Vijay's character in Thalapathy 64 to be James Durairaj? Lokesh Kanagaraj Vijay Sethupathi
By MKV | Galatta | 01:03 PM
The Bigil fever has not even subsided yet but Thalapathy Vijay fans are already high on his next project Thalapathy 64, which is progressing at a rapid pace! This movie, directed by Lokesh Kanagaraj of Maanagaram and Kaithi fame, is being bankrolled by Xavier Britto under his XB Film Creators banner! The movie has been creating quite a buzz with every passing day and today is a milestone day with the First Look of the movie being planned for release by 5:00 pm. While fans are eagerly waiting for this, speculations are flying fast and thick about this movie's title and the name of Vijay's character in it.
There are heavy rumours that Vijay's character might be named James Durairaj or JD in short and this could also be the possible title for Thalapathy 64. Some speculations are that this movie might be titled Vaathiyar, as Vijay is reportedly playing the role of a professor in this movie. However the speculations may run regarding Thalapathy 64's title, they would all be put to rest when the first look releases today! The cast of this movie is very huge with Makkal Selvan Vijay Sethupathi, Malavika Mohanan, Shanthnu, Andrea Jeremiah, Sriman, Prem, Srinath, Ramya Subramaniam, Ramesh Thilak, Lintu Rony and a number of others.
Rockstar Anirudh is scoring the music for Thalapathy 64 while Sathyan Sooryan is handling the cinematography and Philomin Raj taking care of the editing. Thalapathy 64 is aiming for a release in the summer of 2020. There are also a lot of speculations over which director Vijay would associate with for his next project. Thalapathy fans, gear up to catch the first look of Thalapathy 64 in a few hours...
OFFICIAL: Thalapathy 64 first look release date | Vijay | Vijay Sethupathi | Lokesh Kanagaraj
By Vivek Raj | Galatta | 06:07 PM
Actor Vijay’s upcoming film, Thalapathy 64, under director Lokesh Kanagaraj is well into its third schedule at Shimoga in Karnataka and is set to be a long one after beginning earlier this month and is expected to be completed by mid-January 2020. Being produced by Vijay's close relative, Xavier Britto under the XB Film Creators banner and featuring music by Anirudh Ravichander, the makers have now officially announced that the much-anticipated Thalapathy 64 first look will be unveiled on December 31 at 5PM in light of the New Year 2020 celebrations. Check out the announcement poster below:
Gearing up for a thunderous summer 2020 release across the world, Thalapathy 64 has fans everywhere excited for its main cast apart from Vijay which also includes ‘Makkal Selvan’ Vijay Sethupathi, Malavika Mohanan playing the female lead followed by Kaithi villain Arjun Das, Shanthanu Bhagyaraj, 96 fame Gouri Kishan among others in major starring roles.
Fans have massive expectations for Thalapathy 64 as the film has Vijay teaming up with director Lokesh Kanagaraj for the first ever time considering the young filmmaker has made heads turn across the Tamil film industry after his back-to-back successes with his Maanagaram and Kaithi.
Kaithi 'Jumbalakka' police station full scene | Karthi | Lokesh Kanagaraj
By Vivek Raj | Galatta | 05:32 PM
The action thriller, Kaithi, released this Diwali, has turned out to become the biggest box office success for actor Karthi. The second directorial of Lokesh Kanagaraj had gone on to receive a stunning response from fans and critics alike while production banners Dream Warrior Pictures and Vivekananda Pictures have come out on top with huge collections. Although the film did not include any songs, composer Sam C. S. left everyone mighty impressed with his thunderous soundtrack, which as well was released officially a few days back due to popular demand from fans.
With Kaithi out on the over-the-top (OTT) media service channel, Hotstar, AP International has now released the scene where the college students blast the popular ‘Jumbalakka’ song from Arvind Swamy’s En Swaasa Kaatre on the stereo in order to not let the inmates led by Harish Uthaman in the police station send their message to the group of smugglers outside headed by the film's lead antagonist, Arjun Das. The scene was met with a tremendous response in theatres with many giving a huge applause as the song came at a point when the plot was already too intense.
