It is well-known that 3 biopics are currently being made on former Tamil Nadu Chief Minister J Jayalalitha. She was a dynamic leader and a celebrated heroine back in the ’70s. The actor-turned-politician, who passed away on December 5, 2016 due to cardiac arrest, is fondly referred to as 'Puratchi Thalaivi', which means 'revolutionary leader'. Director Vijay’s version of Jayalalitha’s biopic has been titled has Thalaivi while the Hindi version is called Jaya. Bollywood star Kangana Ranaut is portraying former Tamil Nadu chief minister, J Jayalalithaa, in this biopic. Arvind Swami has been roped in to play the role of MGR in the film. His new makeover for this project has already made a lot of heads turn. 
During the commencement of the project, Kangana said in a statement, “Jayalalithaa ji is one of the biggest female success stories of this century. She was a superstar and went on to become an iconic politician, it's a great concept for a mainstream film. I am honored to be a part of this mega project.” 
 ThalaiviArvind Swami
Apparently, Vijay is making this biopic with utmost care and honesty. The film will be written by legendary screenplay writer K V Vijayendra Prasad, who had previously worked on big budget scripts like Baahubali and Manikarnika. Thalaivi is produced by Vishnu Vardhan Induri and Shaailesh R Singh under the banners of Vibri & Karma Media and Entertainment. 
Now the makers have given us all a surprise, the first look poster and a teaser of the film have now been released by the team. The poster, as well as the teaser, do have its share of positive and negative comments on social media, nevertheless, it’s a worthy attempt by the team. Do check out the poster and teaser here: