'Thalaivi': Kangana Ranaut shines as J. Jayalalithaa in the gripping trailer

The much-awaited trailer of 'Thalaivi' has been released on the occasion of Kangana Ranaut's birthday. 

 The biopic documents the life of the late Tamil Nadu Chief Minister J Jayalalithaa chronicling her shift from being a movie star to becoming a powerful politician. Kangana has played an exceptional role as Jaya in the film. The film also marks Kangana's return to Tamil cinema after almost 12 years. She last worked in the film 'Dhaam Dhoom' with Jayam Ravi.

The three minutes four seconds trailer takes viewers through Jayalalithaa’s life- first as an actress, then how her relationship with MGR paved her entry into politics and her consequent journey towards becoming the Chief Minister. The film stars actor Arvind Swamy as MGR.
The cast also includes Nassar, Bhagyashree, Samuthrakani and Madhu Bala in key roles.

Watch the trailer here:

Directed by Vijay, the film has music by G.V. Prakash and is set for release on April 23, 2021.