Rajinikanth, the superstar of Tamil cinema, is all set to star in his daughter Aishwarya’s directorial debut, Lal Salaam. The film is a sports drama, in which Rajinikanth plays a cricket coach named Moideen Bhai. According to sources, Rajinikanth has charged a record remuneration of 40 crores for his role in the film, which is the highest ever for a Tamil actor.
Lal Salaam: A Sports Drama with a Political Twist
Lal Salaam is a sports drama film, which revolves around the life of Moideen Bhai, a cricket coach who trains a team of underprivileged youngsters to compete in a national tournament. The film also has a political angle, as Moideen Bhai is a former freedom fighter who fought against the British rule in India. The film is inspired by the real-life story of a cricket coach from Kerala, who coached a team of tribal boys to win a state-level tournament.
The film is directed by Aishwarya Rajinikanth, who is making her debut as a filmmaker. Aishwarya is the elder daughter of Rajinikanth and has previously worked as an assistant director and a producer. The film is produced by Lyca Productions, which has also produced Rajinikanth’s previous films, such as 2.0 and Darbar. The film has a budget of 50 crores and is expected to release in January 2025.
Rajinikanth: The Highest-Paid Tamil Actor
Rajinikanth, who is known for his charisma and style, is the highest-paid Tamil actor in the industry. He has a huge fan following across the country and abroad, and his films are always awaited with great anticipation. According to sources, Rajinikanth has charged a whopping 40 crores for his role in Lal Salaam, which is the highest ever for a Tamil actor. Rajinikanth’s previous film, Jailer, which was released in 2023, was also a blockbuster hit, and the actor reportedly received 110 crores as his remuneration, along with another 100 crores from the producer as a bonus.
Rajinikanth, who is 73 years old, has also announced his retirement from acting, after completing his 69th film, which will be directed by Vetrimaaran. The actor has said that he wants to focus on his political career, as he has launched his own party, Tamilaka Vetri Kazhagam, in 2024. The actor has said that he will contest in the 2026 assembly elections and will work for the welfare of the people of Tamil Nadu.
Lal Salaam: The Star Cast and the Crew
Lal Salaam features Rajinikanth in the lead role of Moideen Bhai, along with Vishnu Vishal, Vikranth, and Nirosha in supporting roles. The film also has a special appearance by legendary cricketer Kapil Dev, who plays himself in the film. The film has music composed by AR Rahman, who has collaborated with Rajinikanth for several films, such as Muthu, Sivaji, and Enthiran. The film has cinematography by Ravi Varman, who has worked with Rajinikanth in films like Kaala and Petta. The film has editing by Anthony, who has also edited Rajinikanth’s films like Kabali and Lingaa.
Lal Salaam is expected to be a grand and entertaining film, which will showcase Rajinikanth’s charisma and talent as an actor and a cricketer. The film will also mark the debut of Aishwarya Rajinikanth as a director, who will be following the footsteps of her father and her husband, Dhanush, who are both successful actors and filmmakers. The film will also be a treat for the fans of Rajinikanth, who will get to see him in a different and challenging role, before he bids farewell to the silver screen.