Following the trailer release of Kangana Ranaut-starrer Thalaivi, Tamil Nadu Chief Minister and former actor J. Many were impressed by the stealth of the makers offering Jayalalithaa’s life. However, what a large portion of the audience may miss is the significant difference between the film’s Tamil and Hindi trailers.
While both versions of the live trailer are largely the same, there are some minor changes here and there to keep the flow of the film. This is mainly done because language and audience differ, therefore, promos have used different interpretations of the same sequence as dialogue.
Watt: Tamil trailer of Thalaivi
WATCH: Hindi Trailer of Thalaivi
But the scenes that make up both trailers are largely the same, preventing the same difference. In the Hindi trailer, we see a group of men at one point bowing down to Kangana’s Jayalalithaa, the scene missing in the Tamil video. The above scene appears towards the end of the trailer as Kangana writes these lines extensively – “Look at me as a mother and I will settle you in my heart.” But if you just see me as a ‘woman’ … “
Now the reason behind these edits is a mystery, one can only guess at this point why this decision was taken by the Thalaivas team. Is it because the producers took note of the nuances of Tamil politics or was the scene only employed in the Hindi version of the biopic for dramatic effect?
Directed by AL Vijay, Thalaivi will release in theaters on April 23.