Buzz Alert: Mammootty in Talks for Key Role in Rajinikanth’s Thalaivar 171 by Lokesh Kanagaraj
In the aftermath of the monumental success of Vijay’s ‘Leo,’ a record-breaking hit in Tamil Cinema, director Lokesh Kanagaraj is gearing up for his next cinematic venture. The acclaimed filmmaker has already set the wheels in motion for his upcoming project, confirming that it will feature none other than the iconic Superstar Rajinikanth in the lead role, tentatively titled ‘Thalaivar 171.’
This highly anticipated film will be produced by Sun Pictures, with musical maestro Anirudh Ravichander scoring the soundtrack. As the pre-production phase progresses, speculation about the star-studded cast has ignited a buzz across social media platforms.
Initially, rumors circulated that Mollywood sensation Prithviraj Sukumaran might be cast as the antagonist. Subsequently, reports emerged suggesting that Tamil star Raghava Lawrence was in talks to portray the antagonist opposite Superstar Rajinikanth. The latest development adds another layer of excitement to the project as it is revealed that the acclaimed Mollywood Megastar, Mammootty, has been approached by Lokesh Kanagaraj to play a pivotal character in the movie.
While official confirmation is still pending, fans are already thrilled at the prospect of this potential collaboration. Interestingly, Mammootty and Rajinikanth had previously shared the screen in the 1991 Mani Ratnam directorial, ‘Thalapathi.’
Lokesh Kanagaraj, known for his unique cinematic vision, has hinted that ‘Thalaivar 171’ will be a groundbreaking experimental film, distinct from the cinematic universe he has previously crafted with movies like ‘Kaithi,’ ‘Vikram,’ and the aforementioned ‘Leo.’ Stay tuned for more updates as this exciting project continues to unfold in the world of Indian cinema.