TRENDING: Rajinikanth to play a cameo in Aishwarya Rajinikanth’s next!

Lal Salaam!

The announcement regarding Aishwarya Rajinikanth’s next directorial has been made. The movie, bankrolled by Lyca Productions is called Lal Salaam, and it is to star Vishnu Vishal and Vikranth in lead roles. The highlight of it all, our Thalaivar is going to be making a special appearance in this film. All of these came as an announcement from the team today on Social Media. Aishwarya Rajinikanth has also written the screenplay for the film.

While the poster showcases a burning cricket helmet and a protest-torn ground, the plot of the film has still not been revealed. The film’s music is to be composed by AR Rahman, while the cinematography is to be handled by Vishnu Rangasamy. While Art Direction is given to Ramu Thangaraj, editing is to be done by Pravin Baaskar and Poornima Ramasamy will be the costume designer. It is also important to note that this is the first time Aishwarya Rajinikanth is going to direct her own father in her film.

Although Rajinikanth is busy filming for his 169th film Jailer, Thalaivar fans have already started talking about his next films; Thalaivar 170 and 171. Reports revealed that both of those films were most likely to be produced by Lyca Productions. Even while there was curiosity regarding the Directors for these films, it was recently reported that Aishwarya Rajinikanth is all set to direct his 170th film. Speaking to a media house, a source close to the development has revealed details about this venture. While we are unaware of the storyline, character traits, or other details, we have a little information about this collaboration.

“After making a successful debut as a director with 3 in 2012 and Vai Raja Vai in 2015, Aishwarya has been toying with multiple ideas for her third directorial. Through the pandemic, she thought of an idea for her father, Rajinikanth. On sharing the thought, the superstar was supremely excited to work under the direction of Aishwarya,” revealed a source close to the development. The source also revealed that she took some time to develop the idea into a screenplay. Rajinikanth was apparently super impressed with the vision and the plot when it was presented to him.

The shooting of Rajinikanth’s upcoming film Jailer, along with Director Nelson Dilipkumar was set afloat recently. While the shoot initially began with the supporting cast, Rajinikanth has also started his shooting schedule now. Kannada star Shivarajkumar and Ramya Krishnan have confirmed their acting in the film. While reports earlier suggested that Rajinikanth was to romance a young actor like Tamannah, the latest update is that the latter is only doing a cameo and will only be in the film for a short screen time. This has now started rumours that Tamannah is probably going to be portrayed as Rajini’s daughter in the film and that her portions will come in the flashback.  Vinayakan, Vasanth Ravi, Yogi Babu, and Redin Kingsley are also part of the ‘Jailer’ cast, while the film’s music will be scored by Anirudh Ravichander. Vijay Kartik Kannan is the cinematographer. The film will be shot extensively at Ramoji Filmcity in Hyderabad and Rajini is said to be playing the titular role of a jailer. Much like other Nelson films, this one too is expected to be a quirky action thriller, though in an altogether unique space.


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