OFFICIAL: Thalapathy 66 launched - Breaking announcement from producer and director!
It's OFFICIAL - actor Vijay's next, the long-awaited Thalapathy 66 has been announced, with the superstar joining hands with director Vamshi Paidipally under Telugu producers Dil Raju and Shirish’s Sri Venkateswara Creations for the first time. The news of the film's launch has come as a massive surprise for fans, who were taken away by the sudden announcement on Sunday afternoon, with the makers issuing an official press release. In their statement, SVC has stated that they are elated to be collaborating with Vijay for the tentatively titled Thalapathy 66, with the film's title, cast and the rest of the crew to be announced officially soon.
Sri Venkateswara Creations' official statement about Vijay's Thalapathy 66 is as follows:
"SVC - THALAPATHY VIJAY - VAMSHI PAIDIPALLY
With immense pleasure and happiness we at Sri Venkateswara Creations announce our first ever Tamil Film with Thalapathy Vijay. We are extremely excited about this much anticipated project and could not have asked for a better beginning then being associated with Thalapathy Vijay. This will for sure be a proudest project for us. Tentatively titled as #Thalapathy66, this film will be directed by Vamshi Paidipally and produced by Dil Raju and Shirish. Many noted actors and a top notch technical team will be associated with this prestigious project. All the important information regarding the title and the crew will be announced officially very soon. We request you all to join us in this amazing journey and seek your blessings and good wishes,
Thank you with Warm Regards
Check out below the Thalapathy 66 announcement from director Vamshi Paidipally and production banner Sri Venkateswara Creations:
#Thalapathy66... Sharing with you all an exciting update about my next film with The #Thalapathy @actorvijay Sir, Produced by #DilRaju garu & #Shirish garu under my home banner @SVC_official pic.twitter.com/R24UhFGNlW— Vamshi Paidipally (@directorvamshi) September 26, 2021
The news we have been waiting to make official !!!— Sri Venkateswara Creations (@SVC_official) September 26, 2021
A very proud moment for us. Happy to share that we will be producing the prestigious #Thalapathy66 with Thalapathy @ActorVijay sir and @directorvamshi pic.twitter.com/dvR1XxESwb
The talk surrounding Thalapathy 66 had been doing the rounds for a while now, with director Vamshi Paidipally and Vakeel Saab producer Dil Raju's Sri Venkateswara Creations attached to the venture, which is being speculated to be a pan-Indian venture. Vamshi Paidipally is known for his Telugu blockbusters films like Oppiri (Thozha in Tamil with Karthi) and the Mahesh Babu-starrer Maharshi. As for Vijay, he is currently in Delhi to shoot a few key sequences for his upcoming film, Beast, being directed by Nelson Dilipkumar of Kolamaavu Kokila fame under the Sun Pictures banner.
Rolls Royce Car Tax Controversy: Thalapathy Vijay pays entry tax - TN govt. informs Madras HC
The Tamil Nadu government informed the Madras High Court on Thursday that actor Vijay has paid the entire tax amount for his Rolls-Royce Ghost car, which he had imported from England in 2012. Earlier, 'Thalapathy' Vijay, as he is lovingly called by fans everywhere, had filed an appeal in his request to the court for an exemption from the entry tax for his Rolls Royce car despite having made the payments, while also providing up-to-date documents at the time. The Rolls-Royce Ghost car’s tax exemption case had come before single judge S.M. Subramaniam on July 13, who imposed a fine of Rs. 1 lakh on Vijay, while also coming down harshly on the superstar for his request for a tax exemption. The judge stated in his order: "Those fans see such actors as real heroes. In a state like Tamil Nadu, where such actors have become rulers of the state, they are not expected to behave like a ‘reel hero’. Tax evasion is to be construed as an anti-national habit, attitude and mindset and unconstitutional."
