Darbar will mark Rajinikanth's return to playing a police officer after 25 years. He was last seen playing a police officer in 1992 Tamil film Pandian.
Makers of Darbar release special poster on Rajinikanth’s birthday
Chennai - 12 Dec 2019 12:18 IST
On the occasion of former superstar Rajinikanth’s 70th birthday, a special poster was release by the makers of his upcoming film Darbar (2020) on Thursday.
The poster features Rajinikanth walking majestically with a fiery look on his face. It immediately went viral on social media.
Happy Birthday THALAIVAA @rajinikanth 😎🎁🎉🎊 wishes from @LycaProductions & team #DARBAR 👑#Thalaivar #Superstar @ARMurugadoss #Nayanthara @anirudhofficial @santoshsivan @sreekar_prasad @SunielVShetty @i_nivethathomas #HBDThalaivarSuperstarRAJINI #HBDSuperstarRajinikanth pic.twitter.com/Vpl1PdDygl— Lyca Productions (@LycaProductions) December 11, 2019
Darbar, which has been directed by AR Murugadoss, is Rajinikanth's upcoming release and it is slated to hit the screens during Pongal festival next year.
The film will mark his return to playing a police officer after 25 years. Rajinikanth was last seen playing a police officer in 1992 Tamil film Pandian.
At the audio launch of Darbar last weekend, Rajinikanth opened up on teaming up with Murugadoss for the first time.
“We couldn't think about anyone else but AR Murugadoss to direct the movie. I loved his Ramana (2002) and Ghajini (2008). I had wanted to work with him for long. When Kabali (2016) and Kaala (2018) were being made, he showed interest in a police officer story.”
“When Petta (2019) came, Murugadoss knew what kind of roles would interest me and he came up with Darbar in a week's time. That's how this project got birthed. At one level, this movie is a suspense thriller. I am happy to have got to work with a director who blends message with entertainment, like Shankar,” he added.
Meanwhile, Rajinikanth’s next yet-untitled Tamil film was officially launched on Wednesday, 11 December, in Chennai. The film will be directed by Siva, known for helming projects such as Veeram (2014) and Viswasam (2019).
This project will also star Keerthy Suresh, Meena Khushbhu in key roles. D Imman has been roped in to compose music.