The call-off of the strike in Tamil cinema has led to a slew of announcements regarding top films. While Karthik Subbaraj’s Mercury has already hit the screens, quite a few other films are also lining up for release over the next few weeks, one of them bring Vishal and Samantha Akkineni starrer Irumbu Thirai. Directed by PS Mithran, Irumbu Thirai will have Vishal playing an intense role while Action King Arjun Sarja will be seen playing the antagonist in the film. The film was earlier slated to be released in March this year but had to be deferred owing to the strike. Irumbu Thirai is being produced by Vishal himself under his home banner Vishal Film Factory. With the film getting a release date, Irumbu Thirai will be the biggest release of this season before Rajinkanth’s Kaala and Kamal Haasan’s Viswaroopam 2.
Director PS Mithran had said that he approached Vishal to play the lead role but the actor-producer wanted to play the antagonist after the script narration session. “Vishal wanted to do the villain role in Irumbu Thirai when I pitched the subject to him to produce it under his banner. He was so impressed with the plot that he not only agreed to bankroll it, but also opted to do the powerful baddie character,” Mithran had said recently.
“Vishal gave me a lot of freedom and without hesitation he was providing me the kind of things I wanted during its making. It is he who suggested that we cast big actors and also rope in big technicians. He was more concerned about the outcome.” The director adds that the film will expose the mysteries and crimes and repercussions caused in social media. “It has a larger relevance in today’s scenario,” the director further added speaking about Vishal who is the also the producer of the film.