The Indian film industry is abuzz with excitement as superstar Rajinikanth’s 170th film, Vettaiyan, is set to dazzle audiences. This announcement, made on the occasion of Rajinikanth’s 73rd birthday, adds to the celebratory fervor. Directed by the acclaimed TJ Gnanavel of Jai Bhim fame, Vettaiyan is touted as an entertainer with a compelling message.
The film’s title was revealed through a teaser that captured Rajinikanth’s quintessential style and swagger. The video, featuring Rajinikanth delivering a powerful dialogue about hunting his prey, signifies his return to an action-packed avatar, reminiscent yet distinct from his recent success in Jailer.
Vettaiyan promises a casting coup with an ensemble of celebrated actors. Amitabh Bachchan, the Bollywood icon, will appear in an extended cameo, marking a notable reunion with Rajinikanth after years. The cast also includes the versatile Fahadh Faasil, the dynamic Rana Daggubati, and acclaimed actresses Manju Warrier, Ritika Singh, and Dushara Vijayan.
Anirudh Ravichander, known for his electrifying music, is the composer for Vettaiyan. The film’s crew features S.R. Kathir I.S.C as the director of photography, Philomin Raj as the editor, and Sakthee Venkat Raj as the art director. Anbariv, renowned for their choreography, will handle the stunts in this high-octane drama. Vettaiyan is being produced under the banner of Lyca Productions, although the release date remains under wraps.
Rajinikanth’s successful year, marked by Jailer becoming the highest-grossing Tamil film and the fifth-highest grossing Indian movie of 2023, sets high expectations for Vettaiyan. This film is not just another addition to his illustrious career; it’s a testament to his enduring appeal and versatility as an actor.