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Default Film 'Thalaivi' - TOP 10 Controversies, Unknown Facts & Interesting Facts, Negative Reviews

Story, Film is about:
  • Director AL Vijay, known for films like Diya and Thalaivaa, made public the tile of his upcoming biopic. Titled Thalaivi.
  • Directed by A.L. Vijay
  • Produced by Vishnuvardhan Induri & Shailesh R. Singh
  • Music by Ankit Balhara, Sanchit Balhara, G.V. Prakash Kumar

TOP 10 unknown Facts & Interesting Facts:
  • Film is sold to both Netflix and Amazon in both Hindi and Tamil for around Rs 55 crore
  • Prakash Raj who played Tamil Selvam in Iruvar (1997), a character based on the life of M. Karunanidhi plays Karunanidhi again in this movie, this time for real.
  • Ranaut is charging whopping Rs 25 crore for her film Thalaivi
  • Bhagyashree coming back after 10 years.
  • The film which is based on actress-turned-politician J Jayalalithaa is being made on a large scale, however, due to the lockdown, the shooting of the same has come to a halt.
  • She said, "Thalaivi I am shooting in two languages, so I will charge for two films, I will not charge for one film," she said. However, Kangana also expressed her will to lower her fee if need be and not let the industry suffer in any way.
  • She also clarified that the film is not meant for the digital platform directly and won't release there.
  • More coming soon
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Kangana was born on 20 March 1987 in Bhambla, near Manali, which is in the Mandi district of Himachal Pradesh. Her dad's name is Amardeep, who is a businessman and contractor, her mom, Asha, is a school-teacher. She has two sisters, eldest one is Rangoli, and she has a brother, Ak****, who is about a year younger than her. Her grandfather was an IAS Officer. Kangana spent her childhood in Dehra Dun and studied in DAV's High School where she participated in many debates, Elocutions, and was a basket-ball player.

After completing her schooling, she attended Science College in Simla. She was enrolled in the Elite School of Modeling, and also tried some theater acting in Delhi and was a member of the Smita Theater Group under Arvind Gaur. She is also a trained Kathak dancer.

She decided to re-locate to Bombay, and lived in a flat in Yari Road, Versova. In September 2005, she was spotted drinking coffee in a cafe by Film-maker Anurag Basu, who approached her, and eventually signed her up for a lead role in Gangster (2006).

Since then, Kangana Ranaut has won 3 National Awards for her performance in _Fashion (2008)_qv, _Queen (2014)_qv and _Tanu Weds Manu Returns (2015)_qv.

TOP 10 Unknown Facts, Interesting Facts
  • Her father is a businessman and her mother is a schoolteacher.
  • Wanted to be a doctor before starting a career in showbiz.
  • Came in #3 in BollySpice.com Magazine's list of "Top 10 Actresses of 2006". (January 2007).
  • Anurag Basu spotted Kangana having coffee at a cafe back in September 2005. He got so impressed with her, that he eventually signed her for a lead role in his film Gangster (2006).
  • She was listed as "India's hottest vegetarian" by PETA in 2013.
  • In the film Queen(2014), she wore an "Alice in Wonderland" sweatshirt on her last day in Amsterdam. This is a tribute to the book on which the movie is loosely based.
  • She is a trained Kathak Dancer.
  • Kangana Ranaut is one of the youngest actresses to win the prestigious National Film Awards at the age of 22. She won Best Supporting Actress Award for Fashion(2008).
  • Kangana started out as a theatre actor in Delhi with the Asmita Theatre Group. She worked with director Arvind Gaur at IHC (India Habitat Centre). Her first play was Girish Karnad's Taledanda (Rakt Kalyan).
  • As of 2017, She is the recipient of a total of 3 National awards. One for Best Supporting actress for Fashion(2008) and two for Best Actress for Queen(2014) and Tanu Weds Manu Returns(2015).
  • She is one of the only three actresses who won National Award for Best Actress consecutively. She won the award in two consecutive years 2015 and 2016, for Queen(2014) and Tanu Weds Manu Returns(2015) respectively. The other two actresses are Shabana Azmi(Azmi won for 3 consecutive years actually) and Archana.
  • Reportedly, She was paid whooping 110 million rupees for Rangoon(2017). This is the highest payment ever made to a bollywood actress for a film.
  • Kangana co-wrote her own dialogues in Queen(2014). She told Vikas Bahl (director of Queen) that she wanted to do the character in her own way and she improvised her lines during filming. This film brought her unanimous critical acclaim for her acting s****s. She won Best Actress award at almost every award ceremony including Filmfare and National Awards.
  • She is one of the seven actresses who has won National Award for Best Actress more than once. As of 2017, She has won for Queen(2014) and Tanu Weds Manu Returns(2015). The other six actresses are Shabana Azmi, Sharada, Smita Patil, Archana, Shobana and Tabu.
  • In 2004, the producers Ramesh Sharma and Pahlaj Nilani announced that Ranaut would make her film debut with the Deepak Shivdasani-directed I Love You Boss. The film got shelved.
  • During early years of her career, Kangana's family didn't support her choice to act and she was once thrown out of her home with no money.
  • To prepare for her role as Datto in her film Tanu Weds Manu Returns(2015), she used to roam around in the campus of Delhi University in the same get up, and students around were not aware.
  • Starred in the shelved movie "I Love You Boss" (2005). Starring Shatrughan Sinha, Kangana Ranaut. Produced by Pahlaj Nihalani,Directed by Deepak Shivdasani.
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Bhagysshree was born in a royal, though very conservative Marathi-speaking, Patwardhan family on February 23, 1969. Her father is the former Maharaja of Sangli, whose qualifications include MBA and LLB. Since her childhood she was taught Sanskrit, as her dad recites Slokas.

