Thalapathi film by Mani Ratnam with Superstar Rajnikanth as lead actor is still remembered by many movie lovers. Malayalam Star hero and legend, Mammotty played another lead role in the film that gave us “Surya – Deva” friendship goals. Thalapathi has become a cult classic over the years and not just Rajnikanth fans but Indian movie lovers have a separate place in their hearts for the film. Thalapathi has become a part of folklore about Rajnikanth, who later became “Thalaivar” for Tamil Cinema.
While Nayakan for Kamal Hassan became a globally appreciated film, Thalapathi became a Diwali blockbuster that cemented Rajnikanth’s stardom for the next generation of movie going youth as well. Thalapathi can be classified as the movie that ignited a different commercial cinema for new audience of Tamil Cinema. Post this movie, Rajnikanth stopped being part of overtly ridiculous mass action stunts and we can find that difference in films like Annamalai, Baasha.
Thalapathi songs like “Sundari”, “Rakkamma”, “Yamunai Aatrile”, “Kattu Kuyilu” composed by Ilaiyaraja and his background score are still popular among film lovers. Recently, Lyca Productions have produced Mani Ratnam’s Chekka Chivantha Vaanam and now, Ponniyin Selvan as two parts. They have earned huge profits with the PS-1 and PS-2 is said to be already in profits. After such a huge blockbuster, any producer would not want to lose another chance to work with the director of such big hit. Hence, Chennai media reports suggest that Lyca have been keen on bringing back Thalapathi combination to the fore.
Mani Ratnam never worked second time with Kamal Hassan or Rajnikanth and he stated that he wants to special movies, if he directs them again. Lyca Productions have deep pockets to let Mani Ratnam take any big project to screen with any big star. Rajnikanth has accepted to be part of two productions of Lyca and one has been given to Cibi Chakravarthy, Siva Karthikeyan’s Don movie fame.
Second one could be with Mani Ratnam suggest reports. Rajnikanth is currently busy with his next film, Jailer shooting, in the direction of Nelson Dilipkumar for Sun Pictures. If this news really turns out to be true then Thalapathi movie fans and regular movie lovers will be asking for second part for Thalapathi, if possible.
PS-1 has become All-Time Highest grosser at TN BO! Read about it here.