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‘Official’ biopic of J Jayalalithaa titled Thalaivi

On the occasion of the birth anniversary of J Jayalalithaa today (Feb 24), the makers of her biopic have announced the Tamil title of the trilingual film as Thalaivi.

Directed by Vijay, this film is being billed as the ‘Official Biopic’ of the politician. Sources close to the unit of the film claim that this is being done as the production unit had got a No Objection Certificate (NOC) from Deepak, the nephew of the late leader.

Talking about this film, director Vijay says, “There’s a famous quote that says – Leaders are not born, they are made. The stature of this tall leader and her courage inspired me to say yes as soon as I was offered this opportunity. I feel very responsible and have decided to work very hard relentlessly and deliver an honest biopic. Nothing can be as perfect as this occasion to reveal the title ‘Thalaivi’, which I believe is the greatest celebration.

“I wholeheartedly thank Deepak sir, nephew of Madam Jayalalitha for granting us the official status. My producer Vishnu Vardhan Induri of  Vibri media who also came up with the story idea of this biopic has been a great inspirational support.

“I am immensely pleased to announce that Vijayendra Prasad Garu, the popular writer of Baahubali is on board as our mentor. His contribution will be of great value. G.V. Prakash Kumar who had delivered some of his best hits in our combination is the music composer for this film. Nirav Shah will be the cinematographer, Madhan Karky will be penning the lyrics.The cast and other crew members will be announced shortly.”