Vijay gave a nod to two back-to-back films with leading names in 2010. The first one was Shankar for Nanban and the second was AR Murugadoss for Thuppakki, which was announced on the actor's 37th birthday.
Having worked with the likes of Ajith Kumar and Surya, AR Murugadoss decided to direct Vijay after the actor's father SA Chandrasekhar approached him. The film was supposed to be produced by SA Chandrasekhar himself but he backed out of producing film and the project fell into the laps of Kalaipuli S Thanu.
Initially, it was rumoured that the film was titled as Maalai Nerathu Mazhaithuli but all those speculations turned false, as the makers of the film zeroed in on the name 'Thuppakki'. However, the title remained in the news for all wrong reasons because the film landed in trouble.
Ravi Devan, a former associate of Kamal Hassan, approached the court and brought an interim injunction restraining makers of Thuppakki from using the title and its logo in June 2012. The director had accused that he had registered the title Kallathuppakki in the year 2009.
As his film was on the verge of completion, if the title Thuppakki was given to them, then definitely the makers of Kallathuppakki would be put to secure loss and hardship. However, last month, both the parties decided to compromise and resolved the issue.
Deepika, Priyanka And Sonam
Like every big star's film, Vijay's Thuppakki too had many names doing rounds over the film's female leads. The first name was Deepika Padukone, who is making her Tamil debut in Kochadaiyaan, followed by Priyanka Chopra and Sonam Kapoor. However, Priyanka and Sonam later said that they would wish to work with Vijay but the film was not offered to them.
Angela, Pranitha And Priya Anand
Kingfisher Calendar model Angela Jonsson, Pranitha of Saguni fame and Priya Anand's name were doing rounds for the second fiddle. However, it was Kajal Aggarwal and model Akshara Gowda, who bagged Thuppakki.
ARM has tried to give a realistic approach to Thuppakki by shooting some scenes in busy streets with hidden cameras. On a occasion, Vijay was asked to switch on the camera and perform a sequence on his own without getting the public attention.
Actors getting injured on sets are common these days. Vijay met with a minor accident and hurt his knee. Later, he went to London to undergo a treatment.
Vijay plays the role of a North Indian army officer and Kajal Aggarwal his girlfriend. Sathyan, Vidyut Jamwal, Manobala and Jayaram have done supporting roles.
There are seven songs in Thuppakki. 'Google google...' crooned by Vijay and Andrea, 'Poi Varavaa...' sung by Pa Vijay are the popular songs in the Harris Jayaraj composed album. The audio was launched on October 11.
However, Thuppakki will release on November 9. The distribution rights for various regions have already been sold to record price.