vijay.jpg The shoot of Vijay’s new film Azhagiya Tamizh Magan (ATM) starts today (24 Jan) in Chennai. But our hero is chilling out in New York with some close friends. He will join the shoot on January 31, after he comes back to Chennai.The film is directed by Bharathan, long time Dharani’s right hand man and a good script writer.
Balasubramaniam is the cameraman, FEFSI Vijayan who has come in for praise from Vijay for his work in Pokkiri, is going to be the action director. And the highlight is A.R. Rahman’s five lilting tunes.    

Vijay is being paired for the first time with Shriya while Namitha plays a cameo. ATM is going to be a different kind of movie, something which Vijay has not done before. He plays a character that has a negative streak in him. Says Vijay: “If you ask me who the villain in the film is, well my character himself is “the villain”. ATM otherwise will be a typical Vijay film with all essential entertainment ingredients.” 

“Swargachitra” Appachan, the one time leading Malayalam producer who has made Friends with Vijay more than six years back is the producer of the film. Actually Appachan was to start the film nearly two years back, but somehow it never materialized.

Vijay has given bulk dates to Bharathan to complete the film. Since he comes from the Dharani School of direction, he is sure to take more than 100 days to shoot the film. As of now ATM is scheduled to release on August 15, 2007.