'Thalaivar169': Rajinikanth's next to be helmed by Nelson Dilipkumar
Tamil superstar Rajinikanth has signed his next film. Tentatively titled Thalaivar169, this venture will see him collaborating with director Nelson Dilipkumar for the first time. Noted music composer Anirudh Ravichander has been roped in for the music score, marking his third film with his relative, Rajinikanth, after Petta and Darbar. The announcement of the project was recently made on social media.
- Any Rajinikanth film has a lot of buzz around it and Thalaivar169 is no different.
- However, it is high time he delivers a film that receives accolades from all—critics and viewers.
- His last three films might have done good business, but have received mixed to bad reviews, so this movie with Dilipkumar, known for his directorial skills, might be a critical success as well.
While announcing the project, its producer Sun Pictures shared a video and wrote, "#Thalaivar169BySunPictures Presenting Superstar @rajinikanth's #Thalaivar169 directed by @Nelsondilpkumar and music by @anirudhofficial (sic)." Dilipkumar shared the same video and captioned it, "Feeling elated to announce my next film with the legendary SUPERSTAR @rajinikanth sir, happy to have associated with @sunpictures and my dearest friend @anirudhofficial once again! #respect #humbled #thalaivar169 (sic)."
As the temporary title suggests, this film marks the 169th outing of Rajinikanth. As per reports, it may go on floors in December this year. But there could be changes to the schedule due to the pandemic. Official updates regarding the other actors and more are expected to be made soon. Rajinikanth was last seen in the Siruthai Siva-helmed rural family drama Annaatthe.
Meanwhile, Dilipkumar, known for the quirky dark humor in his films, is currently awaiting the release of the highly-anticipated Kollywood film Beast, starring Vijay and Pooja Hegde. Also bankrolled by Sun Pictures, it is touted to be an action-packed entertainer. Presently, the film is in the post-production stage and it is expected to release sometime in April. Ravichander has composed music for Beast, too.