The film is being produced by Vishnu Vardhan and Shailesh R Singh and penned by writer KV Vijayendra Prasad. Thalaivi, in cinemas on 23rd April, 2021
Queen of Bollywood, Kangana Ranaut shared a post of her upcoming film on the occasion of J Jayalalitha birthday. Actress took her social media handles to share a motion poster of Thalaivi, and she also announced the release date of the much-awaited biopic of the legendary actor-politician.
The film is being produced by Vishnu Vardhan and Shailesh R Singh and penned by writer KV Vijayendra Prasad.
Thalaivi also stars Arvind Swami as MG Ramachandran, Prakash Raj as M Karunanidhi, Jisshu Sengupta as Sobhan Babu and Bhagyashree as Jayalalithaa’s mother Sandhya. The film will also see Poorna and Madhoo in pivotal roles.
Kangana Ranaut tweeted, “To Jaya Amma, on her birth anniversary Witness the story of the legend, #Thalaivi, in cinemas on 23rd April, 2021.”
Kangana took the poster to her Instagram handle and wrote the same,
“To Jaya Amma, on her birth anniversary 🙏
From changing the Face of cinema to the Fate of a state, Jaya amma shaped destinies of millions!
Witness the story of the legend, #Thalaivi, in cinemas on 23rd April, 2021.”
Jaya ji was a legendary women, Actor-Politician who’ve changed the face of Indian cinema when she entered films. She changed the fate of Tamil Nadu when she entered politics. She wrote her own destiny and created history. By changing the future of millions and became ‘Thalaivi.’”
In an interview, film’s director AL Vijay opened up about his approach towards the Kangana Ranaut-starring. He shared,
“Our biopic intends to celebrate madam Jayalalithaa. At the same time, we aim to give a good cinematic experience to the audience. She was a warrior woman, and her story deserves to be told. The film is written by KV Vijayendra Prasad sir, who penned Baahubali and Manikarnika: The Queen of Jhansi. As a team, we are aware that screen adaptations of the lives of the famous tread a fine line—what and what not to show. I am eternally grateful to J Deepak, nephew of madam Jayalalithaa, who has given us the ‘green signal’.”