The shooting of Vijay 59 might have begun only recently but it looks like the makers of the film have already locked the release date, well in advance.
While the film officially commenced with a traditional Pooja last month, the shooting for the same began seven days ago, but according to a report by IndiaGlitz, the team of Vijay 59 are looking to release the film in early 2016.
January 15th, the auspicious day of Pongal, gets the first priority as far as the release date is concerned. In case the film fails to make it to theatres on January 15th, then the second possible date could be January 26th.
Are the producers of Vijay 59 locking the release dates 6 months in advance to let others know about their intention of releasing the film for Pongal?
Well, it is too early to jump to a conclusion as January 2016 is a long way ahead. Besides, we cannot be certain that the movie will be completed anytime before early 2016, considering Atlee's plans of shooting a chunk of the film in China.
Meanwhile, check out some of the stills that were captured during the Pooja of Vijay 59 which marked the film's official announcement (in the slides below):
Doing It The Traditional Way
The Pooja was held last month which marked the commencement of the film. The event saw many prominent celebrities.
The First Shot
This is the first time Atlee will be directing a star of Vijay's stature. This could well be his career defining film.
Prabhu As Vijay's Father?
Prabhu could be playing Vijay's father in the movie. Sathyaraj too was approached to play the lead negative role.
Radhika As Vijay's Mother
Playing Vijay's mother in the film could be yesteryear actress Radhika. She is seen greeting the film's producer Kalaipuli S Thanu.
Welcoming The Guests
Vijay is seen welcoming his guests in this picture. The actor is known for him down to earth nature.
GV Prakash, the music director of Vijay 59 has said that the songs have been completed and that it has come out well. The audio launch can be expected very soon.