Jayalalithaa biopic: Watch the teaser of Thalaivi here!
As reported earlier, Bollywood actress Kangana Ranaut is starring in the biopic of late Tamil Nadu Chief Minister J Jayalalithaa. The film titled as ‘Thalaivi’ is directed by AL Vijay. Its first looks poster and teaser just been released online. In the teaser, Kangana is seen in two different looks – one resembling Jayalalithaa in her younger days as an actor and the other in her overweight look as a politician.
‘Baahubali’ writer KV Vijayendra Prasad and Rajat Arora have jointly scripted ‘Thalaivi’. The story, which spans several decades, will shed light on Jayalalithaa’s early life as an actor in Tamil film industry and later becoming one of the most powerful political leaders in the country.
Along with Kangana, Arvind Swami is also playing in a major role as MGR in the film. It must be noted that MGR and Jayalalithaa were very close to each other right from their acting days. They had starred in several hit films between 1965 and 1973. Moreover, it was MGR who introduced Jayalalithaa to the world of politics. MGR became her mentor as she forayed into politics through his party.
‘Thalaivi’ has Vishal Vittal cranking the camera and music composed by GV Prakash. Vishnu Induri and Shaailesh R Singh are jointly producing the film.
‘Thalaivi’ is being made in Tamil as well as Hindi. There is also a dubbed version in Telugu. It is scheduled to hit screens worldwide on June 26, 2020.