Helmed by Kaithi fame director Lokesh Kanagaraj under Xavier Britto’s XB Film Creators banner, the action flick has Vijay reportedly playing a professor. The commercial film will see the actor in a new avatar, as compared to his other films.
#Master It’s a WRAP😊129 days of shoot w/out break! This journey has been very close to my heart💛Thankyou @actorvijay anna for believing in me & my team ! Pulling off such a Himalayan task wasn’t easy w/out my direction team. Proud of you boys💪🏻 pic.twitter.com/3Qxpv8Weyq
— Lokesh Kanagaraj (@Dir_Lokesh) March 2, 2020
Sharing screen space with Vijay sir is a dream come true!😭@Dir_Lokesh and his guy gang are absolute rockstars and @sathyaDP I’m so grateful for the special bond we share. :’) Lastly, to my wonderful co actors – this has been such a pleasure! #ComingSoon pic.twitter.com/ox3K9mCdlW
— Gouri G Kishan (@Gourayy) March 3, 2020
The team has shot in Delhi, Shimoga, Neyveli, and in several places in Chennai including AVM and Gokulam Studios over 129 days. Though the shoot wrapped up only on Monday evening, lead actors Vijay and Vijay Sethupathi finished their portions on Saturday.
The news came through a picture where Sethupathi was seen pecking Vijay’s cheek. The image went viral on social media.
Been an wonderful few months and it comes to a closure – Master shoot wrapped up !! Heart full of thanks to Thalapathy @actorvijay na, Makkal selvan @VijaySethuOffl brother and @Dir_Lokesh 😊 waiting for the #Master celebrations pic.twitter.com/SNNUUDcCW6
— Jagadish (@Jagadishbliss) February 29, 2020
While Lalit Kumar’s Seven Screen Studios is line producing the film, several distributors worldwide have acquired the theatrical rights of Master. Sun Pictures has bagged the satellite rights of the untitled film for a “whopping” price. Amazon Prime has reportedly bought the digital rights of the film for the OTT platform.
Master hosts several talents like Andrea Jeremiah, Nasser, Rajesh, Kaithi fame Dheena, Mahanadi Shankar, Sathish K, Lallu, 96 fame Gouri G Kishan, VJ Ramya, Arjun Das, Praveen Kumar, Nagendra Prasad, Shanthnu Bhagyaraj, Lintu Rony, Mathew Varghese, Sunil Reddy, Srinath, Prem Kumar, Ramesh Thilak, Sai Dheena, Soundarya Nandakumar, Chetan, Azhagam Perumal, Brigida Saga, Sanjeev, and Sriman.
On the technical front, Sathyan Sooryan is handling cinematography, Anirudh is composing music and Philomin Raj is on the edit. Aadai fame director Rathna Kumar has been brought on board to pen the additional screenplay and Stunt Silva for the action sequences. Dinesh Kumar has choreographed the opening song of the film while Sathish has choreographed the other songs.
Three posters from the film have released already. Two featuring actor Vijay alone and one of him with Vijay Sethupathi. All the posters went down well with fans and the film fraternity.
A while back, rumours were rife that Master is a remake of the 2011 Korean film Silenced helmed by Hwang Dong-hyuk. Director Lokesh has refuted this and has clarified that the story is based on an original idea conceived and written by him.
Actor Vijay was recently under the IT scanner for his last release Bigil. The actor along with Sundar Arumugam (the distributor of Bigil), AGS (the producer of the film), and Anbu Chezhiyan (financier) were investigated, IT sleuths claimed, for the possession of unaccounted cash received through the film. Although it hampered a day’s shoot in Neyveli, the actor was given a clean chit, and returned to sets after completing all the formalities.
There was also a fake communal message spread against both Vijays for which Vijay Sethupathi simply replied with a “போயி வேற வேலை இருந்தா பாருங்கடா…” (go and do some other useful work).
Thank you Neyveli pic.twitter.com/cXQC8iPukl
— Vijay (@actorvijay) February 10, 2020
Recently, the makers released the first single ‘Kutty Story’ inspired by the actor’s speeches at all of his film’s audio launches. The animated lyrical video went viral on social media and has garnered 26+ million views. It was entirely ideated by Lokesh Kanagaraj’s assistant Logi with Arunraja Kamaraj on the lyrics. Vijay has rendered the song in the composition of Anirudh.
Master will reportedly hit screens on 9th April 2020.
Watch the lyrical video of Kutty Story here: