Irrespective of the disaster called Puli, superstar Vijay is still going strong. The US theatrical rights of his next film Theri have been bagged for a whopping sum of Rs 3 crore by CineGalaxy Inc, a Texas-based distribution company.
“The rights were procured for Rs 3 crore. We’d like to thank producer Thanu for trusting us and giving us the opportunity to release the film. It will be a grand release on April 14,” said Sanjay of CineGalaxy Inc.
Directed by Atlee, the film features Vijay in the role of a police officer, donning three different avatars.
Although an action film at heart, Theri will also focus on the bond between a father and his daughter. Also starring Samantha Ruth Prabhu and Amy Jackson, the film introduces veteran filmmaker Mahendran as the antagonist.
Watch the Theri trailer here:
The buzz around Theri is quite high. The IB Times reported in February 2016 that distributors in Tamil Nadu and Kerala have shown tremendous pre-release interest in the film. Apart from the big stars - Vijay, Samantha Ruth Prabhu and Amy Jackson - the expectations are high from its director Atlee Kumar and its music composer, GV Prakash Kumar. Atlee charmed audience with his Raja Rani (2013) while for GV Prakash Kumar, this will mark his 50th project as a music composer.