Having completed the shooting of 2.O, the protagonist of the movie, Superstar Rajinikanth is free at the moment. 2.O, which has entered into the post production work will be hitting screens on January 25, 2018. The latest buzz is that the shooting of Rajinikanth-Ranjith combo which is being referred to as Thalaivar 161 is said to go on floors on 28th of May.
The muhurat and initial canning of certain sequences will happen in Chennai where a giant set is said to have been erected replicating the Dharavi Slum of Mumbai city.
Rajinikanth would be seen in a don role playing his age and might as well be playing dual characters in the movie. Though it was rumoured that the legendary actor might reprise the role of Haji Mastan, the underworld don, the director of the movie rubbished the rumours.
The latest official confirmation is that the music director of the movie is none other than the same magician who composed Neruppu Da song for Kabali movie which became an anthem for Thalaivar fans.
Santhosh Narayanan who came out with a great album for Kabali and an outstanding background music is confirmed as the music director for Thalaivar 161 and would be joining hands with Pa. Ranjith for the fourth time after Attakathi, Madras and Kabali.
SaNa, expressed his happiness and contentment on bagging the said offer through his twitter account.
"Humbled to be part of #Thalaivar161. Thank you @superstarrajini @dhanushkraja and @beemji for making me part of this prestigious film-Sic"
Recently, the producer of the movie, Dhanush hinted that the national award-winning actor might sneak in for an on-screen cameo with his real life father-in-law and if that happens, it would be a definite eye feast for all Thalaivar and Dhanush fans, who would witness Mama-Mapillai in a single frame on screen.
Dhanush who is basking in the success of his directorial debut, Pa.Paandi, would be keen on the prestigious project and could also be involving himself for the scripting work alongside Pa. Ranjith as this could possibly be the biggest movie under his production banner.
With recent clicks of Rajinikanth captured during various public outings showing him in a beard look, one could expect another stylish don look as was witnessed in Kabali. If the movie's shoot commences on 28th May as expected, then Thalaivar fans could be in for a real sumptuous feast as they could expect two movies of the Superstar in 2018.