It turns out that actor Vijay is playing an ‘encounter specialist’ in his upcoming film Thuppaki directed by A.R Murugadoss.
This is the first time that Vijay plays hero in a film directed by AR Murugadoss, easily one of the most successful directors in Tamil and Indian cinema as all his films so far (in Hindi as well as in Tamil) have managed to hit the bull’s eye at the box-office with unfailing regularity!
Vijay’s heroine would be Kajal Agarwal while Tamil and Malayalam actor Jayaram too plays a significant role in the film. Some time back, reports said that the film was ‘dropped’ by Murugadoss who had gone to make a documentary film. Vijay, however, said that “It was a false alarm; the film’s shooting would soon commence after the wage issue is resolved by FEFSI and the Producers’ Council.”
Now that the issue has been amicable settled, Vijay has started shooting for the film, which would be shot mostly in Mumbai. Vijay plays a trigger-happy cop who specializes in eliminating goons and baddies through ‘encoutners’, it is reliably learnt. This is the first time that Vijay plays such a role in his career.
The promos and publicity stills of the film have already aroused interest in the film. The fact that the curvaceous Kajal Agarwal is also part of the film has only made its stakes go up in the distribution circles. In all probability, the film might release in the second-half of this year.