Telugu producer Vishnu Induri acquired the rights of the life story of Tamil Nadu politician Jayalalithaa who is fondly called as Amma. Kangana Ranaut came on to the board to play the lead role in the film which is titled Thalaivi. The movie was planned for summer release and it is now hit by coronavirus. The makers could close the digital deals of the film recently after which there are strong speculations.
Netflix acquired the Hindi digital rights while Amazon Prime will hold the Tamil digital rights of the film. Both these rights fetched Rs 55 crores for the makers. There are strong speculations that Thalaivi will have a digital release instead of a theatrical release. The film is directed by AL Vijay and is produced by Vibri Media. An official announcement from the makers is awaited.