Karthi has played the role of a convict named Dilli in Kaithi, which also went on to become quite successful in Telugu under the title, Khaidi. Naren, Vijay TV Dheena, Ramana, Hareesh Peradi, Malavika Avinash, Chetan appear in supporting roles while Sathya N Sooryan has done the cinematography and Philomin Raj is the editor.
Watch the Kaithi movie police station scene below:
GALATTA BREAKING: Details on Vijay's next with Lokesh Kanagaraj after Thalapathy 64
By Vivek Raj | Galatta | 06:43 PM
A film that has had fans everywhere excited right from the get go, actor Vijay’s upcoming, Thalapathy 64, under Kaithi director Lokesh Kanagaraj kicked off its second schedule last week in New Delhi with a major leg of filming taking place at the Shri Ram College of Commerce. Expectations have been sky-high for Thalapathy 64 ever since production flagged off last month after a formal pooja considering Vijay is teaming up with a director whom he has never worked with ever before. Lokesh Kanagaraj, who has gone on to prove his mettle as a filmmaker in his 2017 directorial debut, Maanagaram, and the recently-released, Kaithi, is the talk of the town and new reports have been doing the rounds of late stating he and Vijay will be joining hands once again in the future after their ongoing, Thalapathy 64. That said, sources close to us have brushed aside reports of Vijay and Lokesh Kanagaraj teaming up after Thalapathy 64 and revealed that no discussions have been held for another project where the two will collaborate together.
Thalapathy 64 has had a huge hype ever since the film’s additional cast was revealed to include names like ‘Makkal Selvan’ Vijay Sethupathi, actress Malavika Mohanan, Angamaly Diaries fame Antony Varghese and Shanthanu Bhagyaraj. Being produced by Vijay’s relative, Xavier Britto under the XB Film Creators banner, the film is believed to be an intense action thriller and includes Anirudh Ravichander scoring the music. Furthermore, there are more new names in the cast among whom are Vijay’s close friends, Sanjeev and Srinath, 96 fame Gouri G. Kishan, Sriman in vital supporting roles and fans await a cracker of an entertainer when it comes in theatres as a summer release next year.
Kaithi highlight scene | Karthi | Narain | Lokesh Kanagaraj
By Vivek Raj | Galatta | 12:13 PM
Actor Karthi’s latest film, Kaithi, released as a Diwali treat is getting a double thumbs up from both fans and critics alike and is en route to becoming a massive commercial success as well. Directed by Maanagaram fame Lokesh Kanagaraj, the action thriller has been released simultaneously in Telugu as well under the title, Khaidi, since Karthi enjoys a huge fan following in the Telugu-speaking states. Karthi plays a convict named Dilli with the plot revolving around him seated right in between a war between the police and underworld gangsters. With both versions of the film now out in theatres, reputed Telugu film distribution house, Sri Sathya Sai Arts, have now released an important scene from Khaidi, which is primarily featured on Karthi, Narain and Dheena planning an escape route through the jungles.
Both Kaithi and Khaidi have been performing exceptionally well ever since its release and has taken many by surprise, especially considering the film had come out alongside ‘Thalapathy’ Vijay’s Bigil. This was most notable earlier this week when Kaithi went on to collect in the USA on the fifth day of its release an estimated $23059 from 51 screens in comparison to Bigil, which made $22350 from 103 screens. A joint venture of Dream Warrior Pictures and Vivekananda Pictures, Kaithi also includes Anjathe fame Naren, Vijay TV Dheena, Mariam George among others in crucial others along with composer Sam C. S. for the music, cinematographer Sathya N Sooryan and editor Philomin Raj.
