Yesterday (09.04.2019) saw the official announcement on ‘Superstar’ Rajinikanth’s next film title, DARBAR, under A. R. Murugadoss’s direction being produced by Lyca Productions. Touted to be an out-and-out mass commercial action entertainer, the film’s first look has received a thunderous response from fans and celebrities alike. 

Initially titled Thalaivar 167, DARBAR announced to hit screens as a Pongal 2020 release has Nayanthara playing the female lead role alongside Rajinikanth after they previously starred in films namely Chandramukhi, Sivaji and Kuselan.

DARBAR, which will see 'Thalaivar' Rajinikanth playing a police officer after a gap of 27 years, includes Anirudh Ravichander scoring the music alongside reputed names like Santosh Sivan for the cinematography, editing by Sreekar Prasad, T. Santanam for the art direction, the Ram-Laxman duo for the stunt choreography, lyrics by Vivek and Niharikha Bhasin Khan overseeing the costume designs.

Meanwhile, a formal pooja has been conducted for DARBAR in Mumbai today (April 10) as planned initially with pictures from the event now going viral across social networking forums. We can see Rajinikanth, A. R. Murugadoss, Lyca Productions' Subaskaran, Santosh Sivan, Ram-Laxman, T. Santanam and Niharikha Bhasin Khan grace the occasion. 

Production on the film is set to kick-start and you can check out the photos from the pooja below: