Arvind Swami’s look as MG Ramachandran, founder of the AIADMK party and the man who played an important role in Jayalalithaa’s life, in the film is now out. He bears an uncanny resemblance to the late leader. The teaser begins with a black and white image of MGR with the words ‘DOB – 17.1.1917 – still lives in people’s hearts’. The ‘Naan Ungal Veetu Pillai’ song begins playing in the background followed by a shot of a set in which he sings and dances to the lines from the iconic song. The body language looks quite close to that of MGR’s.
In the posters, dressed in sky blue polos and wearing MGR’s trademark black shades, Arvind Swami is seen walking with his hands raised in a ‘Vanakkam’, and in another visual, he’s seen seated wearing a bright maroon silk shirt, a look of admiration on his face. The first looks have been released on MGR’s birth anniversary. Thalaivi is slated to be released in the mid of 2020.