Rajinikanth begins work on ‘Darbar’ with traditional pooja

A day after announcing the name of his next movie as Darbar, Rajinikanth today commenced the shoot for it with a traditional pooja with vedic scholars chanting mantras in Mumbai.

Rajinikanth, director A R Murugadoss and producer Subashkaran of Lyca International were present on the occasion.

The first look of the flick, released yesterday. indicates that it could be a cop film.

The poster shows a bespectacled and bearded Rajinikanth and carries the punchline “you decide whether you want me to be good, bad or worse”.

An IPS shoulder pin, handcuff, couple of guns and a police dog can be seen on it.

Also the poster carries what seems to be the Gateway of India in Mumbai and this hints that the movie might be based in the western metropolis.

This is the first tie-up between Rajinikanth and Murugadoss.

Music is by Anirudh, his successive outing with the superstar after the successful Petta.

The movie also stars Nayantara as the leading lady and is being produced by Lyca Productions.

Darbar is said to hit the screens during Pongal 2020.

NT Bureau