Rajinikanth and director Lokesh Kanagaraj have joined forces for their next cinematic venture Thalaivar 171, and the industry is abuzz with the news of Raghava Lawrence becoming the villain in Rajinikanth film.
Lokesh Kanagaraj is leaving no stone unturned in preparing for this monumental film. The director is meticulously crafting the Thalaivar 171 story, and the cast and crew selection is a crucial aspect of the project. The film is slated to go into production in March 2024, setting the stage for a unique cinematic experience.
Thalaivar 171 casting choice of Raghava Lawrence to play the antagonist is a surprising turn of events, especially considering his unwavering admiration for Superstar Rajinikanth. This decision signifies an intriguing departure from Lawrence’s usual roles and presents an exciting opportunity for both the actor and his fans.
Raghava Lawrence was initially approached by Lokesh to play a role in Kamal Haasan’s “Vikram.” However, the actor declined the offer, as the character was linked to drugs, a subject he preferred not to be associated with. Now, it seems that fate has led him to take on a different, yet equally captivating role, where he becomes the antagonist against his beloved idol, Rajinikanth.
“Thalaivar 171,” is expected to be a standalone project, unconnected to Lokesh’s Cinematic Universe (LCU). Lokesh has also revealed that this film will explore a side of Rajinikanth rarely seen before – his villainous avatar. This revelation has sent Rajinikanth’s fans into a frenzy of excitement, as they eagerly await this unique portrayal on the silver screen.
Anirudh Ravichander is set to compose the film’s music, and Sun Pictures will be handling production duties. While the full details of the cast and crew have yet to be confirmed, there’s no doubt that this project will bring together a remarkable ensemble of talent.