Bairavaa is an upcoming Indian Tamil-language action film written and directed by Bharathan and produced by Vijaya Productions. The film stars are Vijay and Keerthy Suresh in the lead roles, while Sathish and Jagapathi Babu amongst others play supporting roles. The music is scored by Santhosh Narayanan, the cinematography is handled by M. Sukumar and the film is edited by Praveen KL. After entering production in early 2016, the film progresses under the tentative title of Vijay 60, before being named as Bairavaa during September 2016. It has been reported that actor Vijay is playing double roles in the film, both as the antagonist and protagonist.
In September 2015, Vijaya Productions signed on to finance a project directed by Bharathan, which would feature Vijay and Keerthi Suresh in the lead role. This is the first time Vijay and Keerthy Suresh act together. Aparna Vinod who debuted in the Malayalam film Kohinoor also play a pivoted role in the film. Bharathan continued to script the film through late 2015, while it was announced that Vijay would join the team to start filming after the completion of his other venture, Theri (film)(2016). The technical crew of the film includes Santhosh Narayanan as the music director, Praveen K. L. as the editor, and as the art director M. Prabhaharan, Anal Arasu as the fight master and lyrics are taken care of by Vairamuthu.
Sources say that almost 10 directors have approached Vijay for his 60th film Giving his time and thoughts to the directors and their stories, Vijay will very soon make a decision and it was also quoted that Vijay wants his every third film to bring him out of the comfort zone and experiment with diverse roles and genres. But adding to that list, the following are the story-tellers were lined up including S. J. Suryaah, Samuthirakani, Hari, Bharathan, Karthik Subbaraj, Mohan Raja, Prabhu Deva and M. Sasikumar. It was earlier reported that S. J. Suryah had given his one-liner and Vijay has given his nod and also said that Suryaah has signed A. R. Rahman to compose the music and the film to be produced by Chandraprakash Jain.
More to the speculation Bharathan has narrated his script and Hari might direct the story funded by Vijaya Productions who were also the producers of Ajith Kumar's Veeram, finally Bharathan was confirmed by the producers to direct the film.
An official launch event was held at evp ponnamalle in Chennai, with several members of the cast and crew in attendance. Alongside the lead actor, it was revealed that Sathish, Y. G. Mahendra, Sreeman, Aparna Vinod, Harish Uthaman would be a part of the film. Papri Ghosh has been signed as the third female lead after Keerthi Suresh and Aparna Vinod.
The film began production in chennai in early April 2016 and an introductory song for Vijay was shot in the city. In the first schedule Vijay,Comedian Sathish and heroine Keerthi Suresh was shot for their roles.The shooting for two song sequences have been completed in the first schedule. The first song was the colourful opening song which was choreographed by Dinesh master.
It is also reported that Vijay will be donning dual roles in the film with one of the characters speaking Nellai Tamizh and the other character will appear with a tonsured head. The film will also have one more heroine for Vijay which is kept under wraps. Malayali actress Aparna Vinod is the latest addition to the cast of this movie. The actress has signed on the dotted lines recently to play the second female lead in the flick. Speaking to the Times of India, Aparna Vinod has claimed that she never expected to bag such a big film and she is happy to be working with Vijay in the film.Talking about the role, she said, "She play a village belle, a vital character that will carry the story forward." Meanwhile, the buzz is that the first look of "Bairavaa" along with the title will be out on the eve of Ganesh Chaturthi, September 5, 2016. Producer and actor R. K. Suresh is rumored to be the third baddie in this movie, joining the likes of Jagapati Babu and Daniel Balaji. R. K. Suresh can be remembered to have played a critically acclaimed role in Bala's Tharai Thappattai.
Currently the team is currently shooting at EVP, Poonamallee in a court setup, and the scene reportedly features Vijay, Jagapati Babu and others.
The Temple Set was erected in Binny Mills in a Thiruvizha Setup,and the Scene reportedly Features Vijay,Keerthi Suresh,Harish Uthaman,Sathish,Sija Rose,Thambi Ramaiah and others.The Choreographer of this Song was Dance Master Dinesh.
The overseas distribution right of ‘Bairavaa’ has been snapped up by popular yesteryear hero Arunpandian for ₹23 crore (US$3.4 million) which is higher than vijay's last film ‘Theri’.The Kerala distribution right has been bagged by Rafi Mathira for Ifar International in August 2016.