The doyens of Tamil and Malayalam cinema, Rajinikanth and Mammootty respectively, acted together in Thalapathy which was directed by Mani Ratnam in 1991. The film was a stupendous success for everyone involved in it. The film was a hit in both the states of Tamil Nadu and Kerala as well. Not many know that the climaxes of the Tamil and Malayalam versions are different, which was drafted intentionally by Mani Ratnam to suit the sensibilities of the actors’ image in their respective states. Thalapathy also featured Arvind Swamy, Jaishankar, Amrish Puri, Srividya, Bhanupriya, Shobana and Geetha, besides the two Super Stars.
Buzz in the industry is that Mani Ratnam is in discussions with the two Super Stars to rope them in for his next film. Reports suggest that the maverick filmmaker has a story that will suit these two Super Stars. If this were to happen, fans of the Rajinikanth and Mammootty will be in for a treat. Their reunion after a long gap of 25 years. However, there is no official confirmation regarding this.
Rajinikanth, in the meanwhile, will commence work on his upcoming film with Pa Ranjith that will have Bollywood starlet Huma Qureshi as the leading lady. Rajinikanth Robo 2.0 is presently in post-production stage and the makers are looking at a January 2018 release for Robo 2.0.
On the other hand, Mammotty is busy shooting for his upcoming film in Malayalam that is being directed by Ajai Vasudev. This untitled film also features Poonam Bajwa, Varalaxmi Sarath Kumar, Unni Mukundan, , Mukesh Nambiar, Maqbool Salmaan, Kailash, Kalabhavan Shajon and Salim Kumar in supporting roles.