Exclusive: Check who is most likely to be the director and producer of Thalaivar 168!
Superstar Rajinikanth couldn't have asked for a better start to 2019 with his Pongal release, Petta becoming one of the biggest blockbusters of the season. This Karthik Subbaraj directorial had a great reception among the audience, especially Rajinikanth fans, as the film brought out the nostalgic moments of Superstar in an entertaining manner. He is now all set to start shooting for his next film with director A.R.Murugadoss in Mumbai for his next film.
Titled as Darbar, the film's first look poster was released this morning on social media which instantly became viral. Darbar is a mass action entertainer that will portray Rajinikanth as an IPS Officer and the film's premise is set in Mumbai. With Anirudh Ravichander as the music director and Nayanthara as the female lead, this film will hit the screens for Pongal 2020. While Darbar will be Thalaivar 167, it looks like the star actor has already initiated talks for his next film.
Yes, the latest developments from Rajini's side is suggesting some interesting details. Earlier this morning, an important meeting between Rajinikanth and director K.S.Ravikumar has taken place this morning at Poes Garden. The meeting is said to be a discussion for a project and if our sources are to be believed, it will be Thalaivar 168. It can be noted that Ravikumar already met Rajinikanth during the end of last year and this follow up meeting does look like something is cooking.
Also, one more interesting piece of information we have from our sources is that producer Kalaippuli S Thanu also met Rajinikanth. Thanu's meeting happened today (April 9) after K.S.Ravikumar finished his meeting. In this case, we are told that the Kabali producer might bankroll Thalaivar 168 with K.S.Ravikumar at the helm. Thanu has already bankrolled Rajinikanth's Kabali and this might be their second outing together. Ravikumar and Rajinikanth have also worked together in films like Muthu, Padaiyappa, Kochadaiiyaan (as screenplay writer), Lingaa and they share a good rapport indeed.
Padaiyappa is one of the biggest blockbusters in Rajinikanth's career and the sequel plans for the film has always been on the rumours. With this meeting happening, a question arises if the project will it be Padaiyappa 2 or a freshly written new film? If this piece of information happens to be true, this is sure to be an exciting project on the cards. However, we cannot come to a conclusion with two meetings. We will have to wait for an official word. Stay tuned for more updates.