- 'Thalaivi' is all set to release in June 2020
- The first poster was also accompanied by a teaser
- Kangana was trolled for "looking hilarious" in the first look poster
The first look poster of Thalaivi - the biopic of former Tamil Nadu chief minister J Jayalalithaa - released on Saturday and encountered mixed reactions on Twitter. Kangana Ranaut, who plays the role of Jayalalithaa in the biopic, indeed looks unrecognisable in the poster and while fans of the actress tweeted about anticipating yet another National Award for her, a section of Twitter was not impressed and decided to troll Kangana for "looking fake". "Kangana looking hilarious with 1 kg make-up," read a tweet while another user added: "This looks so freaking fake". Several others had just one word to describe Kangana's look as Jayalalithaa - "disaster" while many users laughed out loud on Twitter, reacting with the LOL emojis. Some on Twitter also found Kangana's look as Jayalalithaa less like Thalaiva and more like Smriti Irani and Anil Kapoor's oversized character from the film Badhai Ho Badhai.
Kangana Ranaut's team shared the first look poster of Thalaiva on Twitter with these words: "The legend we know, but the story that is yet to be told! Presenting Kangana Ranaut, in and as # Thalaivi." The poster was also accompanied by a teaser of the film.
The legend we know, but the story that is yet to be told!— Team Kangana Ranaut (@KanganaTeam) November 23, 2019
Presenting #KanganaRanaut, in & as #Thalaivi. A film by #Vijay, arriving in cinemas on 26th June, 2020@KanganaTeam@vishinduri@ShaaileshRSingh@BrindaPrasad1@KarmaMediaEnt@TSeries@vibri_mediapic.twitter.com/lTLtcq0bsd
A superstar heroine, a revolutionary hero. Watch her story unfold!— Team Kangana Ranaut (@KanganaTeam) November 23, 2019
Presenting #KanganaRanaut, in & as #Thalaivi. A film by #Vijay, in cinemas on 26 June 2020 https://t.co/qzfa7RKwyj@KanganaTeam@vishinduri@ShaaileshRSingh@BrindaPrasad1@KarmaMediaent@TSeries@vibri_media
The poster was also shared by trade analyst Taran Adarsh and here's how a section of Twitter reacted:
That's anil kapoor from badhai ho badhai @AnilKapoor— shid (@SHIDS9) November 23, 2019
Lmao this looks so freaking fake— Ravi Sutariya (@ravisutariya1) November 23, 2019
DISASTER— Akash Pawar (@AkashPawarHR) November 23, 2019
smriti irani lag rahi rahi hai— faiz (@faiz_officially) November 23, 2019
Disaster... She doesn't look like Jayalalitha... Karma— HARISHANKAR (@harielur18) November 23, 2019
She neither looks Kangana nor Jayalalitha. Looks like Smriti a lot lol— Unpredictable (@being_quirky) November 23, 2019
Smriti Irani— (@JabRaees) November 23, 2019
Kya hai ye— Its Rush (@Hrithikstaan) November 23, 2019
Ye kya hai— Chulbul Gaurav (@beingGaurav6) November 23, 2019
Disappointed fans of Kangana Ranaut hoped that upcoming posters of Thalaiva "will do justice". Here's what one user tweeted: "Make-up achcha nahi kia. Baaki acting will be the key. She is my favourite. So hope other posters will do justice."
Make-up achcha nahi kia. Baaki acting will be thbe key. She is my favourite so hope other posters will do justice— garima srivastav (@gsgarima36) November 23, 2019
Is it an animated movie? No doubt about her acting skills but her makeup looks like Chachi 420!— Vishesh (@notsovishesh) November 23, 2019
However, there were also those who were impressed by Kangana's first look poster of Thalaivi and cheered for the actress on Twitter.
She's gonna kill this role! Wow #KanganaRanaut— Bazinga_Bajingaa (@BBajingaa) November 23, 2019
OMG is she kangana??? Toooo gud.. waiting for the movie..only and only can play this role..she is definitely from a diff world— sangieeta singh (@sangieetasingh) November 23, 2019
Directed by Vijay, Thalaivi is slated to hit screens on June 26, 2020. The film also stars Roja actor Arvind Swamy. Kangana was last seen in Judgementall Hai Kya and next has the film Panga in her line-up.