Later, Vijay had appealed against the harsh statements made by the single judge and refused to pay the fine amount as ordered, with the actor informing that he had already contributed a sum of rupees twenty-five lakhs to the Tamil Nadu Chief Minister’s COVID-19 relief fund in 2020. At the time, the news of the actor allegedly evading from paying the tax didn't go down well among his fans, who took to social media to share the receipts showing he had paid his full lifetime tax. They have also pointed out in their reference Indian cricket legend Sachin Tendulkar seeking the same for his Ferrari car, which was granted.
Pooja Hegde expresses her happiness about Thalapathy Vijay's Beast - new video goes viral!
By Arvind Sundaram | Galatta | 11:55 AM
The shooting of Thalapathy Vijay's Beast is progressing at a rapid pace and the team is working in full swing to complete the film on time. The third schedule of shoot is currently progressing at Gokulam Studios in Chennai and the makers are shooting several talkie portions featuring Vijay and other actors in this schedule. The film's leading lady Pooja Hegde seems to have wrapped up her portions in this schedule and this development has served as an interesting update for the fans. Pooja Hegde was spotted at the Mumbai Airport recently and she is said to have landed there after wrapping up her schedule in Chennai.
At the Mumbai airport, Pooja was questioned about her experience working with Thalapathy Vijay in Beast and she was quick enough to say that she is very happy about the project, adding that the film is coming out good. This short reply from Pooja has now made the fans excited and the video has already started to do rounds on social media. Beast is directed by Nelson Dilipkumar of Kolamaavu Kokila and Doctor (yet to be released) fame and has music composed by rockstar Anirudh Ravichander. Manoj Paramahamsa and R Nirmal have been assigned to handle the cinematography and editing respectively.
Produced by Sun Pictures on a large scale, Beast will feature director Selvaraghavan in an important role and he is expected to play one of the antagonists in the film. The fans are eagerly looking forward to witnessing the face off between Vijay and Selvaraghavan in this stylish action entertainer. Beast's star cast also features the likes of Yogi Babu, Shine Tom Chacko, VTV Ganesh, Aparna Das, and others. The film is tentatively scheduled to release in theatres for next year's Pongal festival, but the plan might change, depending upon the Covid 19 situation in the country.
Considering the humongous hype surrounding the movie, Beast will most likely have a pan Indian release. For now, check out Pooja Hegde's latest trending reply about Thalapathy Vijay's Beast here:
Its very good to be working with #ThalapathyVijay says our #Beast beauty #poojahegde! Papped at Mumbai, post wrapping shoot for her 3rd schedule in Chennai.@actorvijay @hegdepooja pic.twitter.com/4IunDK8fkS— #BEAST (@BeastMovieoff) August 23, 2021
Pooja Hegde shares new photo as she gets ready for Thalapathy Vijay's Beast shoot - Check out!
'Thalapathy' Vijay's Beast is currently being shot in Chennai, with the film's heroine Pooja Hegde sharing a picture on social media on Friday in which she is seen in preparation for her role while getting ready to shoot her portions. In the photo, we see the Ala Vaikunthapurramuloo star seated on her chair in a bathrobe, with her make-up artists providing the final touch-ups before proceeding for her shoot for Beast. Pooja captioned the photo, "#candid #happyspace", along with emojis of a notepad, camera and film reel sticker, with fans wishing her in the comments sections of her post. Check it out below:
Beast marks Pooja Hegde's comeback to Tamil cinema after she made her debut a decade back in 2012 in director Mysskin's superhero thriller, Mugamoodi, opposite Jiiva. The actress has become a sensation across South India in the last few years after starring in several notable Telugu films, while tasting blockbuster success in Allu Arjun's Ala Vaikunthapurramuloo. Beast is no doubt a big turnaround for Pooja as it will see her sharing screen space and shaking her feet alongside Vijay and their pairing is expected to be yet another major USP as the film nears its release, which is expected to be sometime early next year.
