After Darbar, Rajinikanth is set for his next with 'Thalaivar 168'; will it be a Diwali treat?
Tamil superstar Rajinikanth's Darbar will be open to the public during Pongal next year. And the fans are waiting to know if their idol will make Thalaivar 168 a Diwali gift. After working with Thala Ajith, director Siva will be calling the shots in Rajini's next.
Chennai: While Tamil cinema's Thalapathy Vijay is all set for a Diwali release this year with Bigil, mass hero Thalaivar Rajinikanth is set for the release of Darbar during Pongal in 2020. With the announcement of Thalaivar 168, which will be directed by Siva and produced by Sun Pictures, the question that Rajini fans have is: Will this upcoming flick be a Diwali release next year?
After the blockbuster hits Enthiran and Petta, the mega hit combo of Superstar @rajinikanth and @sunpictures come together for the third time for Thalaivar 168, Superstar’s next movie, directed by @directorsiva#Thalaivar168BySunPictures pic.twitter.com/AL5Z6ryjbG— Sun Pictures (@sunpictures) October 11, 2019
Rewind to 1995. Rajinikanth entertained his fans with the film Baasha, directed by Suresh Krissna, during Pongal, which went on to be a blockbuster. And he delivered another master blaster with Muthu, directed by KS Ravikumar, the same year during Diwali.
2020 is gonna be a dream for #SuperstarRajinikanth fans— Kaushik LM (@LMKMovieManiac) October 11, 2019
Pongal - #Darbar
Diwali - #Thalaivar168 (possible)
Could be a repeat of epic 1995 when Baasha (Pongal) & Muthu (Diwali) blasted the BO in the same year 👌🔥
Still very early days. Let's see 😎#Thalaivar168BySunPictures
Thalaivar 168 assumes significance as Sun Pictures and Rajinikanth are coming together after superhits such as Enthiran and Petta. Besides, director Siva has worked with Thala Ajith in films such as Viswasam and Vivegam. And both the films had set the cash registers ringing.
Sun Pictures posted on Twitter to say, "After the blockbuster hits Enthiran and Petta, the mega hit combo of Superstar @rajinikanth and @sunpictures come together for the third time for Thalaivar 168, Superstar’s next movie, directed by @directorsiva #Thalaivar168BySunPictures."
Coming back to Darbar, the film directed by AR Murugadoss, will see Rajinikanth playing a police officer after two decades. Rajini's role as a cop named Alex Pandian in the 1982 film Moondru Mugam is the most memorable.
Nayanthara is the female lead in Darbar as well as Bigil.