Thalapathy 64 is directed by Lokesh Kanagaraj and stars Vijay, Malavika Mohanan, Shanthnu, Antony Varghese, Jeremiah and interestingly, Vijay Sethupathya as Vijay's villain. Thalapathy Vijay is set to play a college professor and has popular actors playing students. There were reports in social media that the film has a close resemblance to Kamal Haasan's 1994 film Nammavar and that the director had met Kamal to procure the rights. Nammmavar has Kamal Haasan playing a college professor who is on a mission to reform the spoiled brats of the college. It was reported that Lokesh has written an original screenplay and that there is no resemblance with the 90s superhit.