Darbar is Anirudh Ravichander’s second consecutive collaboration with Rajinikanth after Petta, which came out earlier this year. Darbar is written and directed by AR Murugadoss. It is getting ready to open in cinemas for Pongal next year. Darbar is a special film for fans of Rajinikanth, as the actor is playing a cop for the first time in 25 years. His last cop role was Pandian, which came out in 1992. And his powerful performance as Alex Pandian in Moondru Mugam (1982) remains a favorite cop character.
Darbar, which means a king’s court, is set in the backdrop of Mumbai. The 167th film of Rajinikanth is bankrolled by Lyca Productions. The movie also stars Nayanthara, Prateik Babbar, Dilip Tahil, Suniel Shetty, Nivetha Thomas, Yogi Babu, Thambi Ramaiah, Sriman, Jatin Sarna, and Nawab Shah. The movie Darbar is two months away from release and the makers have already begun the promotions for the film. The first single, Chumma Kizhi, composed by Anirudh Ravichander has been unveiled today by the makers on social media. Sung by S. P. Balasubrahmanyam, who has many a hit Rajinikanth number to his credit, with lyrics by Vivek of Bigil fame, the song has been composed by Anirudh Ravichander. The lyric video released on Wednesday evening is interspersed with stills and videos of the song shoot, as well as a guest appearance from Rajinikanth in the recording studio. The four-minute-long song seems like a celebration where people are hailing Rajinikanth’s character. Along with the song, the makers have released a lyric video with BTS visuals (behind-the-scenes) where Thalaivar is seen shaking the leg to the peppy tune.