‘Thalaivii’ Review: Kangana Ranaut delivers a classic replica of Jayalalithaa

Kangana Ranaut effortlessly transforms into J Jayalalithaa and delivers a pitch-perfect portrayal of the late actress-turned-politician in Thalaivii.

The multilingual biographical film “Thalaivii” starring Kangana Ranaut, Aravind Swamy” in the lead roles will release worldwide on Friday, Sept. 10, 2021.

Ranaut plays the role of J. Jayalalithaa, actress and politician who served as the Chief Minister of Tamil Nadu six times. But by no means, “Thalaivii” is a political film. It is a sentimental movie at heart.

Shot Simultaneously in Tamil, Hindi, and Telugu languages, the flick is directed by A. L. Vijay. Kangana Ranaut effortlessly transforms into J Jayalalithaa and delivers a pitch-perfect portrayal of the late actress-turned-politician in Thalaivii

To get a pitch-perfect portrayal of Kangana Ranaut, prosthetic expert Jason Collins, who worked on “Captain Marvel,” was hired to design Ranaut’s looks. Kangana will sport four looks in the film.

Screening Controversy

The makers of Thalaivii announced a two-week window for the Hindi version and a four-week window for the Tamil and Telugu versions of the film before its release on the OTT platforms. Multiplex chains PVR Cinemas and INOX expressed displeasure with this plan and requested a uniform four-week window for all the language versions.

The movie will be streamed on Netflix and Amazon Prime Video simultaneously, a month after its theatrical release.

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