Thalaivar169, Rajinikanth's one of the films which is quite a lot coming to the limelight, will now be known by another name. Yes, you read that right! The title of the film has been changed. Thalaivar 169 is now a "jailer". Sun Pictures, which is financially supporting this much-anticipated project, on Friday announced its title on social media with a concept poster. The first poster features a blood-stained sickle. The project, which will also star Kannada actor Shivrajkumar in a key role, will go on the floors soon.
They wrote, “#Thalaivar169 is #Jailer.” The concept poster of Jailer sees a blood-soaked meat cleaver hanged to a chain inside an abandoned factory. While the ambiance in the frame looks rustic, it also promises a high voltage actioner.
Jailer marks Nelson Dilipkumar’s second directorial for Sun Pictures after Vijay’s Beast. It also marks his first-time collaborating with Rajinikanth.
Rajinikanth was last seen in Annaatthe, a Tamil film. Keerthy Suresh, Nayanthara, Khushbhu Sundar, Meena, and Jagapathi Babu starred in the film, which was also produced by Sun Pictures. In a post on the voice-based social media app Hoote after the film's release, Rajinikanth commented about how Annaatthe was signed.
Siva directs the film, which marks his first collaboration with Rajinikanth. After witnessing Siva's film Viswasam, Rajinikanth expressed his desire to collaborate with him. Meanwhile, director Nelson’s last two releases were the successful Doctor starring Sivakarthikeyan, and more recently, Vijay’s Beast which faced a middling response.