In Theatres 26-06-2020

Kangana Ranaut is on a biopic spree of late. After blazing the screens with her stunning performance in “Manikarnika”, she is all set to bring alive another much distinguished lady of India in her upcoming film “Thalaivi”. The upcoming biographical movie is based on the life of former actress and Tamil Nadu’s beloved Chief Minister J. Jayalalithaa. Kangana Ranaut will play the titular role in the movie. The other leading actors in the movie are Arvind Swami, Priyamani and Prakash Raj. Bengali actor Jisshu Sengupta, who played the role of Manikarnika’s husband in Ranaut starrer “Manikarnika”, will also make an appearance in the film. Thalaivi will be officially released on June 26, 2020 in Hinidi, Telegu and Tamil languages.

Thalaivi will portray the life of J. Jayalalithaa, right from her initial acting days to her celebrated career as a politician and Tamil Nadu’s most favorite Chief Minister. In her later years, the former politician had put on huge weight and Ranaut had to go through heavy prosthetic makeup to look the part. Arvind Swami will don the role of former Tamil Nadu Chief Minister M. G. Ramachandran while Priyamani will play V.K. Sasikala. Prakash Raj has portrayed the part of M. Karunanidhi. On the other hand, Sengupta will play famous Telegu film actor Shobhan Babu. The movie was announced on February 24, last year, as a celebration of the birthday of Jayalalithaa. The teaser and first look of the movie was released in 2019 November and principal photography started that very day.

“Thalaivi” has been directed by A. L. Vijay and written by K. V. Vijayendra Prasad. The movie is produced by Shailesh R. Singh and Vishnu Vardhan Induri. G.V. Prakash Kumar has composed the music for the film while the cinematography is done by Vishal Vittal. The movie is edited by Anthony. “Thalaivi” is distributed by Yash Raj Films.

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