Trailer Review: Thalaivi – Strong dialogues and powerful performances. GOOSEBUMPS!

Thalaivi is all set to hit the screens on April 23 this year.

The trailer of the J. Jayalalithaa biopic, Thalaivi, starring Kangana Ranaut, was released this Tuesday and what a chatter it has caused online. The movie has been much talked about and looked forward to, right since the first look was unveiled.

The trailer manages to give the viewers a good glimpse of the movie – showcasing Jayalalithaa’s journey as an actor, her association with MGR, followed by her entry into the (then) patriarchal political system and then rising to becoming the much-loved Chief Minister of Tamil Nadu. And as expected, I think Kangana has left no stone unturned in getting into the skin of her character.

Kangana Ranaut recently took to Social Media to reveal she had gained 20kgs and how she got back in shape in just a few months.

Kangana’s strong performance does not manage to overshadow Arvind Swami’s portrayal of Maruthur Gopala Ramachandran (MGR).

What also stood out for me in the trailer are the strong dialogues and that is something I’m really looking forward to. Here are some dialogues, so you know what I mean –

“MGR mujhe bata rahe the ki medu vade mein anguthe se achha hole padta hai…ungli nahi karte”

“Abhi toh sirf pankh faylaaye hai udaan bharna abhi baaki hai” 

“Madam Prime Minister if you give an arms to Tamil Nadu, it will give you back a pound” 

“I also didn’t know North Indians can understand such good English” 

“Aaj jiss tarah se tune mera bhari sabha mein mera apmaan kiya hai….waise hi cheer haran Kaurawon ne Draupadi ka kiya tha….woh Satta ki ladhayi bhi woh jeeti thi aur yeh satta ki ladhayi mein bhi main jeetungi….Kyunki Mahabharat ka dusra naam hai Jaya”

“Aapki jeet har aurat ki jeet hogi”

“Iss ladhayi mein hum gir sakte, zakhmi ho sakte hai magar peeche nahi hatt sakte”

“Agar muje maa samjoge tumhe mere dil mein jagah milegi aur agar muje sirf ek aurat samjoge toh tumhe”

The film is all set to hit the silver screens on April 23 this year. Directed by Vijay, co-produced by Vishnu Vardhan Induri & Shaailesh R Singh, and written by Baahubali writer KV Vijayendra Prasad & Madhan Karky, the film will release in Hindi, Tamil and Telugu.

P.S. Do check out all 3 trailers – different cut, different treatment. The above review is that of the Hindi version.

Have you watched the trailer yet? What stood out for you the most? How excited are you for the release? Tell me in the comments section.

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