(This article is authored by Alar)
Kollywood and Bollywood lovers, you're in for a treat: two of India's top movie stars are apparently teaming together on a massive film. You read it correctly. In his next film Thalaivar 170, Tamil actor Rajinikanth is expected to reunite with Bollywood icon Amitabh Bachchan, with whom he has previously collaborated on numerous films.
According to sources, Amitabh Bachchan has been approached to play an important role alongside Rajinikanth in Thalaivar 170. The duo has earlier acted together in films like Hum, Andha Kanoon in the 80s and 90s. If the news turns out to be true, it will be a historic moment for the fans of both the stars to see them together on the big screen after three decades.
Thalaivar 170 is said to be based on real-life events and will have a social message like Jai Bhim. Rajinikanth is expected to play a cop in the film, which will also feature some high-octane action sequences. The film is slated to go on floors soon and will hit the screens in 2024.
Thalaivar 170, which is produced by Lyca Productions, will be directed by TJ Gnanavel, who recently delivered a critically acclaimed film Jai Bhim. The music for the film will be composed by Anirudh Ravichander, who has already given some chartbuster songs for Rajinikanth’s previous films like Petta and Darbar.
Meanwhile, Rajinikanth is busy with his other projects like Jailer and Lal Salaam. Jailer, directed by Nelson Dilipkumar, is an action entertainer that has Rajinikanth playing a jail warden. Lal Salaam, directed by Rajinikanth’s daughter Aishwarya, is a sports drama that will have Rajinikanth in an extended cameo role. The film will showcase his new look and his love for sports.
#Thalaivar170 update:— Manobala Vijayabalan (@ManobalaV) June 9, 2023
Bollywood Stalwart #AmitabhBachchan to play a pivotal role in superstar #Rajinikanth's 170th film.
Blockbuster combo will be back after 1991's Hum.
This will be their first straight Tamil film for Amitabh as well as this combo.
To be directed by #JaiBhim… pic.twitter.com/QMdcLFFGLF