It’s time for all Bollywood and Kollywood fans to brace themselves as the film Thalaivi is expected to hit the silver screen soon. The film is a biopic based on the life of former chief minister of Tamil Nadu Late J Jayalalithaa fondly called Amma.
Thalaivi will star Kangana Ranaut who will play the role of Amma. Famous Kollywood actor Arvind Swami will be seen in the film playing the character of actor-turned-politician Dr MG Ramachandran, popularly known as MGR, who was also the CM of the state in the years of yore.
The makers of Thalaivi on Thursday, unveiled the look of Swami in the film and fans are reportedly going gaga over the uncanny resemblance of the actor with the late politician. The pictures were released on Thursday on the death anniversary of MGR.
The film is directed by AL Vijay and portrays the life of Jayalalithaa as an actor and a politician. MGR had played a very important role in the her life and career which will be showcased in the upcoming film.
Creative producer of the film Brinda Prasad was quoted as saying: “MGR has been one of the most widely respected and loved figure amongst the people of Tamil Nadu. We as the makers had to be extremely cautious about the presentation of a personality who is so great in stature. We have made a conscious effort to not just ace the look but also emulate the characteristics of the legendary hero and Arvind Swami has been the apt choice for the role.”
Producer Shaailesh R Singh added, “It was overwhelming to witness the warm response to the earlier looks of the film, whether for Kangana’s portrayal as Jayalalithaa or our first look of MGR by Arvind Swami. With every accolade, our responsibility to deliver better and live up to the expectations has been increasing and when we decided to present the look of Arvind Swami as MGR in his later stage as a politician, we have been extremely diligent about the details. We hope the audience continues to shower their love on the film and accept our attempt of tribute to the legends of South Indian cinema as well as politics.”