Watch: Rajinikanth is a ‘bad cop’ in the ‘Darbar trailer’
The trailer of Rajinikanth’s Darbar trailer was released amid the media in Mumbai today (December 16).
Superstar Rajinikanth is thrilled about the release of his upcoming film, Darbar, which is helmed by AR Murugadoss. The commercial entertainer, produced by Lyca Productions, features Nayanthara, Suneil Shetty, Prateik Babbar, Yogi Babu and Nivetha Thomas in important roles.
“We live to protect! We die to serve!” Rajinikanth’s words as Adithya Arunasalam, the Commissioner of Police in Mumbai, echo loud in the trailer, but this is not the Superstar playing a holier-than-thou cop. On the contrary, his character seems to rival the villain in terms of notoriety. Audiences could well get a glimpse of the yesteryear ‘baddie’ Rajinikanth that we have grown to miss, in Darbar. In fact, a dialogue from the clip has him saying, “Original-a ve naan villain, ma!”
Throughout the trailer, Rajinikanth appears as a cop named Aaditya Arunasalam who is ruthless and in the end, he says, ‘I’m a bad cop.’ Also, he appears in another role where he is clad in dapper suits, which is believed to be his second role in the film.
The trailer of Darbar was launched amid the media in Mumbai. As reported earlier, Darbar will simultaneously release in Tamil, Telugu, and Hindi for Pongal 2020. Looking at the one-minute long trailer, Darbar seems like a perfect commercial out that celebrates Rajinikanth.
Suniel Shetty as the gangster who goes up against the cops, and Nayanthara as the heroine make an impression in the trailer, but it is clearly a Rajinikanth show through and throughout.
Darbar is tipped to release worldwide on January 10. However, the makers are yet to announce the official release date yet. The technical crew of Darbar features composer Anirudh Ravichander, editor Sreekar Prasad and cinematographer Santosh Sivan.
The action film is written and directed by A.R. Murugadoss and produced by Allirajah Subaskaran under the banner of Lyca Productions. This is Lyca’s second collaboration on a Rajinikanth film after their success with 2.0.
The first poster that was released earlier showcased a headshot of Rajinikanth with plenty of cop memorabilia around him, and the wording, “You decide whether you want me to be good, bad or worse.” Reports indicate that the movie is set in Mumbai; Rajinikanth’s last cop role was in the 1992 film Pandiyan.
The latest poster released by the production house was also captioned, “Per sonnal kootam adangum #AadityaArunasalam. Commissioner coming… #DarbarTrailer,” which indicates Rajinikanth’s name and role in the movie.
Darbar, slated for release this Pongal, marks the coming together of Rajinikanth and Murugadoss for the first time. Starring Nayanthara in the female lead, it has music by Anirudh, cinematography by Santhosh Sivan, and is edited by Sreekar Prasad. The film stars an ensemble cast of Sunil Shetty, Prateik Babbar, Nivetha Thomas, Yogi Babu, Thambi Ramaiah, Sriman, Jatin Sharma, Nawab Shah and Dalip Tahil in important roles.