The hot news doing the rounds in the Tamil film industry today is regarding director Jayam Raja's new assignment with Ilaya Thalapathy Vijay.
According to the sources, the most wanted and promising director is going to direct Vijay's Golden Jubilee film (50th film) under the latter's own banner!
The decision has taken the industry by surprise as directors like Siddique (Friends) and Dharani (Ghilli, Kuruvi) were considered front runners. But what worked in Raja's favour was his impeccable track record of having dished out 4 consecutive blockbusters at regular intervals.
It remains to be seen whether he will go for an original subject or for a remake, as the director is known as the 'King' of remakes. There is perhaps no one in Kollywood, who can make a remake work better than Raja because he understands how to add local flavour and nativity to the original subject.
The director has given hits such as M Kumaran S/O Mahalakshmi, Unakkum Enakkum and Santosh Subramaniam. Interestingly, for Raja, it will be the first film with an outsider like Vijay, as the director has been working only with his brother Jayam Ravi.
Vijay, we hear, had a desire to work with him as he believes in Raja's style of film making.