The upcoming Tamil film Thalaivar 171, directed by Lokesh Kanagaraj, has been creating a lot of buzz among the fans of Rajinikanth and Mammootty. The reason is that the two superstars are rumored to reunite on screen after 32 years, since their last collaboration in the 1991 classic Thalapathi.
According to various reports, Mammootty will play a major role in Thalaivar 171, which is expected to be a high-octane action thriller with a unique twist. Rajinikanth, who is currently shooting for Thalaivar 170 with Jai Bhim director T.J.Gnanavel, will join the sets of Thalaivar 171 from March 2024.
Thalaivar 171 is produced by Sun Pictures, which has also bankrolled Rajinikanth’s previous blockbuster Petta. The film will mark the first collaboration between Rajinikanth and Lokesh Kanagaraj, who is known for his critically acclaimed films such as Leo, Kaithi, and Master.
The film is also said to feature Raghava Lawrence, who is a die-hard fan of Rajinikanth and has directed and acted in several hit films such as Kanchana, Muni, and Laxmii. The rest of the cast and crew details are yet to be announced.
The fans of Rajinikanth and Mammootty are eagerly waiting for the official confirmation of their reunion, which will be a historic moment for the Indian cinema. The two legends have shared a great rapport and mutual respect for each other over the years, and have praised each other’s work on several occasions.
Thalaivar 171 is expected to release in late 2024 or early 2025, and will be a treat for the fans of both the superstars. The film will also showcase the versatility and charisma of Rajinikanth, who is still going strong at the age of 73, and the acting prowess and elegance of Mammootty, who is 81 years old but looks much younger.