Vijay upgraded from ‘Ilaya Thalapathi’ to ‘Thalapathi’

The first look poster of Vijay’s 61st film ‘Mersal’, which was unveiled on Wednesday evening on the eve of his birthday, had a surprise to his fans.

For, the word ‘Ilaya’ has been dropped from the actor’s sobriquet ‘Ilaya Thalapathi’ and it just carried his title as ‘Thalapathi’. This has been widely welcomed by his fans.

The poster showed Vijay in a typical traditional avatar. Meanwhile, elaborate arrangements have been made across Tamil Nadu to celebrate his birthday today.

Directed by Atlee and produced by Thenandal Studios Limited, the film has  Kajal Aggarwal, Nithya Menon and Samantha Ruth Prabhu in the female lead roles, while S J Surya, Sathyaraj and Vadivelu also play key roles. Music is by A R Rahman.