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Theri is an upcoming Indian Tamil action film written and directed by Atlee and produced by Kalaipuli S. Thanu.
The film features Vijay,Samantha and Amy Jackson in the lead roles, while Prabhu and Raadhika Sarathkumar amongst others form an ensemble cast.
Featuring music composed by G. V. Prakash Kumar and cinematography handled by George C. Williams, Theri will have a theatrical release in 2016.
In September 2014, Kalaipuli S. Thanu signed on to finance a project directed by Atlee, which would feature Vijay in the lead role.
Actresses Samantha and Amy Jackson were reported to have signed the film in January 2015, after a few Hindi actresses turned down the opportunity to work on a Tamil film.
Several titles for the film including Moondru Mugam, Vetri, Thuppaki 2, Khakee and Thaarumaaru were considered, before the makers finalised Theri in late November 2015.
The film began production in Chennai during early July 2015 and an introductory song for Vijay was shot in the city, followed by scenes featuring the actor and Samantha on the East Coast Road.
In November 2015, it was revealed that the film was "seventy percent complete" and portions involving Samantha had finished being shot.
Hollywood action choreographer Kaloyan Vodenicharov worked with the team in early December 2015 to help shoot the climax portions for the film.
Poor climatic conditions in China meant that the team had to abandon their idea of filming sequences there and instead opted to shoot in Bangkok.
The music album of Theri was launched on March 20 in Chennai.