Kangana Ranaut is back to Tamil cinema with the biopic of J Jayalalithaa, former chief minister of Tamil Nadu. The biopic titled Thalaivi is helmed by AL Vijay and jointly produced by Vishnu Vardhan Induri and Shaailesh R Singh. Thalaivi will release in Tamil, Telugu and Hindi.
In a surprise announcement, the makers of Thalaivi released the film’s first look poster and teaser of Kangana Ranaut-starrer. Sharing the first-look poster, producer Vishnu Induri wrote, “#ThalaiviFirstlook The legend we know, but the story that is yet to be told! Presenting #KanganaRanaut, in & as #Thalaivi. A film by #Vijay, arriving in cinemas on 26th June 2020 (sic)”
Along with the poster, the teaser of Thalaivi has been unveiled as well. In the one-minute-long teaser, Kangana is seen recreating a popular song of Jayalalithaa’s. Soon, the ambience changes and Kangana waves to a huge crowd as politician Jayalalithaa.
Composer GV Prakash shared the teaser of the film and wrote, “#thalaivi … let’s listen to some retro soon (sic)”
Director Vijay, in an earlier interview to a daily, said, “This is a pan-Indian film, and Kangana is apt for the role. She is one of the biggest stars in India today and I think it is right that a top star plays the role of an important politician. We consider this a pan-Indian film, not a regional one. There was a lot of discussions before the decision was made to cast Kangana; we met several people as well.”
Thalaivi has Kangana Ranaut playing the role of Jayalalithaa and Arvind Swami reprising the role of later actor-politician MG Ramachandran aka MGR. The rest of the cast and crew of Thalaivi will be announced soon.