It was announced last year that Vibri Media along with award-winning filmmaker AL Vijay of Madrasapattinam fame would be making a trilingual biopic on actor and former Chief Minister of Tamil Nadu - J Jayalalithaa. The production team has even obtained the NOC (No Objection Certificate) from Mr. Deepak, the nephew of Ms J. Jayalalithaa. Today on her 71st birth anniversary, the director announced the name of the film, the crew and also the official poster.
The film has been titled Thalaivi and it has gotten the status of the official biopic, due to the NOC. Vijay said in an official press statement, “Nothing can be as perfect as this occasion to reveal the title #Thalaivi which I believe is the greatest celebration. I wholeheartedly thank Mr Deepak sir, nephew of Madam Jayalalithaa for granting us the official status.” He also announced that they have got on board Mr Vijayendra Prasad Garu, the popular writer of Baahubali, as their mentor.
The statement also mentions that GV Prakash who has delivered some of his best hits with director Vijay is the music composer of this film. Nirav Shah will be the cinematographer and Madhan Karky will be penning the lyrics. The cast & rest of the crew will be announced shortly.
Last year, director Priyadhaarshini announced a biopic on J Jayalalithaa's life. Titled The Iron Lady, the film stars Nithya Menen and Varalaxmi Sarathkumar in the lead roles. It is slated to release on 20th