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Thalaivi (Hindi)

Thalaivi (Hindi)

  • Directed by A. L. Vijay
  • Starring Kangana Ranaut, Arvind Swami, Nassar, Bhagyashree, Samuthirakani, Raj Arjun, Madhu Bala, Jisshu Sengupta, Thambi Ramaiah, Poorna
  • Drama
  • 2021 | 150mins | rated (PG)

Thalaivii (transl. Female Leader) is an upcoming Indian multilingual biographical film about the life of J. Jayalalithaa, actress and politician who served six times as the Chief Minister of Tamil Nadu, with Kangana Ranaut playing the role of Jayalalithaa Shot simultaneously in Tamil, Hindi and Telugu languages, it is directed by Vijay and written by K. V. Vijayendra Prasad, Madhan Karky (Tamil), and Rajat Arora (Hindi). Thalaivii is produced by Vishnu Vardhan Induri and Shailesh R Singh of Vibri Motion Pictures and Karma Media And Entertainment respectively.


The film was launched officially on Jayalalithaa's birth anniversary, 24 February 2019. Initially the film was titled Thalaivi in Tamil and Jaya in Hindi and Telugu languages, but the makers later planned to release it under the title Thalaivi in all three languages. Principal shooting began on 10 November 2019 and completed in December 2020. The film was scheduled for a theatrical release on 23 April 2021. As of April 2021, the release date of film has been postponed indefinitely due to rise in COVID-19 cases and lockdown in Maharashtra. It was later rescheduled to release on 10 September 2021, with the new title Thalaivii.