Vijay Thalapathy turns 49 on 22nd June 2023, director Lokesh Kanagaraj shares the striking poster to wish the actor.
Directed and co-wrote by Lokesh Kanagaraj, ‘Leo’ is a highly anticipated upcoming Tamil action thriller. The film features Thalapathy Vijay in the main lead role. It marks Lokesh’s second collaboration with Vijay after the blockbuster Master.
On 30 Jan 2023, makers, Seven Screen Studios officially announced the film. It had been in production for nearly a month. The shooting commenced on 2 Jan 2023 and is expected to conclude in May 2023.
Earlier, it was tentatively titled Thalapathy 67, the official title ‘Leo’ was unveiled by Lokesh on Feb 3, 2023. The film is touted to be an extension of the Loki cinematic universe.
Leo Theatrical Release Date
Star Cast of Leo
Vijay, who was last seen in one of the highest grossers of 2023, Varisu, will be seen in the lead protagonist’s role in Leo. PS-1 fame Trisha will play the lead actress opposite Vijay. And Bollywood actor Sanjay Dutt will play the lead antagonist in the movie.
It also has Arjun, Priya Anand, Mysskin, Gautham Vasudev Menon, Mansoor Ali Khan, Sandy Master, Mathew Thomas, Babu Antony, and Manobala in pivotal roles.
Leo Budget and Pre-Release Business
As per the Telugu trade circle reports, Leo will be made on a budget of 250 crores. And that, it has already earned a staggering 246 crores. The report also states that with the sale of its theatrical rights, Leo will achieve a pre-release recovery of Rs 400 Cr.
It sold digital rights for 150 Cr to Netflix (all languages), Satellite rights for Rs 80 Cr to Sun Tv, and Music rights for Rs 18 Cr to Sony Music.
All About Leo
The movie has been garnering the attention of audiences with its stellar cast, and highly promising announcement teaser. The makers recently released a special video on SM, welcoming Sanjay Dutt to the project.
It is being said that Vijay will be appearing in multiple looks in the movie. The actor is reuniting with Trisha after a long gap of 14 yrs. Leo is being produced by S.S. Lalit Kumar, and Jagadish Palanisamy under the banner Seven Screen Studio. Lokesh has co-written the screenplay with Rathna Kumar and Dheeraj Vaidy.
Thalapathy Vijay’s Leo FAQs
A. Trisha is playing the lead actress opposite Vijay in Leo.
A. Bollywood actor, Sanjay Dutt is playing the villain’s role in Leo, reportedly.
A. Reportedly, Leo is made on a budget of Rs 250 Cr.
A. Netflix bagged the OTT rights of Leo, all languages, for a huge price.
A. Sun Tv is the satellite partner of Leo.
A. Leo will be released in cinemas on 19 Oct 2023, in Tamil, Telugu, Hindi and Kannada languages.