Bala reportedly commenced the shooting of his Tharai Thappattai in July this year with some scenes shot in Guindy, Chennai. The team has now moved over to Tanjore for the next schedule, say sources.

In this film, Sasikumar will be seen in a new get-up, i.e., sans his trademark beard. Also, he will be sporting a pencil-thin moustache. Heroine Varalaxmi Sarathkumar has shed 10 kilos of weight to fit into the role of the Karagaattam dancer. With Maestro Ilayaraja handing over all the tunes for Tharai Thappattai even before its commencement, the film is progressing at a breakneck speed.