The first song from ‘Thalaivi’, entitled ‘Chali Chali’, is out. In the video, we see Ranaut’s performance as a young J Jayalaithaa, portraying the actress and MP in her youth as a Bollywood star.
The upbeat song is a romance number. Ranaut took to her Twitter to officially release the music video and the song.
The star retweeted a note by Actress Samantha Akkineni, who wrote, “Amma’s unmatched grace and her stunning screen presence is known to all. Witness her fanfare from Cinema to CM. #ChaliChali #MazhaiMazhai #IlaaIlaa out! ”
The song has been released in Hindi, Tamil and Telugu. ‘Thalaivi’ is also expected to release in those three languages as well as two others. The video begins with Ranaut as Jayalaithaa dancing in a pond. We see the actress emulate the role perfectly and the video is reminiscient of classic Bollywood songs.
The film is set to star Arvind Swamy, Bhagyashree, Madhoo and Prakash Raj alongside Ranaut. The trailer, which was also released recently, built up much anticipation for the film’s release. Despite several Bollywood projects stating that they are holding off their release thanks to the rise of COVID cases in India, Ranaut confirmed that ‘Thalaivi’ will be going ahead and releasing on April 23 no matter what.

You can check out the song below.