“You may get angry, but I am always angry,” declares Vijay as Bheema in the teaser that was released on the eve of the actor-filmmaker’s birthday
Duniya may have propelled Kannada actor Vijay to stardom and given him the moniker Duniya Vijay, but as a filmmaker, he firmly stamped his presence with 2021’s Salaga. He is now Kannada cinema’s Salaga Vijay Kumar. The actor-filmmaker, who has since only been seen in the Telugu film Veera Simha Reddy, in which he was the antagonist, will be back in Kannada cinema with his sophomore directorial, Bheema. The film, which is yet again a gangster tale, is expected in theatres in March-April, but there’s been no official word on that yet.
Today, on the eve of Vijay’s birthday, the team revealed a teaser with a brief glimpse of the world of Bheema and its protagonist, who is always angry. Kannada cinema’s most popular dialogue writer Maasthi gives Vijay a line in the teaser in which he seemingly addresses opponents saying, “You may get angry, but I am always angry”.
Considering that Vijay made a decent start with Salaga in terms of handling of the subject and technical aspects, the Bheema trailer looks promising. It does not shed much light on the story, though, but hints at it being action packed. In an earlier interaction with the media, Vijay had said that the word psych aptly captures the mood of his film. The film is expected to be raw and rustic and present Bengaluru’s underworld.
Bheema has Vijay collaborating yet again with music director Charanraj. Produced by Krishna Sarthak and Jagadeesh Gowda, Bheema also stars Ashwini, Black Dragon Manju, Achyuth Kumar, Rangayana Raghu, Gili Gili Chandru, Girija, Kalyani Raju, among others.
Meanwhile, Vijay, who is turning 50 on January 20, is set to ring in his big day with fans in his home town. The actor is yet to announce any forthcoming project, and is rumoured to be in talks with Lokesh Kanagaraj’s next with Rajinikanth.