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‘Kaithi’ Fame Arjun Das Joins The Cast Of ‘Thalapathy 64’


Actor Arjun Das who made his debut in the industry with director Lokesh Kanagaraj‘s Kaithi has joined the cast of Thalapathy 64 expected to release in 2020. The actor played ‘Anbu’ in Kaithi. A former RJ at Radio One, he was also part of a thriller short film titled Random Numbers which dropped in 2017. The actor will also feature in Prabhu Solomon’s Kumki 2 and V Vignarajan‘s long-delayed Andhaghaaram.

The actor has reportedly replaced Malayalam actor Antony Varghese due to date issues, although no official announcement has been made about the same.

The makers took to Twitter to announce the news.

The actor took to Instagram on Sunday to express happiness and thanked the makers for the opportunity.


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Thalapathy 64 helmed by Lokesh Kanagaraj stars actors Vijay and Malavika Mohanan in the lead roles. Bankrolled by Xavier Britto under his XB Film Creators banner, Vijay will reportedly play a professor in this commercial film and will be seen in a new avatar compared to his other flicks.

Apart from the lead pair, the film hosts talents like 96 fame Gouri G Kishan, VJ Ramya, actor-singer Andrea Jeremiah, Vijay Sethupathi, Antony Varghese, Shanthnu Bhagyaraj, Lintu Rony, Mathew Varghese, Sunil Reddy, Srinath, Prem Kumar, Soundarya NandakumarChetanAzhagam Perumal, Brigida Saga, Sanjeev, and Sriman.

The crew has completed the second schedule in Delhi and will commence with the next from the first week of December. The team plans on shooting for five days at Chennai and will then leave for Shimoga, Karnataka for the fourth schedule. Vijay Sethupathi will reportedly join the sets in the beginning of December. The team has already completed the introduction song of the star and an important fight sequence in the film.


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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, while Dinesh Kumar is choreographing the dance and Stunt Silva for the action sequences.

Thirty percent of Thalapathy 64 has been completed and the film will hit screens in Summer 2020.

Recently, it was also announced that Sun Pictures have bagged the satellite rights of the untitled film for a whopping price.

Watch actor Arjun Das’ short film Random Numbers here.

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