Thalaivi digital rights bagged for Rs 55 crores!!
‘Thalaivi’, the biopic of late Tamil Nadu Chief Minister J Jayalalithaa, that has Bollywood actress Kangana Ranaut playing the lead was originally planned for release in July. But due to the delay in shoot and the Covid-19 situation, release has been postponed. AL Vijay is directing the film, which is being made as a bilingual in Tamil and Hindi.
Recently in an interview, Kangana confirmed that the film will be first releasing in theatres. It’s digital rights has already been sold for a whopping amount of Rs 55 crore. Netflix and Amazon Prime, the two OTT market leaders in India have acquired the rights Hindi version will be released in Netflix and Tamil version will be out on Amazon Prime.
Kangana Ranaut plays Jayalalithaa’s part in the film. The actress had taken lot of efforts to learn Tamil language and basics in classical dancing. She also put on weight for playing the character. Arvind Swamy will be seen essaying the role of MGR in the film. Madhubala and Samuthirakani are essaying other major roles.
‘Thalaivi’ is scripted jointly by ‘Baahubali’ writer KV Vijayendra Prasad and Rajat Arora. The film has Vishal Vittal cranking the camera and music composed by GV Prakash. It is jointly produced by Vishnu Induri and Shaailesh R Singh.