For the people of Tamil Nadu, J Jayalalithaa was akin to a living, breathing goddess. Called Amma by her followers and party workers alike, Jayalalithaa amassed a cult status during her long rule as Tamil Nadu’s chief minister. It is common knowledge that actor Kangana Ranaut is taking up the mammoth task of bringing the late politician on screen.
Regardless of her controversial statements and problematic views, Ranaut is one of Bollywood’s most bankable celebrities and has won National Awards and is a Padma Shri awardee.
Earlier today, it was announced that Thalaivi would release in theatres on the 23rd of April this year. The film will clash with Bunty Aur Babli 2 which stars Saif Ali Khan, Rani Mukerji, Siddhant Chaturvedi and Sharvari.
The actress also revealed the teaser for the movie on Twitter.
“Filmon mein aayi toh cinema ki tasveer badal di, politics mein aakar Tamil Nadu ki takdeer badal di. Apni kahaani khud likh kar woh naya itihaas rach gayi. Karodon ka naseeb badal kar woh ban gayi Thalaivi (When she entered the film industry, she changed the face of cinema. When she entered politics, she changed the fortunes of Tamil Nadu. She changed the destiny of crores of people and became Thalaivi),” the narrator says in the teaser for the movie.
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“To Jaya Amma, on her birthanniversary. Witness the story of the legend, #Thalaivi, in cinemas on 23rd April, 2021. @thearvindswami #Vijay @vishinduri @ShaaileshRSingh @BrindaPrasad1 @neeta_lulla #BhushanKumar @KarmaMediaent @TSeries @vibri_media #SprintFilms @ThalaiviTheFilm,” Ranaut wrote on Twitter.
[Image Credit: Kangana Ranaut]