Kangana Ranaut’s film Thalaivi has been mired in controversy since its release. Former Tamil Nadu Chief Minister J. Her party, AIADMK, has opposed this film based on the life of Jayalalithaa. The party’s claim that some scenes are like this in the film is objectively incorrect. Party leader and former Minister D Jayakumar spoke to the media after watching the film. He said this movie is very well done. If some scenes are removed, it can be a great success.
MGR did not request publication.
Thalaivi is based on the life of J Jayalalithaa and his mentor MGR. The film shows how, after a successful film career, Jayalalithaa begins her political journey and becomes the chief minister of the state. According to D Jayakumar, the film shows that MGR has sought a ministerial position in the first DMK government. While this did not happen. MGR never asked for the position, he just wanted to remain a member of the board of directors.
‘This scene should be deleted’
However, Jayakumar reportedly said that Annadurai wanted MGR to become a minister, but he had rejected it. And then he was appointed Deputy Chief of the Small Savings Department, a new position. It should be removed from the movie to show that MGR requested publication.
I also made this mistake about Jayalalithaa
Jayakumar has objections to another scene from the film showing Jayalalithaa meeting Rajiv Gandhi and Indira Gandhi and MGR was not aware of this. She said this is wrong because it never went against her leader. He also said that in some scenes MGR was shown giving less importance to Jayalalithaa, which is not true.