One of the highly anticipated movies of this year, Vijay's 'Thalapathy 63' directed by Atlee will see Bollywood star Jackie Shroff play a crucial role in the film. This will be Jackie's third outing in Tamil, his previous films being 'Aaranya Kandam' with director Thiagaraja Kumararaja and 'Maayavan'. He'd also done a cameo in 'Mupparimanam'. Jackie played an ageing don with erectile dysfunction in 'Aaranya Kandam', a neo noir cult film. It was an interesting choice for the established actor given that the film was his debut in the language.
Produced by AGS Entertainment, the Atlee film's distribution rights have been bagged by Sun TV. The film was officially launched last November in Chennai, and earlier this week a few portions were filmed in North Chennai drawing in a lot of Vijay fans. Tipped to be a sports-based drama, it is rumoured the film will feature Vijay in the role of a football coach. It was also reported that the film’s introduction number would feature 100 children dancing alongside Vijay.
The film also stars Nayanthara, Reba Monica John, Kathir, Daniel Balaji, Vivek, Yogi Babu, Anand Raj, and others in prominent roles.