In pictures: Arvind Swami as MGR in ‘Thalaivi’ is a close game

Kangana Ranaut is seen as Jayalalithaa in this biopic.

The shoot of the upcoming Jayalalithaa biopic Thalaivi, with Kangana Ranaut at the helm, was recently completed. The film also stars Arvind Swami in the role of MG Ramachandran, who played an important role in Jayalalithaa’s political career. On Thursday, the actor took to Twitter to share his gaze, writing, “It was not just an honor to play the role of Puratchi Thalaivar MGR, it was a great responsibility. I would like to thank the director AL Vijay & the producers @vishinduri @shaaileshrsingh for trusting me. I humbly post these images in Thalaivar’s memory today. #Thalaivi #MGR #ArvindSwamiasMGR. ”

In the stills, Arvind looks creepy like MGR at a young age. Award-winning makeup artist Pattanam Rasheed was the man behind Arvind’s look. Earlier, the film’s director, AL Vijay, said of Arvind’s role in an interview with Times of India: “Arvind is a perfectionist and doesn’t stop until he’s done everything perfectly. He watched many old MGR films and recordings, and attended several workshops to get body language and mannerisms right. He even visited a dentist to make sure his teeth were similar to MGR’s. But we knew we didn’t want him to look like a clone of MGR. Arvind worked closely with our makeup man Pattanam Rasheed. He tried eight looks before finally cracking the look that we were all happy with. “

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Thalaivi has been on the ground since Madras High Court dismissed the civil lawsuit filed by J Deepa, Jayalalithaa’s niece, who objected to the filmmakers who made a movie about her aunt. It’s worth noting that when Kangana Ranaut was announced for the title role, the choice came with some backlash. Shortly after the announcement, Vijay explained his point of view on rappelling in Kangana and why it will justify the character.

Thalaivi Madhoo also plays the role of Jayalalithaa’s confidante Sasikala. There are already reports that Poorna, Jagapathi Babu, Jayasudha and Sathyaraj will play a pivotal role while the makers have yet to announce the rest of the cast and crew. The film was written by KV Vijayendra Prasad, who also wrote Baahubali and Manikarnikaand is produced by Vishnu Vardhan Induri and Shaailesh R Singh under the banners of Vibri & Karma Media and Entertainment. Hollywood makeup artist Jason Collins who has worked in films such as Captain Marvel, Hunger games and Blade runner is responsible for prosthetic make-up. GV Prakash has been called in to compose music and Nirav Shah will operate the camera. The film will be available in three languages ​​- Hindi, Tamil and Telugu.