Bigil movie is a 2019 Indian Tamil-language sports action film written and director Atlee and producer Kalpathi S. Ahoram under the banner of AGS Entertainment. The film stars Vijay in the dual role of Michael. It revolves around Michael, who decides to coach a women’s soccer team when their coach is attack. He faces challenges when his team did not cooperate with him due to his violent past and also finds himself remain hunted down by rivals out for revenge.
The film was officially announce on November 14, 2018, under its working title Thalapathy 63 (referring to Vijay’s 63rd film as an actor). It also marked Vijay and Atlee’s third collaboration after Theri and Mersal. Principal photography for this film began on January 21, 2019, took place primarily in Chennai, with a tighter schedule in Delhi, and wrapped on August 14. The film’s title, Bigil, was announced on June 22, 2019, along with the first poster. The film has music combined by AR Rahman, with photography by GK Vishnu and editing by Ruben.
And complete on a budget of ₹180 crores, Bigil was released in Indian theatres on October 25, 2019, to coincide with the occasion of the Diwali festival. The film received mixed reviews upon release, with Vijay’s acting and direction being praised. Still, the criticism aimed to convey the social message, the informal script, the weak and formulaic first half, and the excessive length.Bigil became the highest-grossing Tamil film of 2019, earning Rs 285-300 crore upon release. It developed one of the highest-grossing Tamil films and Vijay’s highest-grossing film of his career. The movie ended its 100-day run in theatres on February 1, 2020. It also won two awards each at Zee Cine Awards Tamil, Ananda Vikatan Cinema Awards, three Edison Awards and a SIIMA Award.
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Screenplay: Atlee S. Ramana Girivasan
Story: Atlee Producer: Kalpathi S. Aghoram Kalpathi S. and Ganesh Kalpathi S. Suresh
Stars: Vijay Nayanthara Jackie Shroff Kathir Vivek and, Yogi Babu Daniel Balaji
Cinematography: G. K. Vishnu
Music Songs: A. R. Rahman
Score: A. R. Rahman Qutub-E-Kripa
Production company: AGS Entertainment
Distributors: Screen Scene Media Entertainment
Release date: October 25 2019
Running time: 179 minutes
Budget: 180 crore
Box office: est. 285–300 crore
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Michael Rayappan is a Chennai crime boss who works for the welfare of the slum dwellers. He is romantically involves with Angel Aasirvatham, a physical therapist who comically refuse to marry a boyfriend at the last minute due to his love. Whenever Angel refuse an arrange marriage, his father is beaten up by the church reverend. He has an ongoing feud with a rival Don name Daniel. One night, Daniel spells Michael and his close friend Kathir, the Tamil Nadu women’s soccer team coach. Kathir suffered spinal injuries in the attack, leaving her paralyzed for a year. To allow the women’s football team to participate in the upcoming national championship in Delhi, Kathir asks the Tamil Nadu Football Federation to replace him with his former teammate named “Bigil”, who is none other than Michael. The story then switches to Michael’s past as a soccer player.
Seven years earlier, Michael was an aspiring footballer and donated to the victories of the Tamil Nadu football team along with Kathir. And his father was Rayappan, a Don who fought with a rival Don named Alex, Daniel’s father. Rayappan encouraged his son’s passion for soccer because he didn’t want him to become a criminal like him. When Michael was powerless to make it to the Indian football team due to Rayappan’s criminal record, Rayappan personally broached the matter with Indian Football Federation President JK Sharma, strongly assuring Sharma to include Michael and Kathir on the probable list of the Indian team.
But despite Rayappan’s best efforts, Michael’s football career was cut short when he witness Alex and Daniel stab his father Rayappan just as he was about to leave for Delhi to atten the team’s tryout. Indian soccer. Michael killed Alex in front of Daniel in revenge for his father Rayappan’s death and remained in Chennai to become the new leader of his father Rayappan’s gang.
In the present day, Michael challenges Daniel and attempts to kill him for the last attack, but luckily, the police arrest Daniel and send him to jail. Later, Michael accepts Kathir’s request to coach the women’s soccer team and leaves for Delhi with the team, with Angel also accompanying them as the team’s physiotherapist.
However, the girls refuse to cooperate with him due to his criminal record, even blaming him for the team’s first loss to Manipur in the national championship and asking the Federation to kick him out. One of the players, Vembu, has a grudge against Michael. Dejected, Michael submits his resignation to Sharma but soon discovers that Sharma is attacking him in revenge for the humiliation he suffered at the hands of Rayappan to allow him to join the Indian soccer team.