Vijay's Jayalalithaa biopic titled Thalaivi
The Tamil, Telugu, and Hindi trilingual has Vijayendra Prasad of Baahubali fame on board for the scripting process
We had previously reported that a few biopics on the late Tamil Nadu Chief Minister J Jayalalithaa is in works and one of them is by director Vijay. The makers have announced the film's title as Thalaivi yesterday, on the eve of the actor politician's 71st birth anniversary.
Speaking about the film, Vijay, who had previously also helmed a film titled Thalaiva, says, "The film will go on floors from April and the cast is yet to be decided. I'm aware of the responsibilities in doing such a biopic and I'm going to give my best. My entire team has been researching for this film for a year now."
When asked about the biopics of other directors on Jayalalithaa, Vijay says, "We had announced the film nine months before and that's when we got to know about the other versions. She is a National leader, so many can come up with their perspectives. I wish them the best too. Mine will be an honest biopic which will portray Jayalalithaa madam's complete journey. She was an inspirational woman in a male-dominated world. How she overcame all the odds to become a legendary leader is what we'll concentrate on."
Thalaivi, which will be a Tamil, Telugu, and Hindi trilingual, has Vijayendra Prasad of Baahubali fame on board for the scripting process. The makers have also received a NOC from Jayalalithaa's nephew Deepak and have deemed Thalaivi as the official biopic of the politician. Vijay's frequent collaborators, GV Prakash, and Nirav Shah will handle music and cinematography respectively for the biopic which is produced by Vishnu Vardhan Induri of Vibri Media.