Bollywood star Rajinikanth has wrapped up principal photography on Sun Pictures’ Jailer.
The film is directed by Nelson, who previously helmed the hits “Kolamaavu Kokila” (2018), starring Nayanthara, “Doctor” (2021), starring Sivakarthikeyan and “Beast” (2022), starring Vijay.
While the plot is wrapped, the movie belongs to the action genre. The cast includes Kannada-language movie star Shiva Rajkumar, Malayalam-language cinema legend Mohanlal, Tamanna Bhatia and Ramya Krishnan from the Baahubali series. Kalanithi Maran produces Two Thieves Pictures.
The film is Rajinikanth’s 169th. Born Shivaji Rao Gaekwad, Rajinikanth started his career in 1975 with the Tamil language film ‘Apoorva Raagangal’. Since then he has starred in films across Indian languages and has attained cult status. Rajinikanth is a phenomenon among South Indian stars. His popularity includes fan bases in the United States and Japan. Its each release is treated as a religious event by fans and causes such a frenzy that cinemas play back-to-back screenings at dawn in the first week of release.
In 2017, he officially announced his decision to join politics, but has since decided not to participate due to health reasons. In 2021 he received the Dadasaheb Phalke Award, India’s highest honor.
The Jailer is scheduled to be released on August 10. Rajinikanth will also appear in an extended show later this year in Lyca Productions’ “Lal Salaam” directed by his daughter Aishwarya Dhanush (“Vai Raja Vai”).
The next star will headline a project currently slated to be called ‘Thalavar 170’, directed by TJ Gnanavel (Amazon Prime video movie ‘Jai Bhim’) and produced by Lyca. Thalaivar literally means leader and is one of the epithets used to describe Rajinikanth.