She was contemplating going overseas to pursue her studies in Management, when Sheela, the former wife of actor/film-maker, Amol Palekar, approached her to act in a television serial 'Kaachi Dhoop', which she accepted. The TV serial proved to be very popular, and as a result she also ended up appearing in 'Honi Anhonee', and 'Kisse Miya Biwi Ke'.

The popularity of this charming, beautiful Piscean with an innocent fresh face got her the lead in Sooraj Barjatya's 'Maine Pyar Kiya', opposite Salman Khan, which went on to be a blockbuster. She also ended up starring in a total of 6 movies: 2 from Bangladesh, 2 in Kannada, and 2 in Telugu. The change in language did not prove to be a challenge as languages in India are based in Sanskrit and this is where her childhood education came to her aid.

'Maine Pyar Kiya' could have been an ideal step to popularity, but shortly after its release, Bhagyashree decided to get married to her boyfriend, Himalay Dassani.

She conditionally offered to act in movies provided a lead role was provided to Himalay. She did star with him in three movies 'Qaid Main Hai Bulbul', 'Tyaagi', and 'Paayal', but all three failed at the box office.

She then turned her attention to her family, and soon became the mother of two children. She gives priority to her family and will only work 15 days a month.

She did a come-back to the small screen with with a TV serial in which she played the role of a mature politician. She also appeared in a TV commercial for Parag Sarees.

She made a special appearance in 'Humko Deewana Kar Gaye', and 'Janani'.

This suave and gentle young woman is also involved in 'Kagaz Ki Kashti' which is being produced by her husband for the small screen, and is to be aired on Sahara One.

Arvind Swami was born in Chennai, India. His parents were V.D.Swami and Vasantha Swami. V.D.Swami was a freedom fighter and an industrialist and Vasantha Swami was an accomplished Bharatanatyam Dancer. Arvind Swami did his schooling in Sishya School and Don Bosco School in Chennai. He went to Loyola College in Chennai for his undergraduate studies and to Wake Forest, n.c. for his Master's program. Arvind's first film was 'Thalapathi' directed by Mani Ratnam. He went on to do many hit films like 'Roja', 'Bombay', 'Minsara Kanavu', 'Devaragam', 'Puthayal', 'En Swasa Katre', 'AlaiPayuthe' etc. In spite of his many successful movies, many awards and a lot of critical acclaim, he left the movies in 2000 and focussed on his business and family. He was the President of InterPro Global and is the Chairman of Talent Maximus, a leading company in India engaged in Payroll Processing, Staffing and HR services. In 2012, he has returned to the movies with Mani Ratnam's 'Kadal', the shooting of which is still in progress.

Samuthirakani is an actor and director, known for Naadodigal (2009), Visaaranai (2015) and Poraali (2011).

Raj Arjun is an actor, known for Raees (2017), Secret Superstar (2017) and Kaalo (2010).

Thambi Ramaiah is an actor and director, known for Mynaa (2010), Kumki (2012) and Kathai Thiraikathai Vasanam Iyakkam (2014).
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Default Kangana Ranautís Thalaivi Sold To Netflix & Amazon for a Whopping Amount; Details below

The latest film to join the bandwagon of films moving straight for a digital release is Kangana Ranaut’s Thalaivi. The biographical film, based on the life of J. Jayalalithaa, late politician and film actress will now not see a theatrical release.

A bunch of big banner films are moving straight for a digital release as due to the lockdown, theatres and cineplexes are shut down. Films are waiting for release after the lockdown is lifted and in such a scenario, it will be difficult for filmmakers to accommodate all films for a theatrical release.

Amitabh Bachchan and Ayushmann Khurrana's Gulabo Sitabo and Vidya Balan's Shakuntala Devi were among the first few films to announce their digital release. Soon, more movies have started to consider the OTT platforms to release their films.

Recently, Akshay Kumar and Kiara Advani starrer Laxmmi Bomb confirmed it’s digital release and the comedy horror film has been sold for a record-breaking amount of Rs 125 crores to Hotstar. The latest film to join the bandwagon is Kangana Ranaut’s Thalaivi. The biographical film, based on the life of J. Jayalalithaa, late politician and film actress will now not see a theatrical release.

Reportedly, Thalaivi is all set to have a digital release and has been sold to Netflix and Amazon Prime for a whopping amount of Rs 55 Crore.

When asked if she was okay with her film Thalaivi releasing straight on OTT, Kangana told Pinkvilla: “It depends. For example, a film like Thalaivi just can't release on digital because it is such a massive scale film, neither a movie like Manikarnika is a digital space film, but yes films like Panga, Judgementall Hai Kya also cater to that audience. The way the film is made, it is very digital-friendly. They have recovered huge costs through digital itself. So, it depends.”

However, further she maintained: “For Thalaivi, it is a bilingual film. As a matter of fact, the film is sold to both Netflix and Amazon in both Hindi and Tamil for around Rs 55 crore."

Meanwhile, speaking of Thalaivi, the film is directed by A. L. Vijay and produced by Vishnu Vardhan Induri and Shailesh R Singh under their respective banners Vibri Media and Karma Media And Entertainment. Based on the life of J. Jayalalithaa, this film is one of the highly anticipated releases of the year and it will be interesting to see Kangana Ranaut’s transformation for this biographical project.
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