- Arvind Swami shared new look posters on the anniversary of MGR’s death
- “I humbly post these pictures in Thalaivar’s memory today,” he wrote
- Thalaivi is based on the story of the late political leader J Jayalalithaa
The makers of Thalaivi unveiled new statues of Arvind Swami as former Prime Minister of Tamil Nadu, MG Ramachandran, on Thursday, on the anniversary of the actor-turned-politician’s death. MG Ramachandran, affectionately known as MGR, was Prime Minister of Tamil Nadu for ten consecutive years (1977-1987). He died on December 24th, 1987. In loving memory of the late Prime Minister, Arvind Swami shared new look posters of himself as MGR and wrote: “It was not just an honor to play the role of Puratchi Thalaivar MGR, it was a great one I would like to thank director AL Vijay and producers Vishnu Vardhan Induri and Shaailesh R Singh for their trust in me. I humbly post these images in Thalaivar’s memory today. #Thalaivi #MGR #ArvindSwamiasMGR. “
Thalaivi, Directed by AL Vijay, based on the story of the life of former Prime Minister of Tamil Nadu J Jayalalithaa and starring Kangana Ranaut. MGR was a very important person in Jayalalithaa’s life and career, but more on that later.
First, take a look at pictures of Arvind Swami disguised as MG Ramachandran:
Not only was it an honor to play the role of Puratchi Thalaivar MGR, it was also a great responsibility. I thank director AL Vijay & producers @vishinduri@shaaileshrsingh for trusting in me. I humbly post these images in Thalaivar’s memory today.#Thalaivi#MGR#ArvindSwamiasMGRpic.twitter.com/F4KY07Q4Dt
– Arvind Swami (@thearvindswami) December 24, 2020
Arvind Swami shared the first look poster of himself as MGR in early January. If you haven’t seen this before, take a look now:
Here is my first look as Puratchi Thaliavar, Makkal Thilagam MGR in #Thalaivi . A teaser will follow today at 10.30 a.m. I hope you like it pic.twitter.com/LjnN6Ybwrw
– Arvind Swami (@thearvindswami) 17th January 2020
MG Ramachandran was like a mentor to J Jayalalithaa. After resigning from the Dravida Munnetra Kazhagam (DMK) political party in 1972, he founded All India Anna Dravida Munnetra Kazhagam (AIADMK) and rose to power again in 1977. He remained Prime Minister of Tamil Nadu until his death in December 1987.
Earlier this year, Kangana Ranaut revealed the first look of herself as Jayalalithaa and later shared several updates to her upcoming film. Look here:
The legend we know, but the story that has yet to be told!
Present #KanganaRanaut, in & as #Thalaivi. A film by #Vijayand hits theaters on June 26, 2020@ KanganaTeam@vishinduri@ShaaileshRSingh@ BrindaPrasad1@KarmaMediaEnt@ TSeries@vibri_mediapic.twitter.com/lTLtcq0bsd
– Kangana Ranaut (@KanganaTeam) 23rd November 2019
With the blessing of Jaya Ma, we have completed another timetable for Thalaivi, the revolutionary leader. Many things are different after the corona, but nothing changes between the action and before the cut. Thank you, team @vishinduri@ShaaileshRSingh#ALVijaypic.twitter.com/CghmfK0JQf
– Kangana Ranaut (@KanganaTeam) October 11, 2020
The film will be released in Hindi, Tamil and Telugu.