Check out the Khaidi highlight scene below:
Video: New promo from Karthi & Lokesh Kanagaraj's Kaithi released!
By MKV | Galatta | 07:49 PM
Kollywood is having a wonderful Deepavali with two big releases hitting the screens and both running successfully, for the Festival of Lights. Thalapathy Vijay's Bigil and Karthi's Kaithi hit the screens on October 25th and both movies are getting massive collections at the Box Office. Though Kaithi had lesser screens and shows, it is picking up pace and the word of mouth for the movie as well as reviews are unanimously positive. This has resulted in an increase in the number of screens for Kaithi and more people are thronging to the theatres to watch the movie.
Today, a new promo video of Kaithi was released by its makers Dream Warrior Pictures, through their Twitter handle. This video, which has been titled 'All about Kaithi', reveals a lot of interesting details about the film. The video gives out details about Karthi's character Dilli and his emotional journey to see his daughter for the first time ever, after serving 10 years in prison. Narain's cop character is also detailed. The video states that of the total runtime of around 2 hours 27 minutes, the climax itself is 2-hours and that it starts after the initial 30 minutes of the movie.
The detailed runtimes of the first and second half are also given. One of the stats from the video is that the movie was shot in 62 days, with almost all of them being shot at night. The story of Kaithi happens in one night and it has been wonderfully detailed in the movie. One more stat also reveals that Karthi did not use any dupes for filming the action sequences. This is indeed an amazing fact, for the movie is high on action and has quite a few risky stunt sequences.
Check out the video tweet here:
— DreamWarriorPictures (@DreamWarriorpic) October 28, 2019
Massive statement on Kaithi from Lokesh Kanagaraj! Deets inside...
By MKV | Galatta | 04:11 PM
The whole country is gearing up to celebrate Deepavali - the festival of lights, this weekend. However, Tamil cinema fans are all set to begin their festivities a day early, with two highly expected movies - Kaithi & Bigil, slated for release tomorrow (Friday) itself. Bigil, directed by Atlee, stars Thalapathy Vijay in dual roles with Nayanthara playing the female lead and also has an ensemble star cast. Director Lokesh Kanagaraj, who broke into the big league with his maiden directorial - Maanagaram itself, is taking on Bigil at the Box Office, with his second directorial - Kaithi! Promotions are on in full swing for Kaithi and there was a press meet scheduled for this morning.
At the press meet, Lokesh Kanagaraj spoke about the movie and also mentioned a happy news for all his fans. He stated that he had already gotten a line for Kaithi's sequel. Reports from the press meet state that he has already narrated the one-line for Kaithi's sequel to Karthi and added that Karthi is also interested in making it. However, it is being said that the sequel would be made after three or four years, as the characters need to be aged. With there being high expectations for Kaithi, it sure would be interesting to see how the movie turns out.
Meanwhile, Lokesh Kanagaraj has already begun work on his next project, which features Vijay in the lead and has been titled Thalapathy 64, for the time being. In just a couple of hours, both Kaithi and Bigil would be hitting the screens and we would have the movie's reviews here on Galatta.com at the earliest. Head back here for the first reviews of both these movies...
Check out Lokesh Kanagaraj's speech here:
Major update on Thalapathy 64 director Lokesh Kanagaraj's Kaithi
By Vivek Raj | Galatta | 03:29 PM
Director Lokesh Kanagaraj made a stellar directorial debut in 2017 with his action thriller, Maanagaram, which went on to be lauded for its intense screenplay and performances. Two years later, we now see him as the director of the in-development mammoth Vijay and Vijay Sethupathi film, tentatively titled, Thalapathy 64, which has been announced for a summer 2020 release. That said, Lokesh Kanagaraj is all set to first present his upcoming film, Kaithi, starring Karthi, this Diwali under the joint collaboration of Dream Warrior Pictures and Vivekananda Pictures banners with producer S. R. Prabhu now revealing the action drama has been given a ‘U/A’ certificate by the Censor Board.
