Rajinikanth and Amitabh Bachchan to reunite after 32 years

The tentatively titled, Thalaivar 170 starring Rajinikanth is directed by TJ Gnanavel. Reportedly, legendary actor Amitabh Bachchan is set to be a part of it.

Khateja Qureshi | Published On: Jun, 11, 2023 | 01:18 AM

Rajinikanth and Amitabh Bachchan to reunite after 32 years

Two legendary actors of Indian cinema, Rajinikanth and Amitabh Bachchan are reportedly set to reunite for an upcoming film after 32 years. A well-known source in the industry reported that the actors will be sharing screen space in TJ Gnanavel’s Thalaivar170.

If the reports are anything to be believed, the duo worked together on films like Hum, Andha Kaanoon, Geraftaar, and Kochadaiyaan and delivered blockbuster hits. This will mark the much-awaited reunion of Rajinikanth and Bachchan after more than 3 decades.

Thalaivar 170 is reportedly based on a true incident and Rajinikanth is said to be playing a cop. The film is bankrolled by Lyca Productions and the music is composed by Anirudh Ravichandran. The shoot is expected to begin soon and will be released in theaters at the end of 2024.

It was also reported that Chiyaan Vikram was approached to play the role of antagonist in the film. According to reports, TJ Gnanavel approached Vikram for a negative role in the Rajinikanth starrer.

For the unversed, Rajinikanth gearing up for his film Jailer, directed by Nelson Dilipkumar. The highly anticipated film also stars Bollywood actor Jackie Shroff, Kannada actor Shivarajkumar and Malayalam superstar Mohanlal in key roles. It also stars Ramya Krishnan, Yogi Babu, Vasanth Ravi, Vinayakan, and others in supporting roles. The film will arrive during Vinayaka Chaturthi Festival this August.