Updated May 29th, 2024 at 09:07 IST

Thalapathy Vijay's GOAT Shoot Causes Panic Among Locals In Pondicherry - Here's Why

This incident took place on Old Port Road, where scenes involving explosions and SUV crashes were being filmed, causing significant panic among locals.

Thalapathy Vijay in GOAT | Image:X
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The streets of Pondicherry recently became the scene of unexpected commotion during the filming of the highly anticipated Tamil movie, The Greatest of All Time, starring Thalapathy Vijay. The production team, who had obtained permission to use explosives for action sequences, inadvertently alarmed many residents with the loud noises and vibrations, as per multiple media reports. This incident took place on Old Port Road, where scenes involving explosions and SUV crashes were being filmed, causing significant panic among locals who were unaware of the ongoing shoot.

Thalapathy Vijay's GOAT shoot ensues panic

As per media reports, despite the scare, the crew assured that all necessary permissions and safety measures were in place and no incidents were reported. This isn't the first time filmmakers have faced issues while shooting in public spaces. Previously, Dhanush’s Captain Miller crew was criticised for causing pollution in the Kalakkad Mundanthurai Tiger Reserve, and the filming of Indian 2 was halted after a fatal accident that killed three crew members. More recently, Dhanush’s Kubera encountered problems for lacking proper shooting permissions in Tirupati.

GOAT poster | Image: IMDb

 

More about Vijay's The Greatest of All Time

Nevertheless, anticipation for The Greatest of All Time, featuring Vijay in a much-awaited role, remains high. Directed by Venkat Prabhu, the film also stars Prashanth, Prabhudheva, Sneha, Laila, Meenakshi Chaudhry, and Mohan, with music composed by Yuvan Shankar Raja. This film might be one of Vijay’s final projects before he transitions to full-time politics.

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A still from GOAT song | Image: YouTube

 

The ensemble cast includes Prashanth, Prabhudheva, Ajmal Ameer, Meenakshi Chaudhry, and Jayaram in significant roles. Notably, Thalapathy Vijay will portray a double role in the film. The production is nearing completion, with the team heading to the US to film the climax scenes. Vijay has reportedly finished 50 percent of the dubbing for the film.

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In a recent update, music composer Yuvan Shankar Raja revealed that Vijay has sung two songs for the first time in his career for this film. The first song, Whistle Podu, was released a month ago and has lyrics by Madhan Karky. While Vijay has previously lent his voice to film songs, this marks the first instance of him singing two songs in a single movie.
 

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Published May 29th, 2024 at 09:07 IST