Being directed by Nelson Dilipkumar of Kolamaavu Kokila and the Sivakarthikeyan-starrer Doctor (yet to release), Thalapathy Vijay's Beast is being produced by the prestigious Sun Pictures banner, with music by 'Rockstar' Anirudh Ravichander. The upcoming film is touted to be an intense mass action entertainer, with rumours and speculations already rife on social media stating that the plot is centered around a hostage crisis. Expectations for Beast have been massive right from the moment the film was announced late last year, with the first look posters unveiled on Vijay's birthday receiving a phenomenal response from fans everywhere. Apart from Vijay and Pooja Hegde, the film's star cast also includes ace Tamil director Selvaraghavan playing a pivotal part, with Yogi Babu, VTV Ganesh, Malayalam actors Shine Tom Chacko and Aparna Das and, Liliput Faruqui and Ankur Ajit Vikal cast in supporting roles.
DOUBLE BEAST MODE - New Viral Picture from the Thala - Thalapathy Meet!
By Arvind Sundaram | Galatta | 04:54 PM
Earlier today (August 12), Thalapathy Vijay and former Indian cricketer MS Dhoni met each other in Chennai and this iconic meeting has created a sensational buzz on social media. The pictures from their meeting have gone viral on social media, serving as a delightful treat for the fans. The meeting took place at Gokulam Studios in Chennai where Dhoni and Vijay were shooting for their respective projects. Dhoni was shooting for an ad commercial, while Vijay was shooting for his next film, Beast and during the shoot break, the two stars met and shared a sweet time together. During the meet, Nelson Dilipkumar, who is directing Vijay's Beast, was fortunate enough to click a picture with both the icons.
Sharing the picture on his official Twitter page, Nelson Dilipkumar wrote, "#BEAST & #LION #DOUBLEBEASTMODE". The picture has already gone viral among the fans. It is a known fact that Nelson is an ardent fan of both Dhoni and Vijay and this picture will indeed stay as a beautiful memory, forever. The shooting of Beast is progressing at a brisk pace and the team is shooting some of the important sequences featuring Vijay and other actors in this schedule. Produced by Sun Pictures, the film has music composed by rockstar Anirudh Ravichander, while Manoj Paramahamsa and R Nirmal have been assigned to handle the cinematography and editing respectively.
The film features director Selvaraghavan in a crucial role and he is touted to play one of the antagonists in the film. The combination scenes of Vijay and Selvaraghavan is expected to be the major highlight of Beast. Pooja Hegde plays the female lead, marking her return to Tamil cinema after 9 long years. VTV Ganesh, Yogi Babu, Shine Tom Chacko, Aparna Das, and others play supporting roles. As per the current plan, Beast is scheduled to release in theatres for next years Pongal festival, but an official confirmation is awaited. For now, check out director Nelson's latest picture with Thalapathy Vijay and Thala Dhoni, here:
— Nelson Dilipkumar (@Nelsondilpkumar) August 12, 2021
WOW: Thalapathy Vijay meets Thala Dhoni! Trending pictures from the iconic meet here!
By Arvind Sundaram | Galatta | 02:26 PM
Thalapathy Vijay and former Indian cricketing legend MS Dhoni met each other this morning (August 12) in Chennai and the pictures from the meeting have gone viral on social media. This iconic meeting took place this morning at Gokulam Studios in Chennai where Vijay was shooting for his next film, Beast. MS Dhoni, who landed in Chennai recently, shot for an ad commercial at the same studio on a different set. During the shoot break, both of them met and shared a few minutes of conversation. Vijay's personal manager Jagadish shared the pictures from the meeting on his official social media page and the pictures have made the fans delighted. The pictures have stormed the internet already and have taken people by surprise.
It is a rare sight for the audience to witness the two Masters of their respective fields together and this one will be an occasion to remember for years. Dhoni and the Chennai Super Kings team is expected to leave for Dubai in the next few days for the second phase of IPL 2021.
On the other side, Vijay is currently shooting for Beast, his next outing, under the direction of Nelson Dilipkumar of Kolamaavu Kokila fame. The makers are shooting talkie portions featuring Vijay and other actors in this schedule. Beast, which has got huge expectations among the fans, is touted to be a stylish action entertainer. Director Selvaraghavan will be turning an actor for this film and he is expected to play a negative role in the film. It is going to be super exciting to see Vijay and Selvaraghavan together on the big screen and the fans are in for some solid treat.
