Dharma Production has released the first look of Liger, introducing Arjun Reddy Starer Vijay Deverakonda as an MMA boxer in the movie. The movie features both South-Indian and Bollywood actors and actresses. The movie also stars Ananya Panday alongside Vijay. The Movie will be released in multiple languages, apart from Telugu and Hindi, the movie will also release in Tamil, Malayalam, and Kannada.
The teaser features snippets of Liger’s journey from being a ‘chaiwallah’ in Mumbai street to becoming a professional MMA fighter, competing with champions in the US. The video begins with an announcer standing in a ring introducing Vijay as the ‘boy from India, the slumdog of the streets of Mumbai, the chaiwallah, Liger.’
The snippets include Liger’s struggle to make ends meet, his training with Ronit Roy’s character, his fights in the streets and trains of Mumbai, and also glimpses of his journey to the boxing ring. However, Ananya wasn’t spotted in the first teaser.
Sharing the first glimpse announcement on Twitter, Karan Johar wrote: “Presenting the #LigerFirstGlimpse – packed with action & thrill. This is just the beginning, we’ll see you in cinemas on 25th August, 2022! #Liger #VaatLagaDenge
@TheDeverakonda @MikeTyson #PuriJagannadh @ananyapandayy @Charmmeofficial @apoorvamehta18”
Liger is directed by Puri Jagannadh and also backed by actor-turned-producer Charmmekaur. Besides Vijay and Ananya, we can also see Mike Tyson in the glimpse. The team had shot with him in the US earlier this year and shared pictures of the same on social media.
The movie is scheduled to hit the theatres on 25th August this year. However, in early 2020 there were rumors that the movie has received direct-to-OTT streaming offers. The actor dismissed the claims on Twitter.
Vijay shared a post on the platform which claimed, “Vijay Deverakonda and Puri Jagannadh’s Liger received a huge OTT offer of ₹200 crores for its direct digital release and the satellite rights in all languages. Makers are considering the offer.” He rubbished it and wrote, “Too little. I’ll do more in the theatres.”