Thalaiva is an upcoming Tamil thriller film which is being directed by A.L.Vijay. The producer of this movie is Chandra Prakash Jain and Jai Hind. This film features Vijay and Amala Paul in the lead roles and also features Rajiv Pillai, Sathyaraj and Santhanam in supportive roles. This film’s soundtrack and background score will be composed by G.V.P Kumar. This film is scheduled to release on 2nd of August
After watching A.L.Vijay’s period drama film Madrasapattinam, Vijay was so impressed by the film and contacted the film director for a new project. A.L.Vijay later narrated the Thalaiva story to Vijay and he agreed to play the role within fifteen minutes. At first Samantha and Yami Gautam were initially approached for the lead female role. But later Amala Paul was selected. Vijay was reported to be finalized for antagonist role in this film, but later he denied it as rumour. Later Sathyaraj was also selected to be a part of this film.A.L.Vijay’s brother Uday has been selected to feature in a prominent role. G.V.P.Kumar will be the music director while Nirav Shah will crank the camera. R.K.Nagaraj has been enrolled as art director, and the rumors about a Hollywood star portraying a singer were refuted by Vijay.
The pooja of the film was held in Chennai on 16th of november 2012. First schedule began in Mumbai from 23rd of November, 2012. The title song “Thalaiva” was shot in Mumbai with 500 junior artists. The major portion of the film was shot in Australia. First look and title was revealed on January 14th. Additional posters were released on January 26.Shootings were stopped due to release controversies around Kamal Haasan’s Vishwaroopam,and expressing their support for Haasan,the shootings were only to resume after the release of his film in Tamil Nadu.
As of February 8, 50 percent of total shootings were completed, and with stunt scenes conducted by Stunt Silva. Ragini Nandwani plays a North Indian, who is stated that all of her film sequences were shot in Mumbai over 25–30 days. Then later they moved to Chennai and shot a song at Binny Mills.
Last shooting schedule in Australia was completed by April 24. Later they shot scenes at the Bondi Beach in New South Wales and it was revealed that Vijay would portray a leader of a dance group based in Australia. The lead actor Vijay would be seen performing dance styles of different genres including tap dancing.