The film is being presented by Subaskaran of Lyca Productions that is known for bankrolling big budget films. Darbar sees the Superstar playing a cop named Aditya Arunachalam.
The film’s audio was launched on Saturday, 7 December. Speaking to the media at the launch, the cast and crew of the movie had a lot to say. Talking of his association with the film’s producer, Rajinikanth said, “Subaskaran is my good friend. He has created many jobs in London and is doing a lot of social service. I decided when doing 2.0 that I will make another movie with him.”
The star also said that the Ghajini director was also chosen with a lot of deliberation, saying, “When Petta was released, Murugadoss knew what kind of roles would interest me and he came up with Darbar in a week’s time.”
Set in Mumbai, the film is touted to be a suspense thriller. The film was completed in 90 days, and the music has been composed by Anirudh Ravichander. The Superstar was also appreciative of the love and support he has had while in this industry, “Ever since I was allowed to set my foot in Tamil Nadu, I have never disappointed those who have kept trust in me. With Darbar, too, I am going to keep the trust.”
The director of the film was also quite thrilled to be helming this project, an avid fan of the Superstar, he was all praise at the launch event, saying, “I am happy to have got this opportunity. Rajinikanth sir is a boon for any director. He is very hardworking and honest. There is so much to learn from him.”
The producer of the film was also quite happy to present his project to the masses with the audio launch. He said, “AR Murugadoss has made an amazing movie. And the music is also excellent. The Sankranti festival will be special for all Rajini fans with Darbar.”
Anirudh Ravichander, who has produced the film’s music, couldn’t stop gushing at being able to compose music for a Rajini starrer, “This is a dream come true for me. After I completed RR work on Darbar, it felt emotional. It was Murugadoss sir who gave me my big break with Kathi. It has been an exciting journey.”
The film also stars Nayanthara as the female lead, and Nivetha Thomas plays a key role. Suniel Shetty will be playing a negative role and other important cast include Yogi Babu, Thambi Ramaiah, Sriman, Pratheik Babbar, Jatin Sarna, Nawab Shah, and Dalip Thahil.