On Kangana Ranaut's 34th birthday, the trailer of her upcoming film Thalaivi was unveiled. The biopic is based on the life of late politician J Jayalalithaa, who changed the face of politics in Tamil Nadu. On Tuesday, the makers of the movie finally dropped the much-awaited trailer of the film.
On Monday, the actor took to her Instagram account and teased her fans with a small snippet of the trailer with the caption, “She entered the world of cinema and made it her own, she forayed into politics and became an icon. Know her inspiring story, Cinema se Chief Minister tak. #ThalaiviTrailer out tomorrow. (sic)”.
The film portrays the journey of Kangana as Jayalalithaa from being an actor to a revolutionary leader. Interestingly, the trailer has also been released at a time when Tamil Nadu Assembly elections are just around the corner. Sharing the trailer on her social media account, the actor also mentioned the role that the late politician has played in her life. She posted the trailer and wrote, “#Thalaivi journey began for me nearly 2 years ago. Since then, she has made an indelible mark on me. Her steely determination, sharp wit and grace will be exemplary for years to come, and today Jaya becomes yours. (sic)”.
The actor has perfectly donned the look of the former Chief Minister of Tamil Nadu. The nearly three-and-a-half-minute-long trailer opened with a voice-over that said "Jaya". After that, a man can be heard saying, "vo film vali hume bataegi ke rajneeti kaise ki jati hai. (That film actress will tell us what politics is?)”
Through the trailer, Kangana successfully generated curiosity for the bigger picture. The trailer also shows glimpses of Jayalalithaa's love life and how she was treated for being a woman and a south Indian in the male-dominated profession.
With the powerful background score perfectly complementing the trailer, one can safely say that the fans are in for a visual treat. The movie that traces the personal and political journey of one of the most influential women in Indian politics has in the headlines ever since its inception. Written by Vijayendra Prasad, the film is a multilingual biopic positioned for a pan-India release and has released the trailer in Hindi, Tamil and Telegu.
The cast comprises Kangana playing the character of Jayalalithaa, Arvind Swami as politician MG Ramachandran, and Prakash Raj as Karunanidhi. Among other actors, Jisshu Sengupta and Bhagyashree will also be seen in the movie.
Presented by Vibri Motion pictures, Karma Media Entertainment, and Zee Studios in association with Gothic Entertainment and Sprint films, Thalaivi has been produced by Vishnu Vardhan Induri and Shailesh R Singh and co-produced by Hitesh Thakkar and Thirumal Reddy.
Get set as the Kangana Ranaut-starrer is slated for a worldwide release on April 23, 2021.