We had earlier revealed that Kaithi will be hitting screens on October 27 (Sunday) and it will no doubt be an interesting time in theatres for fans considering the film will be squaring off against ‘Thalapathy’ Vijay’s much-awaited action sports entertainer, Bigil. Kaithi has had massive expectations ever since its teaser dropped followed by an intense trailer a few days back. The film has music composed by Sam CS, cinematography by Sathyan Sooryan, Philomin Raj taking care of the editing with stunt choreography by the Anbariv duo and does not feature a female lead or any songs.
EXCLUSIVE: Kaithi release date revealed | Karthi | Lokesh Kanagaraj
By Vivek Raj | Galatta | 05:25 PM
A film that is getting bigger in hype with each passing day, Karthi’s much-awaited action thriller, Kaithi, has been a subject of discussion among fans after it was announced for a Diwali release later this month. Post the release of an intense teaser a few months back and an action-packed intriguing trailer earlier this week, the excitement for Kaithi has shot up considerably with fans awaiting to witness a cracker of an entertainer. Although the film had been announced to come out in theatres for Diwali, fans have been waiting for a word on the release date. Meanwhile, sources close to us have now revealed that Kaithi under director Lokesh Kanagaraj will be coming out in theatres in less than three weeks on October 27 (Sunday). This move is most likely to avoid a direct confrontation with yet another biggie, ‘Thalapathy’ Vijay’s, Bigil, also coming out as a festival release, which as of now will most likely will be coming out much earlier.
A joint collaboration of Dream Warrior Pictures and Vivekananda Pictures banners, Kaithi has generated massive curiosity especially among actor Vijay’s fans after it was revealed that director Lokesh Kanagaraj is directing the superstar in the in-development, Thalapathy 64, announced for a summer 2020 release. Lokesh Kanagaraj too will be looking to hit the bullseye yet again with Kaithi after his debut film, Maanagaram, went on to become a critical and commercial success. Karthi will seen playing the role of a convict named Dilli alongside Anjathe fame Naren, Vijay TV Dheena, Mariam George among others in crucial others along with a strong technical team which has names like composer Sam C. S. for music, cinematographer Sathya N Sooryan and editor Philomin Raj.
Soora Mass statement about Thalapathy 64 director Lokesh Kanagaraj
By Vivek Raj | Galatta | 12:19 PM
A film that has raised massive curiosity among fans, Vijay’s Thalapathy 64, went on floors last week under director Lokesh Kanagaraj of Maanagaram fame. An exciting venture right from the beginning, the film includes an ensemble cast featuring names like ‘Makkal Selvan’ Vijay Sethupathi, Shanthanu Bhagyaraj, Malavika Mohanan and Malayalam sensation, Antony Varghese, in major supporting roles with music by Anirudh Ravichander under the XB Film Creators banner. With Thalapathy 64 being planned for a summer 2020 release, Lokesh Kanagaraj is at present busy with the finishing touches on his Kaithi announced to hit screens later this month as a Diwali release. Likewise, Aadai fame Ratha Kumar, who is serving as an additional screenwriter on the upcoming Vijay film, has now taken to his Twitter page to praise Lokesh Kanagaraj saying the people know him for the past few months as the director of Thalapathy 64, but do not realize that he has been keeping himself preoccupied with the work on Kaithi while also lauding him for the film's intense and intriguing trailer that was released yesterday. Check out Rathna Kumar’s tweet below:
A joint collaboration of Dream Warrior Pictures and Vivekananda Pictures banners, Karthi's Kaithi has tremendous hype surrounding it after it revealed the film will not include any lead heroine and or songs. Apart from Karthi, the film also includes Anjathe fame Naren, Vijay TV Dheena, Mariam George among others in crucial others along with a strong technical team among whom are composer Sam C. S. for the music, cinematographer Sathya N Sooryan and editor Philomin Raj.