The director's last outing, Jai Bhim, was a highly critically-acclaimed film
Rajinikanth in Jailer
Last Updated: 04.51 PM, Aug 23, 2023
Fans of Rajinikanth, who are buoyed over the super success of Jailer, have one more reason to rejoice. His project with TJ Gnanavel, tentatively titled Thalaivar 170, will begin in a few days, going by a few sources. The untitled film garnered good expectations among cinephiles ever since the announcement was made.
The director's last outing, Jai Bhim, was a highly critically acclaimed film. The Superstar's 170th project is touted to be a cop drama. He is said to be playing a character who raises his voice against encounter killings.
Amid reports that Amitabh Bachchan is playing a key character in the movie, the makers are yet to come up with a clarification on the same. The names of Nani and Sharwanand are also doing the rounds. Fahadh Faasil is the latest to be joining the cast, if a few reports are to be believed.
The movie is expected to go on floors in September. This has left fans of the veteran actor elated. While Jailer was a true-blue Rajini film, fans hope that Thalaivar 170 would be a proper mix of engaging content and appealing commercial aspects.
The other day, Rajini returned to Chennai from north India and interacted with the press for a few minutes. He was in the news after his gesture towards Uttar Pradesh Chief Minister Yogi Adityanath drew criticism from several quarters.
He has now taken to Twitter to congratulate the determined team behind Chandrayaan 3 for landing on the south pole of the moon. The excited star tweeted, "While superpowers like the US, Russia, and China watch in agast amazement, India stuns the world with this humongous achievement. My heartfelt congratulations to our @ISRO team. You have made us proud (sic)."