By Vivek Raj | Galatta | 12:19 PM
A film announcement that literally came out of nowhere, Thalaivar 165, being helmed by Karthik Subbaraj with 'Superstar' Rajinikanth in the lead role under the Sun Pictures banner is already one of the most anticipated among fans.
The film currently being shot at Kolkata also includes ‘Makkal Selvan’ Vijay Sethupathi in a crucial role, which many suspect to be the antagonist.
Furthermore, Thalaivar 165 has already brought in two National Award winners starting with cinematographer Tirru. It must be noted he had bagged the coveted award for his work in Suriya’s 24.
Next, it was revealed last week that Bobby Simha had been cast in a vital role in the ongoing Rajinikanth starrer. As known to all, the talented actor had won the National Award for Best Supporting Actor for his power-packed performance in the blockbuster, Jigarthanda.
Meanwhile, reports are now doing the rounds stating acclaimed stunt choreographer Peter Hein has come on board Thalaivar 165 to oversee the stunt and fight sequences.
Fans will know that Peter Hein has previously collaborated with Rajinikanth in films namely Sivaji, Enthiran and Kochadaiiyaan.
Peter Hein had gone on to win the National Award for Stunt Choreography for his work in Mohanlal’s blockbuster, Puli Murugan, after the category was for the first time introduced in the awards last year.
Thalaivar 165 has generated quite a lot of curiosity with the inclusion of composer Anirudh Ravichander for the music leaving fans quite excited.
Actress Megha Akash too is reportedly included in the cast and we await her being part of the film to be made official soon.