After being released in theaters earlier this month, Kangana Ranaut star Thalaivii is now streaming on Netflix. The biopic of J Jayalalithaa directed by AL Vijay and written by KV Vijeyandra Prasad, also starred Arvind Swami.
Before, Kangana she had brought it to her Instagram stories and hailed it as one of the “best movies of her career” to date.
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Although Thalaivii opened its warm reviews by film critics, it suffered losses as the theaters in Bombay and Kerala are still closed and the presence of moviegoers is still low in other parts of the country. Multiplex chains PVR Cinemas and INOX Leisure Ltd refused to screen the Hindi version of the film saying the Netflix premiere window was too narrow.
The film had previously been released in April, but was postponed due to the second wave of Covid-19 arriving in India. Now, as the movie is streamed on Netflix, many will be able to catch Thalaivii for the first time.
In his review, The Indian Express film critic Shubhra Gupta wrote:Kangana inhabits this complex character like Thalaivii’s skin, from the moment Jaya is a budding actress, chasing the powerful MGR (Arvind Swamy), to her meteoric rise in the film industry, and her transition, reluctant at first, and then every time more stable and secure, to become an ambitious and unrestricted politician. “
“Without checking whether the events shown in the film were true to real-life events, the film manages to give us an instant view of the politics of the Tamil Nadu era (MGR was a minister in 1977-87; popularity as an idol of the film that promotes his rise to politics, a very Tamil and Telugu phenomenon.) MGR never hid the fact that Jayalalitha was his protégé, and his closeness was always a painful point among his supporters: in the film, he is represented by the loyalist RMV (Raj Arjun) who becomes an almost comical note in the way he continues to look at the woman who it takes its beloved leader’s attention from where it needs to be, ”Gupta added.