Produced by Sun Pictures, the film has music scored by Anirudh Ravichander and cinematography by Manoj Paramahamsa. Pooja Hegde plays the female lead, while Yogi Babu, VTV Ganesh, Aparna Das, Shine Tom Chacko, and others play supporting roles. Beast is tentatively scheduled to release in theatres for next year's Pongal festival, but an official word on the same is awaited. For now, check out the latest trending pictures from the iconic meeting of Thalapathy Vijay and MS Dhoni here:
Yogi Babu starts shooting for Thalapathy Vijay's Beast - Confirmation here!
By Arvind Sundaram | Galatta | 06:19 PM
The shooting of Thalapathy Vijay's Beast is progressing at a fast pace in Chennai and the team is shooting the talkie portions featuring Vijay and other actors in this schedule. The latest exciting update is that Yogi Babu has joined the sets of Beast and will start shooting for his portions from today (August 11). Yesterday, when one of the fans tagged Yogi Babu on Twitter and asked him his shoot plans for Beast, the comedy actor confirmed that he will start shooting for the film from today. Beast is directed by Nelson Dilipkumar and the talented director made good use of Yogi Babu in his debut film, Kolamaavu Kokila and it is going to be interesting to see what the duo has in store for the audience in Beast.
Produced by Sun Pictures, Beast has music composed by Anirudh Ravichander who will be teaming up with Vijay for the third time after Kaththi and Master. Manoj Paramahamsa and R Nirmal have been assigned to take care of the cinematography and editing departments respectively. Beast features the young and happening sensation, Pooja Hegde, as the female lead and the film marks her return to Tamil cinema after 9 long years. Pooja's last film in Tamil was Mugamoodi which was also her debut film. The highlight aspect of Beast is the presence of acclaimed director Selvaraghavan, who will be acting in the film.
Selvaraghavan is expected to play one of the villains in the film and it is going to be exciting to see his face-off against Vijay. Beast also features Shine Tom Chacko, Aparna Das, VTV Ganesh, Liliput Faruqui, and others in supporting roles. As per the current plan, Beast is scheduled to release in theatres for next year's Pongal festival, but the plan might change, depending upon the Covid 19 situation. For now, check out Yogi Babu's latest tweet confirming his shoot plan for Thalapathy Vijay's Beast, here:
Tomorrow— Yogi Babu (@iYogiBabu) August 10, 2021
HUGE ANNOUNCEMENT: Director Selvaraghavan joins the star cast of Thalapathy Vijay's Beast!
By Arvind Sundaram | Galatta | 04:14 PM
Leading filmmaker Selvaraghavan has been roped in to play a very important role in Thalapathy Vijay's Beast, directed by Nelson Dilipkumar. The official announcement on Selvaraghavan's addition to the star cast of Beast was made, this evening (August 7) and the update has created a sensational buzz. Selvaraghavan is an acclaimed filmmaker who has made classic hit films like Kadhal Konden, Pudhupettai, Aayirathil Oruvan, and he will be making his debut as an actor with the upcoming Tamil film, Saani Kaayidham, directed by Arun Matheswaran. Beast will now mark Selvaraghavan's second film as an actor and this is surely an exciting addition.
We will have to see what Nelson Dilipkumar has in store for Selvaraghavan, the actor. The buzz on social media suggests that Selvaraghavan could be playing a grey-shaded character in the film, but official confirmation on the same is awaited. Beast is a film that has got huge expectations among the fans and the hype is now doubled and tripled with the announcement of Selvaraghavan's addition. The casting equation looks quite fresh and interesting to watch out for. Sun Pictures, who is producing the film on a grand scale, made the official announcement through the company's social media pages.
Pooja Hegde plays the female lead, while Shine Tom Chacko, VTV Ganesh, Yogi Babu, and Aparna Das would be seen playing supporting roles. Beast will have music composed by Anirudh Ravichander, marking his third outing with Vijay after Kaththi and Master. Manoj Paramahamsa and R Nirmal will be handling the cinematography and editing respectively. Tentatively, Beast is scheduled to release in theatres for next year's festive occasion of Pongal, but the plan will depend on the Covid 19 situation.
