When Mohanlal was roped into Ilayathalapathy Vijay's Jilla, it wasn't a secret that casting a prominent Malayalam actor was to predominantly woo the audiences in Kerala.
And it worked like a charm as the God's own country was one of the major contributors to the box office triumph of the movie. Not to mention, Vijay's huge fan base in the neighbouring state.
So does Theri has something in it to draw Malayalees living all over the world into cinema halls from April 14th onwards? According to the latest buzz, the upcoming film may have more than a reason for a Malayali to catch it on the big screen.
A report from IndiaGlitz has it that Vijay might play a Malayali speaking native in Theri. What more, it is said that the film will have many dialogues uttered in Malayalam.
Now you know why Vijay's character name in Theri is Joseph Kuruvilla, a name which is quite common in the households of many Keralites.
Wait, there is more to make all our Malayali friends happy, who are already grinning while reading this. Theri will have over 200 Malayalam artists in uncredited roles and actor Pradeep Kottayam essaying an important character.
Also, nearly 40 percent of the movie is said to have shot in and around Kerala. So will Theri once again hand Vijay a massive hit in the state of Kerala? Well, director Atlee will be quite confident of that as he seems to have covered all the basis there is to be covered.
Meanwhile, Vijay's former PRO and one of the producers of Puli, PT Selvakumar is reportedly fasting in Chennai as a part of his protest, on behalf of all producers in Tamil Nadu.
His protest is believed to do with the tax exemptions and other monetary issues faced by film-makers in the state.
Stay tuned for further updates.