Marking the death anniversary of the People’s King of Tamil Nadu, Dr. M. G. Ramachandran, the team of Thalaivi revealed new look of Arvind Swami as MGR from the film. Earlier on the 103rd birth anniversary of MGR, the makers of Thalaivi released the first look of Arvind Swami as the legend MGR, tracing the youth and life of him as an actor.
As a tribute to #MGR, Tamil Nadu’s most loved leader on his death anniversary, presenting @thearvindswami’s look as the legendary leader! Wrote the production house on their twitter handle
Now, on the death anniversary, the new look, played by Arvind Swami, presents the late legendary actor and respected politician MGR at the peak of his political career. Thalaivi traces the life events of J Jayalalithaa played by Kangana Ranaut along with the great contribution of MGR in her journey to stardom and politics.
South Indian Star Arvind Swami is all set to make his comeback in Bollywood after his remarkable performances in Roja and Bombay. Talking about the look as MGR, creative producer Brinda Prasad shares, “MGR has been one of the most widely respected and loved figure amongst the people of Tamil Nadu. We as the makers had to be extremely cautious about the presentation of a personality who is so great in stature. We have made a conscious effort to not just ace the look but also emulate the characteristics of the legendary hero and Arvind Swami has been the apt choice for the role.”
Producer Shaailesh R Singh shares, “It was overwhelming to witness the warm response to the earlier looks of the film, whether for Kangana Ranaut’s portrayal as Jayalalithaa or our first look of MGR by Arvind Swami. With every accolade, our responsibility to deliver better and live up to the expectations has been increasing and when we decided to present the look of Arvind Swami as MGR in his later stage as a politician, we have been extremely diligent about the details. We hope the audience continues to shower their love on the film and accept our attempt of tribute to the legends of South Indian cinema as well as politics.”