Director: A. L. Vijay
Cast: Kangana Ranaut, Arvind Swamy, Bhagyashree, Nassar, Raj Arjun, Poorna
Producer: Vishnu Vardhan Induri, Shailesh R Singh, Brinda Prasad
Where to watch Thalaivii: In a cinema hall, or on Netflix
Thalaivii revolves around the life of much-loved actor and politician J. Jayalalithaa, fondly called ‘Amma’. Played by Kangana Ranaut, the film traces the life of the famous personality from her debut in the film industry to entering the public life through politics. Jayalalithaa began her acting career at the young age of 16 opposite fan-favourite M. G. Ramachandran (MGR), played by Arvind Swamy in the film. Despite being firmly against entering political life, Jaya takes on the challenge to support MGR and begins her rather difficult climb to the top to become the ‘Amma’ of millions.
Watch the Thalaivii trailer here
What works? (Spoilers ahead)
Right from its first scene,…