Tamil actor Vijay's upcoming film, 'Thalapthy 63', is officially titled 'Bigil', as makers unveiled the first look poster on the eve of the actor's birthday last year. The poster is set against North Madras backdrop, and features Vijay in dual roles as father and son. It is evident from the poster that the father is a local rowdy and the son is a football coach.
For the role of a coach, Vijay underwent special training to get under the skin of the character. He reportedly plays the coach of a women's football team in the movie. The makers have reportedly spent a whopping £600,000 to erect a football stadium to shoot pivotal portion of the movie, which also stars Jackie Shroff, Kathir, Yogi Babu and Vivek in crucial roles.
Directed by Atlee, the film marks the third collaboration of the director with Vijay after their earlier blockbusters, 'Theri' and 'Mersal'. Nayanthara plays the female lead in the movie. The film has music by AR Rahman, who had recently confirmed in an interview that he hasn't worked on this film's genre in South India.
In an interview, Rahman said, "I have done this genre in Hollywood but this would be the first time in south India. Atlee is a fan of my films like Lagaan and Pele. He’s heard these soundtracks and he is musically very passionate. I enjoy working with such director who gets involved in music composing."