In a relishing piece of news for ardent fans of Superstar Rajinikanth, the legendary actor's next movie, which was tentatively named 'Thalaivar 169', has now gotten the title. The development has become the talk of the town and the first-look posters shared by the movie team have been going viral from across and beyond the borders.
Thalaivar 169 has been bankrolled by Sun Pictures and on Thursday, the production house has left the fans guessing by sharing that it will unveil a big update at 11 am on Friday - June 17. As announced, Sun Pictures has unveiled the update that the movie 'Thalaivar 169' has been titled 'Jailer'. Taking to Twitter on Friday, Sun Pictures released the posters and wrote, "Thalaivar 169 is Jailer".
The poster had shown a sickle with blood stains on it and it has been rampantly shared by the Rajini fans. The promo of the movie was released earlier this year and the movie team is preparing to announce the cast and crew. According to reports, while Rajinikanth plays the lead role, Aishwarya Rai Bachchan could be the female lead.
For the first time, Nelson Dilipkumar will be directing Rajinikanth in the movie and after a setback over the movie Beast starred by Vijay, Nelson is carefully building the cards as he has taken the humongous task of directing the superstar himself. As the shooting is on the floors, Kollywood has been filled with a buzz over Nelson's pick to act as the younger version of Rajinikanth in the movie.
In what has become a huge update, sources say that popular actor Sivakarthikeyan, who is also an ardent fan of the superstar, would be playing the young Rajinikanth in the movie. Though the official announcement is yet to be made, the update has left the fans agog. If this happens, it will be the first time that another actor plays for Rajini's younger version. It has been reported that the official announcement with his regard would be made during the second week of July.
Kollywood insiders have said that Thalaivar 169 would revolve around the prison environment and Had Sivakarthikeyan been roped in, it would be the first time that he acted with Rajinikanth as the latter's younger version. It has been affirmed that Sivakarthikeyan would be penning songs for Thalaivar 169 and if the popular actor joins hands with his idol, it would be a spectacular moment of the year.
Jailer is produced by Kalanithi Maran under his own banner Sun Pictures and while Rajinikanth plays the lead role, Shiva Rajkumar, Priyanka Arul Mohan, Ramya Krishnan, Yogi Babu, and Redin Kingsley would be playing important roles. Anirudh would be composing the music and the movie team would be rolling out further updates during the second week of July. Following the announcement of the movie title, several celebrities are sharing the posters and wishing the team.