Valimai, the action thriller that features Ajith Kumar aka Thala Ajith in the lead role, is one of the most anticipated upcoming projects of Tamil cinema. The shooting of the Ajith starrer is currently put on hold due to all India lockdown. Reportedly, the makers have zeroed in a release date for Valimai.
If the latest reports are to be believed, the H Vinoth directorial has been slated to hit the theaters on May 1, 2021, the 50th birthday of lead actor Ajith. Valimai, which was earlier slated to be released by the second week of January 2021 as a Pongal special release, has been delayed once again due to the coronavirus threat and lockdown.
The makers were said to be considering releasing Valimai in the first quarter of 2021 itself. But the team changed the decision later to avoid the box office clash with Annaatthe, the upcoming Rajinikanth starrer. Annaatthe, which marks Rajinikanth's first collaboration with hitmaker Siva, has been slated to hit the theaters worldwide on April 29, 2021.
In that case, Thala Ajith will not have any releases for another year, to the much disappointment of his fans. However, the makers of Valimai are yet to make an official confirmation on the same. The next schedule of the action thriller might go on floors only in September 2020, after the world completely overcomes the coronavirus threat.
Ajith Kumar is appearing in the role of a police officer once again, in Valimai which marks the actor's second collaboration with director H Vinoth and producer Boney Kapoor after the success of Nerkonda Paarvai. Bollywood actresses Yami Gautham and Huma Qureshi appear as the female leads in the project. Yuvan Shankar Raja composes the songs and background score. Nirav Shah is the director of photography.