Initially titled Thalaivar 167, the upcoming ‘Superstar’ Rajinikanth and A. R. Murugadoss film was revealed to be titled as DARBAR today (09.04.2019) and will mark their first-time collaboration.

Being produced by Lyca Productions, DARBAR will see Nayanthara playing the female lead alongside Rajinikanth after their previous films namely Chandramukhi, Sivaji and Kuselan with shooting on the project set to begin from tomorrow (April 10) at Mumbai.

With the first look for DARBAR released today, the makers have also announced that this Rajinikanth and Nayanthara starrer will hit screens as a Pongal 2020 release.

It must be noted the upcoming film will be the second consecutive ‘Superstar’ venture to be coming out as a Pongal release after the blockbuster, Petta, earlier this year in January.

Touted to be an out-and-out mass commercial action entertainer, DARBAR features music by Anirudh Ravichander and includes esteemed names such as Santosh Sivan handling the cinematography, Sreekar Prasad taking care of the editing, art direction being done by T. Santanam, stunts by the Ram-Laxman duo, lyrics by Vivek and Niharikha Bhasin Khan overseeing the costume designs.