Director Perarasu might direct Vijay's next, 'Thalapathy 65'

Perarasu could direct Thalapathy 65 after AR Murugadoss has opted out of the project to be bankrolled by Sun Pictures
Director Perarasu might direct Vijay's next, 'Thalapathy 65'

While everyone was expected to see actor Vijay and filmmaker AR Murugadoss, who have worked together in films such as Thuppakki, Kaththi and most recently Sarkar, to reunite for the fourth time for 'Thalapathy 65', AR Murugadoss has backed out of this project.

Some reports say AR Murugadoss he is out from the project due to creative differences with Vijay, few say due to misunderstanding with the producer of the film Sun Pictures and others say Sun Pictures couldn’t offer the salary demanded by Murugadoss.

Many have wonder on who is going to helm 'Thalapathy 65'. While names like Vetrimaaran, Sudha Kongara, Hari and Mohan Raja have been hitting the headlines, there were also reports that director Magizh Thirumeni filling in but he is already committed to a Udayanidhi Stalin film and Mohan Raja is busy with the pre-production of Thani Oruvan 2.

Now the buzz in the Kollywood circle is that commercial blockbuster director Perarasu could helm 'Thalapathy 65'. Reports suggest that he has narrated the script to Vijay and he is impressed and even Sun Pictures accepted it.

The actor-director duo already worked on 'Thirupatchi' and 'Sivakasi' which turned out to be blockbusters. 'Thalapathy 65' is expected to be a commercial entertainer just like their previous outings. Sun Pictures is keen on limiting the budget due to the pandemic situations and except for the salary of Vijay, they aren’t willing to be lavish with other aspects of production.

However, Vijay is in no hurry to shoot now and the film will go on floors only in February 2021. Hence, he is open to listening scripts and an official announcement will be made if it’s Perarasu who will be confirmed as the director or will there be another change in the coming days.

Meanwhile, Vijay's 'Master' with Lokesh Kanagaraj is expected to hit the screens around Pongal 2021. The makers are eager to pull the audience back in theatres with this gangster drama. Vijay and Vijay Sethupathi starrer 'Master' was delayed due to the pandemic.

Perarasu's last Tamil film 'Thiruthani' was released in 2012 with Bharath and Sunaina in lead role. His last film as a director is for 'Samrajyam II: Son of Alexander', a Malayalam gangster film released in 2015 which is a sequel to 1990 film 'Samrajyam'.


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