Ilayathalapathy Vijay is quite upbeat about the box-office prospects of his upcoming film titled ‘Velayudham’. Produced by Ravichandran’s Ascar Films, the film brings together for the first time Vijay and director ‘Jayam’ Raja, who had till now been directing only his home productions starring his younger sibling and actor ‘Jayam’ Ravi. Almost all those films were box-office hits, though.
Raja assured before the start of the shooting of the film that the script would perfectly suit Vijay’s image. The film has Genelia and Hansika Motwani as the two heroines opposite Vijay. The climax sequence is presently being shot in and around the Chennai airport in a grand manner with 5,000 artistes and 1,000 vans participating.
The film’s crew informs us on condition of anonymity that the ‘mighty’ climax sequence would be one of the highlights of the film. Interestingly, the ‘first part’ of the climax was already shot in the port city of Cochin in the neighbouring Kerala and the portions which are being shot near SIPCOT in Chennai are the second part of the gripping climax, it is learnt.
The present schedule is expected to last for a fortnight after which only one song remains to be shot, Unit sources say. As such, contrary to earlier plans, the film may not be releasing on the actor’s birthday which falls on 22nd June. Vijay plays a milk vendor in the film while Genelia plays a journalist.