Bigil first and second look release: Highlights

Bigil first and second look release: Highlights

Here's what celebrities and fans said about Atlee directorial Bigil, starring Vijay and Nayanthara.

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Bigil first and second look release: The Atlee-Vijay film is slated to release on Diwali this year.

The title, first look and second look of Vijay-Atlee’s upcoming film was unveiled on Friday. Titled Bigil, the movie also stars Nayanthara in the lead role. The music of has been composed by AR Rahman, while Sony Music holds its music rights.

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Produced by Archana Kalpathi under her family’s banner AGS Entertainment, the film marks the third collaboration between Atlee and Vijay who have previously given hits like Theri and Mersal. The film also stars Vivekh, Kathir, Yogi Babu, Indhuja, Jackie Shroff and Reba Monica George.

Amritha Aiyer, who was seen in films like Padaiveeran and Kaali, had last month announced that she is joining the cast of this Atlee directorial. Amritha has worked with Atlee and Vijay in Theri.


Touted to be a sports drama, Atlee has retained the same technical team that worked with him in Mersal which includes editor Antony Ruben, stunt director Anla Arasu and art director Muthuraj. Lyricist Vivek has been roped in as well.

The film is set for a Diwali release this year.

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Happy birthday to our very own Thalapathy: Archana Kalpathi

Sivakarthikeyan on Bigil posters

Sivakarthikeyan posted on Twitter, "Happy birthday #ThalapathyVijay sir 😊Best wishes to @Atlee_dir #Nayanthara @agscinemas and full #BIGIL team for a huge success 👍😊"

Expect the unexpected, says Atlee

Sharing the second look of Bigil on Twitter, the film's director Atlee wrote, "#Bigil2ndLook expect the unexpected @actorvijay @AGS_cinemas @dop_gkvishnu @arrahman @muthurajthangvl @Lyricist_Vivek @Actor_Vivek @shobimaster @AntonyLRuben @gopiprasannaa"

Bigil second look is out!

'Mass & Class'

Pandiraj tweeted, "#BIGIL Masssss 🔥 & classss 😍 Happy birthday @actorvijay sir 🎉💐 May God bless you With Good Health and Long Life 🙏"

Kathir teases Bigil second look

'Just pure mass'

Venkat Prabhu wrote on Twitter, "Just pure mass!! Awesome @Atlee_dir !!! #thalabathy for a reason!! @actorvijay #bigil happy advance birthday wishes na!!!"

'Vera level'

Soundarya Rajinikanth wishes her best to Vijay and team

Soundarya Rajinikanth tweeted her appreciation and wishes to Vijay and Bigil's cast and crew. She wrote, "Looking super Anna 😊👍🏻 all the very best to the entire team !!!"

'Semma masss'

"Semma masss #Bigil @Atlee_dir @dop_gkvishnu," Gopichand Malineni said via Twitter.

'Mass Verithanam'

Arya took to Twitter and wrote, "Awesome Firstlook. Mass Verithanam. Happy birthday @actorvijay Anna. Congrats and best wishes to #bigil Team. hattrick on the way for this combo @Atlee_dir"

'Can’t wait to Bigil'

Sibi Sathyaraj tweeted, "Thalaivaaaaaaa! Can’t wait to #BIGIL! #Thalapathy63FLDay #HBDEminentVIJAY"

'Marana Mass!!!'

Ram Pothineni wrote on Twitter, "Marana Mass!!! Good luck guys @Atlee_dir & @priyaatlee #Bigil #love"

'Expecting semma mass'

Aju Varghese shared on Twitter, "Vijay sir and @Atlee_dir !!! Expecting Semma mass ❤️❤️ #Bigil #Thalapathy63"

'Blockbuster written all over'

Shanthanu Bhagyaraj wrote on Twitter, "Verrrithanam. BLOCKBUSTER written all over !! #Bigil adicha SEVVULU KIZHIYUM. annaaaaaa @actorvijay Indha 2nd look eh edhirpaakave illayeee..MASS overloaded @Atlee_dir brotherrrrr. pattaya kelapunga. @archanakalpathi @arrahman #BigilFirstLook #HBDVijayANNA"

'Damn, the changeover'

Simran tweeted, "Damn, the changeover. This is magnificent! Happy Birthday @actorvijay in advance... Best wishes #Bigil team!"

'Box office is waiting for you guys'

"A Simple Power packed Stylish Verithanamaana Breathtaking First look. #Bigil - Sounds with High Intensity. Advance congrats to @actorvijay, @arrahman, @archanakalpathi & @Atlee_dir team. Box Office is waiting for u guys, come on rock it," politican J Anbazhagan said via Twitter.

'Bigil (the whistle) is a catchy title from Atlee'

Journalist Sreedhar Pillai posted on Twitter, "#Bigil or the whistle is a catchy title from @Atlee_dir. The poster design is pure mass, obviously #ThalapathyVijay is playing father (probably a tough fisherman) & son (a footballer who grew up in the sandy beaches of Royapuram helping him get balance & stability in his game)."

'Vera level first look'

Athulya Ravi shared on Twitter, "The wait is over. Vera level first look. double thalapathy treat. waiting for second look . @actorvijay @Atlee_dir @arrahman @agscinemas #maranamass #Thalapathy63 #bigil #ThalapathyBDayCelebrations #FirstLook"

Vijay shares first look of Bigil

Bigil producer Archana Kalpathi shares first look

Vijay-Atlee film titled Bigil

'So excited all over again'

Mersal producer Hema Rukmani had earlier tweeted, "One hour to go for the first look #Vijay63....! So excited all over again ! #Thalapathy63FLDay #HBDEminentVijay #ThalapathyFans"

'Excitement building up'

Shanthanu Bhagyaraj wrote on Twitter, "போடு வெடிய. Excitement building up #ThalapathyVIJAYBdayMonth #Thalapathy63 #thalapathy63firstlook #ThalapathyBirthdayCelebration"

Publicity designer teases poster

Publicity designer Gopi Prasannaa tweeted, "Yes... Charge ur phones... Full brightness please... 6pm #Thalapathy63FLToday #Thalapathy63"

'Excitement at its peak'

Kathir posted on Twitter, "Time passes too slow!!! Excitement at its peaks!!! But Still 60 mins for our celebration #Thalapthy63Firstlook #Thalapathy63"

Talking about being a part of Bigil, actor Vivekh said, "After Kuruvi (2008), I am collaborating with Vijay once again. He hasn’t changed at all. I love working with Atlee also. He is an asuran, and his style of working reminds me of his mentor Shankar—be it thought process or execution. I am having loads of fun on the sets."

Bigil was hit by plagiarism allegations recently, when director Atlee was accused of copying its story from a short film made by another filmmaker. Director Shiva, who is yet to make his feature film debut, recently moved the South Indian Film Writers’ Association accusing Atlee of stealing his work.

According to reports, Shiva claimed that he had approached several big Kollywood production companies to turn his short film into a feature film. He believes that one of the companies must have leaked the story to Atlee.

The writers’ body, however, expressed its inability to investigate Shiva’s complaint citing procedural reasons. According to reports, the association can only take up complaints from members who have had membership in the union for at least six months. Given that Shiva’s doesn’t meet the prerequisite eligibility, the union has turned down his plea. However, Shiva has now moved the High Court on the same matter.