Thalaivii pays a beautiful tribute to J. Jayalalithaa. The movie showcases the heartfelt love tale of Jayalalithaa and MGR’s love tale, a romance that is beyond the label. The buzz surrounding Thalaivi has only risen since its inception. The film has aroused interest from the start, given that it is a biopic of former actress and Tamil Nadu Chief Minister J Jayalalithaa, whose life is the stuff of tales. When it was reported that Kangana Ranaut will play Jayalalithaa in a biopic, there were more nays than ayes. It’s difficult to portray a towering personality like MGR in a performance. While Mohanlal succeeded in capturing the essence of the matinee idol and politician in Iruvar, Arvind Swami’s stills from this film bear a remarkable similarity to MGR.
The fact that Thalaivii is written by Vijayendra Prasad, the writer of blockbusters like the Baahubali movies, Bhajrangi Bhaijaan, Mersal, and Manikarnika, is one of the major reasons to be thrilled about it. The veteran is famed for his brilliant scheming, particularly when it comes to creating a mythology around characters. Given that this is a period drama, the filmmakers are believed to have gone to considerable lengths to ensure that the picture is historically accurate. While Vijay’s films are hit-or-miss, he has proven to be a capable hand when it comes to dealing with period topics, as evidenced by his biggest blockbuster Madrassapattinam.
It made 20-25 lakhs in Hindi cinema and 80 lakhs in Tamil cinema, bringing the total to Rs 1.25 crore, according to Box Office India. According to a report, the Hindi version of the film made Rs 20 lakh on its first day. Though, it needs to pick up the pace to collect a good box office in the upcoming weeks.