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Buzz: KS Ravikumar to join Rajinikanth in Nelson Dilipkumar's Thalaivar 169

The film is expected to go on floors from next month   

  • Thinkal Menon

Last Updated: 08.38 AM, Jun 07, 2022

Buzz: KS Ravikumar to join Rajinikanth in Nelson Dilipkumar's Thalaivar 169

Rajinikanth and KS Ravikumar

The news of Nelson Dilipkumar directing Rajinikanth for Sun Pictures was announced before the release of Vijay-starrer Beast which also brought together the filmmaker and the production house. When Beast opened to mixed reviews, film lovers had expressed concerns on the fate of Thalaivar 169 (tentative title of Rajinikanth-starrer).

Though there was speculation of Nelson opting out of the project, the director himself confirmed his association with the team when he updated his Twitter bio with "Thalaivar 169" attached to it.

Now, social media is abuzz with reports that KS Ravikumar will be brought on board to write the screenplay for the movie. The ace director-turned-actor has worked with Rajinikanth in Muthu, Padayappa and Lingaa. He was the screenwriter for the Superstar's animated 3D film Kochadaiiyaan as well. Though Lingaa was a flop at the box office, fans hope that a veteran like 

An official announcement on the same is awaited by fans of Rajinikanth and other film buffs. The names of Priyanka Mohan, Shivarajkumar and Aishwarya Rai have already been doing the rounds with regard to the movie's principal cast. The project is expected to go on floors from next month.

After Rajinikanth's last outing, Annaatthe, opened to lukewarm response at the box office, Kollywood industry is looking forward to seeing how Thalaivar 169 shapes up under the direction of Nelson who also needs a massive hit to prove his consistency.

Anirudh, who is on a roll with back-to-back instant chartbusters, has been brought on board to compose music for the project. Sun Pictures had released an announcement video featuring Rajinikanth, Nelson and Anirudh a few months ago, leaving fans of Thalaivar excited. Fans hope that the production house will come up with an update after their next film, Thiruchitrambalam, hit the screens.