Watch 'Thalaivi' teaser: Arvind Swami's transformation as MG Ramachandran is near-perfect

WION Web Team
New Delhi Published: Jan 17, 2020, 12:31 PM(IST)

'Thalaivi' is former Tamil Nadu chief minister J Jayalalithaa's biopic. Photograph:( Twitter )

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Actor Arvind Swami has literally transformed himself as MGR in the upcoming film 'Thalaivi'

A biopic based on the life of former Tamil Nadu Chief Minister J Jayalalithaa has been in the news ever since Kangana Ranaut was revealed to play the late actress-politician in ‘Thalaivi’. 

With the first look of the film ‘Thalaivi’ being one of the most talked-about things last year, the makers today on the occasion of MG Ramachandran's (MGR) birth anniversary, released the teaser of the film featuring his character.

Actor Arvind Swami has literally transformed himself as the man in the upcoming film. In the first look poster released, Arvind sports a clean-shaven look and is wearing similar clothes as MGR. 

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‘Thalaivi’ is based on the life of J Jayalalithaa as it promises to show her journey from a young girl to one who became one of the most active faces of Indian politics. Also see: 'Thalaivi' teaser: Kangana Ranaut looks awe-inspiring in her look as Jayalalithaa

Also read: Thalaivi: Kangana Ranaut gets trolled for 'took hormone pills' comment, sister comes to defence

Directed by Vijay, ‘Thalaivi’ will release on June 26, 2020.

Talking about Arvind’s look in the film, Vijay said that he was not looking to replicate the look but just go close to his original style. Also read: Kangana Ranaut gets trolled for Jayalalithaa look from 'Thalaivi', netizens say 'Kamal Haasan better choice'

Also read: Kangana Ranaut undergoes extensive prep for Jayalalithaa biopic 'Thalaivi'

Watch the teaser here:

He also said in an interview, "Amma had mentioned in an interview that the two most important people in her life were her mother and MGR. We’ve ensured that we do everything possible to get MGR’s portrayal right on the screen. Arvind Swami has transformed himself completely to fit into the role. He started prepping for this role some three months before we actually began shooting.”

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