The third schedule of Beast is progressing in Chennai and the team is shooting several talkie portions in this schedule. For now, check out the official announcement on Selvaraghavan joining the star cast of Thalapathy Vijay's Beast, here:
Rolls Royce Car Tax Controversy - Thalapathy Vijay to not pay Rs. 1 lakh fine, Judge closes the case
A case that has seen immense talk on social media among Tamil cinema fans of late has been regarding the controversy surrounding 'Thalapathy' Vijay's Rolls-Royce Ghost car, which the actor had imported from England in 2012. Vijay had filed an appeal requesting the court to exempt him from the entry tax for his luxury car despite having made the payments, including providing up-to-date documents. The car's exemption case that had been ongoing all these years had come up before single judge S.M. Subramaniam on July 13, who imposed a fine of Rs. 1 lakh on Vijay, while also coming down harshly on the superstar for his request for a tax exemption.
In his order, the single judge stated, "Those fans see such actors as real heroes. In a state like Tamil Nadu, where such actors have become rulers of the state, they are not expected to behave like a ‘reel hero’. Tax evasion is to be construed as an anti-national habit, attitude and mindset and unconstitutional." On July 27, a bench panel headed by Justice M Duraiswamy and Justice R Hemalatha at the Madras High Court had issued an interim stay against the order that labeled the actor as "anti-national", while also informing him to pay the remaining 80% of the tax in a week once a fresh notice from the commercial tax department is provided.
Meanwhile, the original case had come up for hearing before Justice S.M. Subramaniam on Wednesday, who questioned Vijay's legal counsel in regard to the Rs. 1 lakh fine that had been ordered to be paid towards the Tamil Nadu COVID-19 relief fund. Vijay's lawyer stated that the actor had already paid Rs. 25 lahs to the state's coronavirus relief fund in 2020 and had no intention to make any further payments for the same. The single judge then made a note of Vijay's advocate's statements in the appeal today and issued orders for the case to be closed in his court. As an interim order had been passed earlier on Tuesday, a final resolution will be given by the division bench with the hearing set for August 31.
Singer Krish's special message to Thozha director Vamshi Paidipally about Thalapathy 66 - Breaking statement!
One star who stirs up the expectations and excitement surrounding anything he does is 'Thalapathy' Vijay as the actor has over the years not only carved a niche for himself as a powerful force to reckon with in the Tamil film industry, but has also established himself as a brand as he has delivered several massive box office blockbusters, with his latest mass action entertainer Master released earlier this year reviving the theatre business around Tamil Nadu after the film-going experience took a slump due to the pandemic. Vijay, who is at present filming his upcoming film Beast with Kolamaavu Kokila director Nelson Dilipkumar under the Sun Pictures banner, was revealed sometime back to be collaborating next for Thalapathy 66 with blockbuster Telugu filmmaker Vamshi Paidipally, known among Tamil cinema fans for his Thozha with Karthi and the Mahesh Babu-starrer Maharshi.
Earlier in late May this year, Vamshi during an interaction with Telugu media stated that he would be teaming up with Vijay for a speculated pan-Indian venture under reputed Telugu producer Dil Raju's production banner once he completes filming Beast, while adding that an official announcement regarding the same would be made at an appropriate time. As the debate among fans continues on Thalapathy 66, noted Tamil singer and actor Krishh on Tuesday sent across his birthday wishes to Vamshi Paidipally, while also conveying the best for his next with Vijay. He tweeted, "Happy Happy Birthday to One of my Favorite Person & Director @directorvamshi Have an Amazing Year a head my Friend.. Waiting & Best wishes for your next with @actorvijay Anna...". Krishh deleted the tweet soon after it went viral on social media, with fans now affirming in hope that Vijay will indeed be joining hands with Vamshi next. Below is a screenshot of Krishh's tweet: