Check out this new teaser of Thalaivi featuring Arvind Swamy as MGR!
On the eve of MGR’s birth anniversary, the makers of ‘Thalaivi’ have released a new teaser which features Arvind Swamy as MGR. Swamy is seen nailing it as the late actor-turned-politician as he gets the body language and the looks spot on. Some new stills have also been released and Swamy bears a striking resemblance to MGR.
‘Thalaivi’ directed by AL Vijay is the biopic of former Tamil Nadu CM J Jayalalithaa. Bollywood actress Kangana Ranaut plays the lead role. ‘Baahubali’ writer KV Vijayendra Prasad and Rajat Arora have jointly scripted the film, which is being made as a bilingual in Tamil and Hindi.
The film will be centered around Jayalalithaa’s rise from a South Indian actor to one of the most powerful political leaders in the country. The story, which spans several decades, will shed light on how MGR became Jayalalithaa’s mentor as she forayed into the world of politics through his party. MGR and Jayalalithaa were very close to each other right from their acting days. They had starred in 28 hit films during the 60s and 70s.
Shoot for ‘Thalaivi’ is progressing at a brisk pace. The film has Vishal Vittal cranking the camera and music composed by GV Prakash. Vishnu Induri and Shaailesh R Singh are jointly producing the film, which is slated to hit screens worldwide on June 26, 2020.