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Buzz: Nelson Dilipkumar is the frontrunner to helm the much-awaited next film of Rajinikanth?

Till recently, it was said that Desingh Periyasamy will be directing the 169th movie of the Superstar

Thinkal Menon
Dec 27, 2021
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The wait regarding the director for Rajinikanth's next movie continues. Till recently, it was said that Kannum Kannum Kollaiyadithaal fame (streaming on Netflix) Desingh Periyasamy will be directing the 169th movie of the Superstar. AGS Entertainment was supposed to bankroll the star's project and pictures of the young director and producers spending time together went viral on the internet. 

However, it was later heard that the discussion on the film didn't proceed further because of budget issues. Fans of Rajinikanth had pinned high hopes on Desingh as he has been a self-confessed fan of the star. Annaatthe (streaming on Netflix) fame Siva's name also surfaced with respect to directing Thalaivar again.

Another filmmaker whose name did the rounds was that of Karthik Subbaraj, who had already made Petta with the numero uno star of Kollywood. However, there has been no significant positive news from the filmmaker's side. Now, speculations are rife that Nelson Dilipkumar's name is also being considered in the list.     

The director turned heads with his debut flick Kolamavu Kokila (streaming on Zee5). But it was his second project, Doctor (streaming on Netflix), which released recently that made him one of the bankable filmmakers of Tamil cinema. He is now busy with Vijay-starrer Beast which is expected to hit the screens on April 2022.

The buzz is that Sun Pictures will be producing Rajinikanth's next project. According to a source, it's just a matter of time before the leading production house comes up with a surprise for the star's fans and other film lovers.

Earlier, there were rumours of Lokesh Kanagaraj directing Rajinikanth for a movie which will be produced by Kamal Haasan's home banner Raaj Kamal Films International. 

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