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?

 

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.

 

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.