Sri Thenandal Films banner 's prestigious 100th film will be directed by Atlee, Ilayathalapathy Vijay will be playing the lead role in the film and this is his 61st film. Hence the film's temporary name is 'Thalapathy 61'.
'Thalapathy 61' will have the music score of Double Oscar winner A.R.Rahman. K.V.Vijayendra Prasad who has penned the story for many blockbusters such as 'Magadheera', 'Baahubali' and 'Bajrangi Bhaijan' has written the screenplay for this film for Atlee's story and dialogues.
Kajal Aggarwal and Samantha will be the female leads. Jyothika who has paired up with Vijay in the blockbuster 'Kushi' and super hit 'Thirumalai' will be acting in a pivotal role in this film. Kushi director SJ Suryah will also be acting in the film and it is rumored that he is the lead antagonist of the film.
Sathyaraj, Vaigaipuyal Vadivelu, Kovai Sarala and Sathyan will be seen in other important roles. Comedy king Vadivelu will be seen sharing screen space with after a gap of six years. The last time the duo made us laugh out loud was in 'Kavalan' that released in 2011
Debutant GK Vishnu will be the cinematographer while Ruben will handle the cuts. Muthuraj will be the Art director, Anal Arasu will design the stunt choreography.
The shooting commenced on February 1, 2017 in ECR. The first schedule will go on till the end of this month. The second schedule will also happen in Chennai from first or second week of March 2017. Subsequent schedules will be held in parts of North India, USA and European countries.
The film will be produced by S.Ramasamy of Sri Thenandal Films banner.