Why an English title for Vijay’s ‘GOAT’? Director Venkat Prabhu explains…

The English title need not be changed in dubbed versions since 'GOAT' will be released in multiple languages, says Venkat Prabhu.

BySouth First Desk

Published Mar 18, 2024 | 3:22 PMUpdatedMar 18, 2024 | 3:22 PM

Venkat Prabhu explains why he used an English title for GOAT

Thalapathy Vijay’s next film initially referred to as Thalapathy68  has been titled GOAT (Greatest Of All Time).

Director Venkat Prabhu, in a recent media interaction at the Tamil Nadu Film Directors; Association’s elections, revealed the reason behind giving an English title to GOAT.

According to the director, he intentionally used an English title for the film since he aimed to have maximum reach. As the highly anticipated film is set to release in multiple languages, the English title would mean, there would be no need to change it in the dubbed versions.

Venkat Prabhu also drew parallels with the sensational hit KGF franchise, which crossed the language barriers to become a hit in all four Southern languages.

The filmmaker also spoke of the next big update regarding GOAT. He hinted at the update on his X handle on 14 March.

Also Read: Climax portions of ‘GOAT’ to be shot in Thiruvananthapuram 

In GOAT, Vijay will play dual roles as father and son. The father’s character has reportedly been developed using the de-ageing technology.

The makers of GOAT announced the title on New Year’s Eve. They also released the first-look poster.

Interestingly, in the poster, both characters appear to be dressed like paratroopers, with a flight above and a parachute behind them.

The poster also had the tagline: “Light can devour darkness but darkness cannot consume the light.”

Reports also say that the OTT giant Netflix has bagged the digital rights of GOAT.

Produced by AGS Entertainment, the film casts Meenakshi Chaudhary as the female lead.

It also features Mohan, Prashanth, Prabhu Deva, Sneha, Laila, Jayaram, and Yogi Babu in key roles.

It has music by Yuvan Shankar Raja and the cinematography is by Siddhartha Nuni.

The editing is by Venkat Raajen and the stunts are by Dhilip Subbarayan.

Related: Netflix bags digital rights of Vijay’s ‘GOAT’