The title of Rajinikanth’s next film - his first with director AR Murgadoss - has been revealed. Named Darbar, the film will bring together Rajinikanth and Nayathara. The film’s producer Lyca Productions shared a first look poster along with the title reveal on Twitter early on Tuesday morning. Darbar is all set for Pongal 2020 release.
The first look poster leaves a few clues as to what could the film be on. The poster shows Rajinikanth laughing, surrounded by heavy machinery. There's also an IPS tag hinting that the Superstar could be playing a police officer in the film. The placement of the Gateway of India right on top of the poster confirms that the film will also be shot in Mumbai. With a slight spin on the 'Good, Bad, Ugly', a sentence on the poster reads - 'You decide if you want me to be good, bad or worse' - probably one of Rajini's punches in the film.
The project most likely to go on the floors in Mumbai from later this week and Superstar is said to have allocated 90 days for the project.
There were rumours doing the rounds that Keerthy Suresh is being considered as the leading lady for the project. Keerthy had worked with Murugadoss in Sarkar. Putting all these rumours to rest, Rajinikanth’s publicist Riaz Ahmed on Monday clarified that apart from Nayanthara nobody else has been finalised yet in Rajinikanth’s next project. Nayanthara and Rajinikanth fans are pretty excited as the two are collaborating for the third time after Chandramukhi and Kuselan.
Popular lensman Santosh Sivan has been roped in on board. Santhosh revealed on his Twitter page that he has signed Rajinikanth’s film, the film will mark Sivan’s reunion with Rajinikanth after Mani Ratnam’s Thalapathi. Anirudh Ravichander has been signed to compose music with lyricist Vivek penning the lyrics. This will be his second successive film with Rajinikanth after Petta. Leading stunt director duo – Ram and Lakshman – will choreograph the action sections and A Sreekar Prasad will be editing the film.
Originally, the project was supposed to be produced by Sun Pictures. However, they pulled out of the project after their previous outing with Murugadoss, Sarkar, was mired in controversy. Subsequently, Lyca Productions took over the reins of the project. While Lyca had produced Rajinikanth’s 2.0, they ventured into production with Murugadoss’s Kaththi.
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