The trailer of Kangana Ranaut starrer ‘Thalaivi’ was unveiled on March 23. The trailer was released on the occasion of Kangana’s birthday. The film also stars Prakash Raj, Jisshu Sengupta, Bhagyasheree, Madhoo and Poorna in pivotal roles.
Based on the life of Tamil politician J Jayalalithaa, the film is all set to hit the theatres on April 23.
The trailer looks surreal as Kangana has left no stone unturned to justify the role of late Tamil politician. The trailer also give glimpses of her relationship with MG Ramachandran (MGR) played by Arvind Swami.
With the guidance and love of MGR, the actor garnered a massive fan following. After MGR’s death, she showed how she can be an independent leader with her hard work and dedication.
The trailer also shows Jayalalitha’s struggles in her political life. It has an intense glimpse of the controversial saree pulling incident in the Assembly.
Why Jayalalitha’s saree was pulled in the Assembly?
On March 25, 1989, Jayalalithaa, the Leader of the Opposition and the first woman in the state to occupy that post, was assaulted in the Tamil Nadu Legislative Assembly.
Violence erupted in the Assembly between members of her party and MLAs of Karunanidhi’s DMK. Karunanidhi called her all sorts of name after she called him a criminal. Later she was physically assaulted and the loose end of her saree was pulled out.
Incensed and humiliated, she left the Assembly, vowing that she would come back as the Chief Minister. The incident acquired the reverence of myth in the public imagination.
Two years down the line, she threw Karunanidhi off the CM seat and swept to power.