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Prabhu, Jayasudha and Prakash Raj join Vijay's Thalapathy 66; the film to release on Pongal 2023

Thalapathy 66 has Thaman as the music director, Kharthik Palani as the cinematographer and Praveen KL as the editor

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Last Updated: 03.17 PM, May 08, 2022

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Prabhu, Jayasudha and Prakash Raj join Vijay's Thalapathy 66; the film to release on Pongal 2023

Thalapathy Vijay and Rashmika Mandanna 

We had reported that Vijay was collaborating with director Vamshi Paidipally for the actor's 66th film. The latest buzz is that veteran actors Prabhu, Jayasudha and Prakash Raj have joined the list of cast members.

While Rashmika Mandanna is the leading lady, OTTplay had told you Shaam and Sarathkumar were additionally playing key roles in Thalapathy 66. The makers of Thalapathy 66, Dil Raju's Sri Venkateswara Creations, had welcomed Sarathkumar, officially, onboard, on Twitter today.

Prabhu and Vijay had earlier shared screen space in Theri and Puli. Prabhu and Sarath Kumar had previously teamed up in films like Urudhi Mozhi and Raja Kaiya Vacha. Interestingly, both of them will be a part of Mani Ratnam's upcoming, Ponniyin Selvan.

Thalapathy 66 has Thaman as the music director, Kharthik Palani as the cinematographer and Praveen KL as the editor.

The film's shoot is currently progressing in Hyderabad.

Meanwhile, Prabhu, who was recently seen in Kaathuvaakula Rendu Kaadhal alongside Vijay Sethupathi, Nayanthara and Samantha, has films like Laththi and Naane Varuven in different stages of production.

On the other hand, Prakash Raj and Vijay have shared screen space in Ghilli, Pokkiri, Sivakasi and Villu.

Thalapathy 66 is jointly scripted by Vamshi, Hari, and Ashishor Solomon. Lyricist Vivek is penning the dialogues and additional screenplay.

While the makers were planning to release Thalapathy 66, this Deepavali, they announced it will be released on Pongal 2023.

Sarath Kumar has multiple projects lined up for release. He has Vijay Antony-Vijay Milton's Mazhai Pidikkatha Manithan, Thirumalai Baluchamy's Samaran, and Paramporul co-starring Amitash Pradhan and Kashmira Pardeshi, The Smile Man directed by Syam and Praveen, and a murder mystery starring Gautham Karthik as the lead.

Thalapathy 66 will be Vijay's first Pongal release since 2017's Bairavaa. Vijay has delivered memorable hit films like Friends, Pokkiri and Nanban which were also released during the Pongal festive period. So far, 13 of his 65 films have been Pongal releases, according to a release, published by the Times of India.

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