Darbar Movie: Release Date, Cast, Plot, Music – All You Need to Know About Rajinikanth-Nayanthara Starrer Thalaivar 167
Rajinikanth's Darbar is set for a Pongal 2020 release. (Photo Credits: File Photo)

After 2.0 and Petta, superstar Rajinikanth is back on screen to treat his fans with AR Murugadoss directed flick Thalaivar 167, which has been titled Darbar. Yes, you read that right! While fans had been excitedly waiting for Rajinikanth's next announcement, the makers of Darbar released the first look and title of Rajinikanth's much-awaited film and and fans have already made it a top trend on the social networking sites. The actor, who faced a dry spell but returned to reclaim his box office status with Pa Ranjit's Kabali, is on a roll ever since; His back to back films are the proof of the same. Darbar First Look Out! Rajinikanth’s Next with AR Murugadoss Is a Cop Film Set in Mumbai – See Pic

Giving the audiences a glimpse of the actor’s characterization in the film, Darbar first poster clearly tells us that Rajinikanth plays an audacious cop in the film and the caption on the poster supports it, which read, 'You decided whether you want me to be good, bad, or worse' After the poster created quite a curiosity among the movie buffs, who can't seem to wait to know what's in the store with Rajinikanth's Darbar, we bring everything you need to know about the film, ahead of its release. Confirmed! Nayanthara is the Leading Lady in Rajinikanth Starrer Thalaivar 167

AR Murugadoss Gets a Pongal Release

Rajinikanth's Darbar is set for a Pongal 2020 release. Well, Pongal releases have always proved to be lucky for the actor. Whenever the actor’s films hit the screens for the harvest festival, he reaps gold at the box office. His latest Pongal release Petta was a superhit and crossed Rs 100 crore worldwide on the first weekend after its release on January 10. Also, how How can we forget the historic blockbuster Baasha, which was his last Pongal release before Petta.

Rajinikanth Will Star Alongside Nayanthara in ‘Darbar’

Actress Nayanthara, who was last seen on-screen playing a double role in horror-thriller Airaa, has been signed as the leading lady opposite superstar Rajinikanth in the movie. Denying other casting reports that have been doing the rounds, Rajinikanth's publicist Riaz Ahmed, on Monday, took to the photo-sharing app to confirm that Nayanthara is on board. After working with Rajinikanth in Chandramukhi and also briefly in Kuselan, this is the third time Nayanthara will be teaming up with the 68-year-old star.

Tamil Superstar to Play a Cop After 25 Years

Rajinikanth, who went for an image change in his recent films like Kabali and Kaala, made with director Pa Ranjith, is all set to play the character of a cop (who is mischievous, sly and of course, stylish) in his upcoming film. Well, superstar will play a police officer in Darbar after 27 years! He was last seen playing a cop in the 1992 film Pandiyan, in which he was the protagonist who wanted to avenge his brother-in-law's death. Before Pandiyan, Rajinikanth essayed the character of cop Alex Pandian in Moondru Mugam, which released in 1982.

Helmed by AR Murugadoss, Darbar is expected to go on floors this month. This will be the superstar’s first-time collaboration with the Thuppakki director AR Murugadoss. Darbar, which will be entirely shot in Mumbai as reports suggest, marks both Rajinikanth and Murugadoss' return to familiar territory, as both have shot extensively in that city for their films. While Santosh Sivan will be cranking the camera for this Rajinikanth film after Mani Ratnam's Thalapathy, Anirudh Ravichander is in-charge of the music.