In a momentous reunion that has set fans abuzz with excitement, legendary Bollywood icon Amitabh Bachchan has joined forces with the South Indian superstar Rajinikanth for their forthcoming collaboration, tentatively titled ‘Thalaivar 170.’ The megastar himself took to social media to share a captivating glimpse from the film’s first day of shooting, igniting a wave of anticipation among their ardent admirers.
This remarkable reunion marks a significant milestone as Big B and Thalaivar last graced the silver screen together in the Hindi film ‘Hum,’ helmed by the acclaimed director Mukul Anand, which enthralled audiences back in 1991. ‘Hum’ not only became a massive sensation in the 1990s but also enjoyed remarkable success, receiving accolades from critics and viewers alike, while dominating the box office.
Starring an ensemble cast that included Rajinikanth, Amitabh Bachchan, Govinda, Anupam Kher, Kimi Katkar, Deepa Sahi, Shilpa Shirodkar, Danny Denzongpa, and Kader Khan in pivotal roles, ‘Hum’ left an indelible mark in the world of Indian cinema. In a fascinating twist of fate, it even contributed to the inception of Rajinikanth’s 1995 classic ‘Baasha,’ drawing upon previously unused plot points from the original script of ‘Hum.’
Rajinikanth himself couldn’t contain his excitement, sharing the nostalgic moment with a heartfelt post, “After 33 years, I am working again with my mentor, the phenomenon, Shri Amitabh Bachchan in the upcoming Lyca’s ‘Thalaivar 170,’ directed by T.J Gnanavel. My heart is thumping with joy!” This remarkable collaboration promises to be a cinematic event that transcends time and boundaries, leaving fans eager to witness the magic these two megastars will undoubtedly create once again.