After releasing the first look of Kangana Ranaut as the Jayalalithaa from the much-awaithed biopic Thalaivi. The makers have decided to unveil the first look posters of actor Arvind Swami as Maruthur Gopala Ramachandran, better known as MGR, on the occasion of late actor-politician’s 103rd birth anniversary.
The actor took his Twitter to handle to post the poster and captioned, “Here is my first look as Puratchi Thalaivar, Makkal Thilagam MGR in Thalaivi.”
MGR was one of the most influential icons of Tamil cinema, he was also one of the greatest politicians of Tamil Nadu. It is said that MGR is the one who introduced Jayalalithaa to AIADMK, the political party founded by him. He served as the third Chief Minister of Tamil Nadu in 1977 till 1987. It is also said that when he died Jayalalithaa stood by his body for two days at a public hall. Later she took over the reigns of the party to finally become Tamil Nadu’s youngest Chief Minister in 1991. Jayalalithaa and MGR have done several films together, including 1965’s Aayirathil Oruvan while 1973’s Pattikaattu Ponnaiya was their last.
Directed by Vijay, Thalaivi is slated to hit screens on June 26, 2020.