In ‘Thalaivii’, writer KV Vijayendra Prasad and Vijay refashion the Jayalalithaa story into a solid mythical melodrama, starring Kangana Ranaut and Arvind Swami

Posted on September 8, 2021

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Spoilers ahead…

Vijay’s Thalaivistarring Kangana Ranaut and Arvind Swami, is finally out in theatres after a very, very long time. And I must say that the film deserves the large screen. One reason I say this is because the film’s got scope, it’s got scale and it’s got grand production design. It looks fantastic on screen and another reason I say that is because it has an overall ‘epicness’ to it. Jayalalitha was a larger-than-life woman and this is a deliberately-made larger-than-life movie told in an almost mythical masala mode.

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