Ilayathalapathy Vijay’s upcoming film, Bigil, is titled Whistle in Telugu. The movie will release on the 25th of this month as Diwali Special. They are releasing the film in Telugu and Tamil on the same day. Mahesh S Koneru, an upcoming producer, bagged the Telugu rights of the movie, and the Producer arranged a Press Meet tomorrow in Hyderabad. On this occasion, the Producer had announced that 20 Girls and 20 boys from Mars Football Foundation, which supports football development in rural areas would be presented with a complete football kit. The Producer is also likely to extend the financial support for the foundation.
The film has competition only from Karthi’s Khaidi in Telugu and Tamil. But then, Khaidi has no hype in Telugu. The movie is releasing in a whopping 700 screens across both the Telugu States, and with no considerable competition, the film is expected to take a good opening in the domestic markets. Being directed by Atlee, the sports drama has Vijay playing a dual role. Nayantara is romancing Vijay in the movie. Nayanthara reunited with Vijay 10 years after Villu. AR Rahman has scored music for the film, which is being bankrolled by AGS Entertainments. Atlee and Vijay previously worked together twice for Theri and Mersal. So this is the hattrick film in their combination. Vijay’s recent film, Adirindi, also directed by Atlee, managed good openings in both the Telugu States. It has to be seen if Vijay bags his first blockbuster in Telugu and if he will further increase his Telugu market with this film.