The music album of much-awaited film Bigil was unveiled on Thursday.
Billed as a sports drama, Bigil is expected to show Vijay in a different avatar. The first look posters that were released earlier suggested that the actor may be playing a double role of a father and son. The movie also stars Jackie Shroff, Kathir, Vivek, Varsha Bolamma, Indhuja, Kathir, Yogi Babu and Soundara Raja among others.
Bigil is expected to hit the screens this Diwali.
Read all the updates from Bigil audio launch. Read live updates in Tamil.
Vijay warns trolls
"Online trolls shouldn't cross the limits of fun. It hurts when it crosses that limit. One should have the decency to respect opponents too. I respect those who handle social media hatred well. Those who are doing this should focus their energies, hashtags and trends on social issues," says Vijay.
Vijay - The football player
Vijay revealed he trained in football and used to enjoy playing soccer with the female players during Bigil shoot.
Vijay pulls Yogi Babu's leg
"Yogi Babu recently missed his new house warming ceremony. He shouldn't miss his marriage atleast," says Vijay.
Vijay appreciates Vivek
Vijay appreciates Vivek's tree sapling planting initiative.
Vijay sings Verithanam
Vijay kicks off the proceedings by crooning Bigil song Verithanam.
'Bigil will be a celebration of football'
"Bigil will be a celebration of football like a Barcelona match or Spain match," says Atlee.
'We are nothing without women'
"We are nothing without women. They are much more powerful than us. Women are the root cause for all my films and stories," says Bigil director Atlee.
He adds, "#Bigil will be my best-written film."
'Vijay is my lucky charm'
"Vijay anna is my lucky charm. He asks me to work with other stars too but I can't think beyond him for my films. Vijay will always be my favourite hero. I share a special connection and emotion with him, like how each director has one special hero. I don't feel like going away from my annan. I am nothing, all my heights are due to him only," says Bigil director Atlee.
'Bigil will be a game changer for sports films'
"Vijay has shot 170 days for Bigil. Shooting football matches in 40 degree heat was very difficult. Vijay sir used to pack up at 2am and still come to the spot at 7 am in the morningg to save our production costs. He is an inspiration. I saw all his hard work first hand. Like Baahubali was a game changer for historical films, Bigil will be a game changer for sports films," says Archana Kalpathi.
'Bigil is all about fun, drama and motivation'
AR Rahman says that he and Vijay only exchanged smiles during their recording sessions. He adds that Bigil is all about fun, drama and motivation.
Rahman performs Singappenney
Oscar winning music composer AR Rahman performs Bigil song Singappenney.
Bigil song Maadharey unveiled
"#BigilAudioLaunch - #Maadharey song performed.. A soulful theme song sung by female singers and the chorus.. Shd be part of an emotional, powerful sequence in the film.. Strong lyrics, very nice melody.. Let's see #Bigil @arrahman," Kaushik LM said via Twitter.
Poovaiyar dedicates performance to Vijay
Super Singer fame Poovaiyar performs at Bigil audio launch.
Robo Shankar's daughter on stage
Actor Robo Shankar's daughter Indraja Shankar is on the stage. She is one of the actors in the film. She got the opportunity through her TikTok videos.
Indhuja on Vijay's football sequences: I admire his focus
"@Actress_Indhuja - I'm always a #Vijay sir fan girl. Avara paathale suthi podanum pola iruku enakku... #Vijay sir picked up expert football tricks, like a true football professional, in just 2 to 5 mins. I really admire his focus," tweeted Kaushik LM.
Choreographer Shobi Paulraj on Verithanam song
"@shobimaster - The visual expectations on #Verithanam are huge. We've done our best. Even if I do a sumaar job, #ThalapathyVijay will take it to vera level with his moves," Kaushik LM tweeted.
Vivek: Vijay has never let success reach his head
"@Actor_Vivek - #ThalapathyVijay has never let the vetri bodhai reach his head, despite having crores of fans and all the success in the world.. Ppl have to stop ridiculing and have no other go but accept his reach and level," tweeted trade analyst Kaushik LM.
Kathir: I love Vijay unconditionally
"@am_kathir - "#ThalapathyVijay has verithanamana positivity. I love him unconditionally.. He is a symbol of the love that all his fans shower on him" trade analyst Kaushik LM shared.
Manobala: Ready to act with Vijay even in one shot
"@manobalam - 'I'm ready to act with #ThalapathyVijay in even one shot, not just one scene.' He says that the star's songs are the best medicine for depression and his films have all the elements... He plays a college professor in #Bigil..." trade analyst Kaushik LM wrote.
'Bigil first film to shoot football sequence in stadium set'
"#Bigil is the first ever film in the world with football sequences shot in a created stadium set - said art director Muthuraj Thangavel," tweeted Kaushik LM.
'Vijay has rocked role of father and college student'
Trade analyst Kaushik LM tweeted, "Ramana also says that writing lines for #ThalapathyVijay is a big challenge and responsibility due to his huge reach with Tamils all over the world. He also adds that @Atlee_dir is very sportive when it comes to reviews and enjoys funny MEMEs abt him." In another tweet, Kaushik mentioned that the writer said, "#ThalapathyVijay has rocked in the father role and also as a college student..."
Vijay turns dialogues into punch dialogues: Writer Ramana Girivasan
"I just write dialogues.. #ThalapathyVijay turns them into punch dialogues with his attitude and delivery", says writer Ramana Girivasan," shared trade analyst Kaushik LM on Twitter.
Vijay's hard work inspired me: Editor Antony Ruben
Trade analyst Kaushik LM tweeted, "'I learnt the rules & nuances of football while editing Bigil. For his age, achievements and high stature, #ThalapathyVijay needn't work so hard. His max. efforts inspired me and challenged me to work even harder' , says @AntonyLRuben"
Cinematographer GK Vishnu: Bigil will bring about a change in society
"He says that the film will bring about a change in society and #ThalapathyVijay's powerful voice will create ripples.. "indha padathula avaroda aattame vera," trade analyst Kaushik LM tweeted.
Anandraj: Vijay has become a friend
"Actor #Anandaraj says that he has become #ThalapathyVijay's nanban after working with him in #Bigil. Before they were like Annan - Thambi. He says he wishes to work with #Ilayathalapathy Sanjay as well in future," trade analyst Kaushik LM tweeted.
AGS Entertainment CFO is on the stage
AGS Entertainment CFO Rangarajan addresses the audience at Bigil audio launch.
Tribute to Vijay
A dance team pays special tribute to Vijay.
Shiva turns host
Bigil audio launch is being hosted by actor Shiva.
Vijay is here!
Vijay arrives fashionably late at Bigil audio launch.