Monday, 27 August 2018

Padma Shri Bharathiraja to direct Jayalalithaa Biopic

Padma Shri award-winning director #PBharathiraja has now joined hands with the award-winning producer #AdityaBharadwaj of Y-Star CTPL in the making of a biographical movie based on the life and legacy of the late Tamil Nadu’s CM #JJayalalithaa.

Bharathiraja, with his first film 16 Vayathinile broke the then existing convention to create a whole new genre of village cinema. He is known to have discovered the late actress Sridevi and directing multiple hit films with actors such as Kamal Hassan and Rajinikanth in the Tollywood industry. He will now be directing the biopic of late J.Jayalalithaa, the most powerful political figure of Tamil Nadu. For playing the role of Amma (J.Jayalalithaa) Nayantara is being considered along with Anushka Shetty.

The production house has completed the intense and thorough research that is required in the making of the film and it is said to be in its pre-production phase. Y-Star is currently lining up the top of the line technicians belonging to the industry so as to portray the larger than life character and persona of “Aamma”. The technicians ranging from musicians, editors to cinematographers will be amongst the leading names from the Tamil and Telugu film industry. The process continues to only have the best of the best technicians.

When the producer Aditya Bharadwaj was asked about the biopic he said, “We have been working on this film for more than a year and had announced in Dec 2017 on Amma's anniversary of her demise, we are trying our best to make the film as large as, that of Jayalalitha character and persona in Tamil Nadu politics and we hope that the audience appreciate our work once the movie hits the theatres.”

Further adds, the co-producer of the film A.V. Chauhan, “It is our privilege to be working on such a project with Legendary director Bharathiraja sir, who will be directing our most ambitious film, which is being made on such a great and well-known personality of our country. She was much loved amongst all and I am sure her followers would love to see her journey through life, with her ups-down on the big screen.”   

The makers are also planning to bring legendary actors from Kollywood & Tollywood to play prominent key characters of MGR, Sasikala, and NTR. There are even updates flying around that the creative team along with the producer Aditya Bharadwaj are in Chennai and are working on the last few parts of completing the pre-production of the movie, then the film will go on floors by the end of this winter and will hit the theatres in the end of 2019. The cast and crew details of the movie will be officially announced soon.

This is great news for the nation and the admirers of Amma who follow her religiously since they will get to witness her legacy through this up-coming biopic where it will all come alive on the Silver Screen.
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