Female Cast Of Thalaivi: Kangana Ranaut is all set to offer you yet another impactful performance with her upcoming film Thalaivi. The 3.22-minute trailer was recently dropped on social media and it came packed with powerful scenes and dialogues that impressed social media users.
The film will be focusing on the journey of the Tamil Nadu Chief Minister J Jayalalithaa and taking the audience through the transition from a movie star into a politician. Directed by AL Vijay, the film has Kangana Ranaut in the titular role.
While Ranaut’s uncanny resemblance with Jayalalithaa stunned us, fans can’t stop gushing over a viral picture from the trailer that reminds us of an old picture of the late Tamil Nadu CM and then Prime Minister Indira Gandhi. Interestingly, the viral snap has been recreated with Ranaut wearing a similar green saree while felicitating Indira Gandhi at an event (the actor playing Gandhi is still unrevealed).
OMG SUCH LEVEL OF PERFECTION IS UNSEEN 💥🤩
And What's More? After Jayalalithaa, #KanganaRanaut is all set to play Indira Gandhi as well✨
— Go Corona Go (@GoCoronaGo14) March 23, 2021
Sharing the trailer, the Queen actor wrote, “To Jaya Amma, on her birth anniversary. From changing the face of cinema to the fate of a state, Jaya Amma shaped destinies of millions! Witness the story of the legend, Thalaivi, in cinemas on 23rd April, 2021.”
See the post shared by Kangana Ranaut here:
#ThalaiviTrailer @vishinduri @thearvindswami @ShaaileshRSingh @BrindaPrasad1 @neeta_lulla #HiteshThakkar #RajatArora @ZeeStudios_ #GothicEntertainment @Thalaivithefilm Official Trailer (Hindi) | Kangana Ranaut | Arvind Swamy | Vi… https://t.co/c5ZRyU5ZJp via @YouTube
— Kangana Ranaut (@KanganaTeam) March 23, 2021
The female cast of Thalaivi, as revealed thusfar, includes actors Bhagyashree, Poorna aka Shamna Kasim, and veteran Madhoo.
Ranaut has been sharing how she gained and lost 20kg for the biopic. She underwent a massive physical transformation to trace the life of the late politician’s journey from being an actor to becoming the chief minister. Ranaut revealed how her weight gain for the project and how learning Bharatnatyam for her role left her back severely damaged. She had also revealed that she was struggling to lose the extra kilos. Check How Kangana Ranaut Transformed Into Jayalalithaa – In Pictures
Good morning friends, these are some stills from yesterday’s early morning scene discussion with my absolutely talented and most affectionate director A.L Vijay ji, there are many amazing places in this world but the most soothing and comforting to me is a film set #Thalaivi pic.twitter.com/qGjw0nQjRQ
— Kangana Ranaut (@KanganaTeam) October 5, 2020
Thalaivi also marks Ranaut’s return to Tamil cinema after 12 years since Dhaam Dhoom in 2008. Meanwhile, in the recently announced 67th National Film Awards, she won her fourth National award for her roles in Manikarnika and Panga.
Bhagyashree, who is known for the performance in the Salman Khan-starrer Maine Pyaar Kiya, has been roped in to play the role of Jayalalithaa’s mother in the biopic. She is making a comeback in films after 11 years. The actress was seen for a few seconds in the trailer of the film that was released on Tuesday.
Wish you a very happy birthday reel daughter @KanganaTeam
God bless you with success.
It was a pleasure watching your portrayal of #Jayalalithaa ….you did complete justice with your effort. #Thalaivi pic.twitter.com/5uCcVHjkJ6
— bhagyashree (@bhagyashree123) March 23, 2021
Speaking to the Indian Express, she said that she had shot a few scenes with Ranaut and they have come out pretty well.
Roja star Madhoo Shah is reportedly playing former Chief Minister MG Ramachandran’s wife Janaki Ramachandran. After former All India Anna Dravida Munnetra Kazhagam (AIADMK) founder MGR’s death, Janaki took over the responsibilities of the Tamil Nadu Chief Minister. In an interview, Madhoo spoke about her role in Thalaivi and said that it is one of the most crucial characters. “I am doing a biopic for the first time, and of someone who is a renowned personality. Janaki Amma and Jayalalitha Amma have very few scenes together in the film as Thalaivi is mainly based on Jayalalithaa and MGR’s relationship and political career. However, Janaki is an important character, which gives a different twist to the film’s story,” she said.
As the latest addition to the star cast, actor Poorna aka Shamna Kasim has been roped in to play the controversial role of Sasikala in the film. She will be seen supporting Ranaut’s character as the late Tamil Nadu Chief Minister’s aide and Amma Makkal Munnetra Kazhagam (AAMK) leader.
Delighted to announce that I am now officially part of Thalaivi Movie, directed by @DirectorALVijay Sir. It's truly a wonderful opportunity to be associated with the biopic of the Iron Lady J Jayalalitha ma'am and to work alongside #KanganaRenaut, @thearvindswami, @prakashraaj pic.twitter.com/pRtvk3k8ga
— Poorna (@shamna_kasim) February 22, 2020
According to earlier reports, initially, Priyamani was considered for the role but declined due to a clash in dates.
Check the trailer here:
Thalaivi is set to release in Hindi, Tamil and Telegu on 23rd April, 2021.