Mumbai, September 21, 2021: The biopic of late Jayalalitha, titled "Thalaivi" was recently released on cinemas and received rave reviews all around. The film starring Kangana Ranaut traced Jayalalithaa's journey from a successful actress to the Chief Minister of Tamil Nadu.
The movie ended on such a note that the story still could have explored a lot more or perhaps a key part of Jayalalitha's life. This A. L. Vijay directed ended with the scene where Jayalalithaa was sworn in for her first term as Chief Minister of Tamil Nadu. It was just the beginning of her stellar political career, which was nothing short of a blockbuster tale.
Thalaivii's Writer, Rajat Arora, in a recent chat with BollywoodLife, talked about the same Where he not only clarified why the makers agreed to end the film where they did but also disclosed the possible sequel to it with Kangana again returning to portray the iconic character.
"We always wanted to tell a story where a girl from cinema reached the CM's chair", Rajat Arora told BollywoodLife. "It was a conscious decision to tell this part of her journey, that's why if you see the poster, it says, 'Cinema se CM tak (from cinema to the CM)'. Politics is another chapter of her life over 20-30 years and cramming it within 15 minutes wouldn't have done it justice".
"100%, there was always the intention that if we want to show her (Jayalalithaa's) journey ahead, then we'll show it in part 2. Let's see if the story takes shape. Of course, we've spoken to Kanganaji. Y'all all are saying that we haven't shown her journey after becoming the CM, so if y'all are saying that there's so much more story left to show, then definitely it can be shown, the story is there. However, how to take it forward will need to be discussed after we met", he added.
Thalaivii is produced by Vishnu Vardhan Induri and Shailesh R Singh under the banners of Vibri Media, and Karma Media And Entertainment. It also stars Arvind Swamy, Prakash Raj, Bhagyashree Patwardhan, Madhoo, and Jisshu Sengupta in key roles.