar Raja and D. Imman are the front runners to score music for Thalaivar 168, which we will have to wait for a few more days to know. Director Siva has stated that the upcoming film will also be a family entertainer and will cater to audiences of all ages.
Atlee releases new video about Bigil progress - check it out!
By Vivek Raj | Galatta | 02:05 PM
A film that has been the talk of the town ever since it went on floors earlier this year, Bigil, starring ‘Thalapathy’ Vijay under director Atlee is finally set to arrive in theatres in less than three weeks as a Diwali treat for fans everywhere. Being produced by AGS Entertainment with music by Academy Award winner A. R. Rahman, there is massive excitement surrounding the upcoming sports drama as the film’s trailer has been announced to be released on October 12. With the post-production works being carried at a steady pace, Atlee has now shared a video on his Instagram page of the BGM work currently being done by composer A. R. Rahman at Macedonia.
Bigil is also set to be coming out in Telugu as well under the title, Whistle, and is carrying tremendous expectations as the film will see Vijay in dual roles as father and son with the film’s plot set to revolv around the sport of football amidst a North Chennai backdrop. Apart from Vijay and his pairing up with Nayanthara after a decade in Villu, the film includes several major USP factors among which include the smash hit songs of A. R. Rahman with the ‘Singappenney’ and ‘Verithanam’ tracks going on to become chartbusters. Bigil is a multi-starrer and includes Kathir, Vivek, Bollywood actor Jackie Shroff, Indhuja, Daniel Balaji, Anandaraj, Vivek, Yogi Babu, Varsha Bollamma, Amritha Iyer, Soundararaja, Gayathri Reddy, Devadarshini, ‘Thaadi’ Balaji, Dheena among others in important supporting roles.
Check out the video shared by Atlee of A. R. Rahman’s BGM session below:
The much awaited trailer of Bigil to release on... Official announcement here!
By Arvind Sundaram | Galatta | 06:15 PM
If one topic that has been the talking point on social media for the past few days, then it must definitely be 'Bigil Teaser/Trailer'. The fans have been waiting for quite sometime to get a glimpse of Bigil through the teaser/trailer. However, the makers were busy in completing the film on time and requested the fans to be patient and wait for it. The big request has finally been answered now by Archana Kalpathi, the creative producer of Bigil. Unlike Vijay's last two films (Sarkar and Mersal), Bigil will have a trailer release and not a teaser.
This action packed trailer will release on October 12th (coming Saturday) at 6 PM on YouTube. The fans have already started to celebrate this news on social media and a few theatre exhibitors are planning to screen this trailer for the fans. Directed by Atlee and produced by AGS Entertainment, Bigil is a football based action drama that features Nayanthara, Jackie Shroff, Kathir, Vivekh, Yogi Babu, Daniel Balaji, Indhuja, Reba Monica John, and others in the star cast.
Bigil's songs have got a great reception from the fans, especially, 'Singappenney' and 'Verithanam' turning out to be chartbusters. The trailer is expected to show us what the film is going to be about. Summing up, the news is that the trailer of Bigil will be out on October 12th at 6 PM. Get set.
Get ready for the Meratal trailer of our Thalapathy’s #Bigil @Ags_production @Atlee_dir @arrahman #Nayanthara @am_kathir @dop_gkvishnu @Lyricist_Vivek @muthurajthangvl @Screensceneoffl @SonyMusicSouth #PodraVediya #BigilTrailer pic.twitter.com/eltZwHnH2U— Archana Kalpathi (@archanakalpathi) October 7, 2019
WOW: This young sensation to act in Bigil and Soorarai Pottru
By Arvind Sundaram | Galatta | 03:46 PM
Popular radio jockey turned actor Ananthi Iyappan delivered an impactful performance as Jayam Ravi's younger sister and Yogi Babu's wife in the recently released Comali. This blockbuster hit film completed its 50 days of run at the box office and the makers also had a success party last night in Chennai. The film's director Pradeep Ranganathan took to his Twitter space to congratulate Ananthi on bagging roles in two upcoming biggies including Thalapathy Vijay's Bigil directed by Atlee and Suriya's Soorarai Pottru directed by Sudha Kongara.
Confirming the news with a big 'Yes', Ananthi also thanked Pradeep for giving the break and a good start to her acting career through Comali. Ananthi requested the fans to spot her in both the films when it releases and it is expected to be brief characters. Being part of two big films in the initial stages of the career must be a very encouraging scenario for Ananthi.
At this moment, Galatta also sends its best wishes to Ananthi for her future endeavours. Bigil, the Atlee directed sports drama film will be hitting the screens for Deepavali 2019 while, Soorarai Pottru is touted to release by the end of this year or early next year.
Thalapathy Vijay's Bigil - New title and poster revealed!
By Lokesh RV | Galatta | 06:28 PM
Thalapathy Vijay's Bigil is all set to hit the screens for the festive occasion of Diwali 2019 and the expectations are super high. Directed by Atlee and produced by AGS Entertainment, this sports based entertainer's star cast includes names like Nayanthara, Jackie Shroff, Vivekh, Kathir, Anandaraj, Daniel Balaji, Yogi Babu, Indhuja, Reba Monica John, Varsha Bollamma, Devadarshini, and others. AR Rahman has given an impressive album and fans are now waiting for the teaser/trailer of the movie and the release date is expected to be announced tomorrow (Oct 7th).
As a surprise on Sunday, AR Rahman announced the Telugu title of Bigil and also released the Telugu First Look poster of the film. Bigil has been titled Whistle in Telugu and the First Look poster features Vijay in his two makeovers in the film similar to the Tamil First Look. Thalapathy Vijay has a strong fanbase in Tollywood as well and fans over there are filed with joy with the title announcement.