Thalaivi Trailer: 7 reasons why we should watch Kangana Ranaut, Arvind Swami's next
Kangana Ranaut, Arvind Swami's 'Thalaivi' trailer has been launched, and it tracks hidden and unknown characters of J Jayalalithaa's life.
Kangana Ranaut is all set to give yet another powerful performance with her upcoming film Thalaivi, the trailer of which released on the occasion of her 34th birthday. The trailer shows a sneak peek into the legendary J Jayalalithaa's life and varied stages of the superstar-turned-politician’s life.
The various looks of Kangana as J Jayalalithaa and Arvind Swamy as MGR have created excitement among movie lovers. Fans are waiting eagerly to witness the characters bring alive the history, owing to their looks' striking similarities.
So, here are 7 reasons why should we watch Thalaivi:
1) Story: As we all know, Thalaivi is based on the life of the former late Chief Minister of Tamil Nadu J Jayalalithaa, and how she became a successful politician. The film essays Jayalalithaa's journey from an actress to one of India's powerful women. It centres on "the story we all know, the life story we don't know." In the trailer, we also see the equation with MG Ramachandran (MGR), played by Arvind Swami, who was like a mentor to Jayalalithaa.
2) Kangana Ranaut: Bollywood's one of the most talented actresses Kangana received her fourth National Film Award on Monday (March, 22) for her performances in the 2019-released films Panga and Manikarnika: The Queen Of Jhansi, shared the much-awaited trailer of the film and she wrote: "The Iron lady of India who devoted her whole life towards the betterment of her own people. She started as an actress who the masses loved and went on to become a leader who the masses looked up to."
To portrayal as Jayalalithaa authentic, Kangana Ranaut underwent drastic body transformation - gaining about 20 kgs for her role in the film. In the trailer, we can see her powerful performance, which will give you goosebumps. She left no stone unturned in getting into the skin of her character.
3) Arvind Swami: He plays MG Ramachandran's (MGR) role in the film. Arvind sports a clean-shaven look and resembles MGR in clothes, demeanour and appearance. Arvind's hair also is quite similar to MGR's in the period between 1965-1970s. The trailer also shows Jayalalithaa's relationship with MGR and how he supported her to join politics.
4) AL Vijay: One of Kollywood's best director award-winning films like Madrasapattinam, Deiva Thirumagal. The reason why he made this film, “Thalaivi reflects the life of an inspirational icon for millions and it is a fundamental duty to do justice to the stature of the legend, hence we wanted to launch the trailer on a large scale.”
He further added why he cast Kangana in his film, “Jaya madam is not just an idol for Tamil Nadu people but a renowned personality across the nation. Kangana Ji is a remarkable actor who slips into every character with the utmost ease. For Thalaivi, she has adipate the absolute mannerisms of Jaya madam that the character demanded.”
5) Cast: Thalaivi has all amazing actors from the various film industry in India, Kangana Ranaut from Bollywood, Arvind Swami from Kollywood, Shamna Kasim, Samuthirakani from Tamil films, Prakash Raj from Sandalwood and Jisshu Sengupta from the Bengali film industry.
6) Technical crew: The filmmakers have picked-up the best people from the south Indian film industry. From composer GV Prakash Kumar to cinematographer Vishal Vittal to editors Anthony and Ballu Saluja, the film has the best.
7) Jayalalithaa: Jayalalithaa, or “Amma (mother)”, as her supporters and the whole country call her, joined politics in 1981. She was AIADMK's publicity secretary and a Rajya Sabha member before taking over the party's reins and becoming Tamil Nadu's CM. She became the chief minister six times between 1991 and 2016 despite interruptions due to the disproportionate assets case. After she passed away on December 5th 2016, Jayalalithaa’s legacy continued to be claimed by TTV Dhinakaran, the nephew of VK Sasikala – the former chief minister’s key aide.
Thalaivi will release on April 23 in three languages - Tamil, Telugu and Hindi.