Thalaivi trailer released: Kangana Ranaut brings dignity to J. Jayalalithaa's story

The trailer had compares Jaya’s humiliation by opposition to the scene to Draupadi’s humiliation in the Hastinapur royal court in Mahabharata

The national award winner Kangana Ranaut has just released the trailer of her movie Thalaivi, which is all set to will hit the theatres on April 23. The trailers release on the occasion of its lead actor Kangana Ranaut’s 34th birthday.


The trailer released date on social media Kangana, wrote on Twitter, “One day to go for the trailer launch of #Thalaivi Gaining 20 kgs and losing it all back within a span of few months wasn’t the only challenge that I faced while filming this Epic Biopic, wait is getting over just in few hours Jaya will be your forever.


Thalaivi is the story of legendary actor-politician Jayalalithaa and her journey from films to politics. The film starred Arvind Swami as MG Ramachandran, Prakash Raj as M Karunanidhi, Jisshu Sengupta as Sobhan Babu and Bhagyashree as Jayalalithaa’s mother Sandhya, the multi-lingual film is produced by Vishnu Vardhan and Shailesh R Singh. It is directed by AL Vijay and penned by celebrated writer KV Vijayendra Prasad. Poorna and Madhoo play pivotal roles in the film.


The trailer leaves the netizens awestruck, the main part of the trailer highlights the recreation of an infamous incident from Jaya’s life when she was physically assaulted and humiliated inside Tamil Nadu assembly. The narrative is that an attempt was made by DMK members to disrobe Jaya. After this humiliation, she vowed to return to the assembly only after becoming the chief minister. Two years after the incident, Jayalalithaa defeated Karunanidhi and became the chief minister of Tamil Nadu.


The trailer had made powerful attempt to compares the scene to Draupadi’s humiliation in the Hastinapur royal court as depicted in Mahabharata. She says that just like Draupadi’s humiliation caused the collapse of the Kuru clan, she will defeat her political opponents and claim victory because Mahabharata the epic has another name, “Jaya”.

Ankita Chakraborty

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