A cinema heroine turned political leader, Jayalalithaa, the former Chief Minister of Tamil Nadu has an interesting story to tell. Director A L Vijay recognized CM Jayalalithaa’s story, and knew it had to be narrated through cinema. When it comes down to versatile actresses in Bollywood who could literally be anyone or any character, Kangana Ranaut ideally comes to one’s mind. And there! Kangana Ranaut will be playing CM Jayalalithaa in her biopic in the upcoming release ‘Thalaivi’.
Kangana was unrecognizable in the teaser, wasn’t she?
Dressed in green like the former AIADMK chief Jayalalithaa, and fingers stretched out into a V-victory or the party’s two-leaf symbol, Kangana Ranaut looked unrecognizable. The makeup artists and prosthetic artists of the film have done an impressive job in creating the rounder, fuller look of Kangana Ranaut so as to represent Jayalalithaa as closely as possible.
In the teaser, Kangana re-enacts the early years of Jayalalithaa’s life as a beautiful, bubbly 60s actress, wearing beige blouse, red and white checked pants and hair tied in braided ponytails. The teaser also shows her breakout into a political hero that ideally made her the AIADMK leader, ans the CM of Tamil Nadu. Haven’t seen the teaser yet? Watch it here now:
Wait, we hear there’s a Tamil film, a hindi film, and a web series?
Kangana Ranaut is the lead actress in the Tamil version of the film named ‘Thalaivi’ and the Hindi version named ‘Jaya’. This would be Kangana’s second Tamil film. Although, Gautam Menon will be directing a web series casting Ramya Krishnan in the lead to enact CM Jayalalithaa.
J Jayalalithaa’s family VS filmmakers of the biopic is an ongoing Madras High Court hearing!
The director A L Vijay is fighting a long battle at the Madras High Court. J Jayalalithaa’s niece J Deepa opposed the making of the film due to privacy concerns. Deepa demanded that the entire script be submitted for her approval and that her permission be required for the filming of both, the theatre releases and the web series.
We’ve been teased pretty well by T-series, and we cannot wait for this insightful film to be released. The release date is set on the 26th of June, 2020 and we presume it’ll be an incredible hit!