The first look of MX Player’s series Queen based on the life of former TN Chief Minister, J Jayalalithaa is just out. The title role will be essayed by actor Ramya Krishnan. JJ’s younger version will be played by Anikha Surendran while Indrajith Sukumaran will play MGR. Gautham Vasudev Menon is also set to play a small role.
The first look poster features Ramya Krishnan addressing a political gathering wearing a white saree with the AIADMK colours on the border, similar to the outfits worn by the politician dubbed ‘iron lady’ during her rule. Directed by Gautham Vasudev Menon and Kidaari fame Prasanth Murugesan, the series has music by Darbuka Siva. It will run for three seasons, with the first season running for eleven episodes. Ramya Krishnan took to twitter to release the first look of the series.
— Ramya Krishnan (@meramyakrishnan) September 7, 2019
Sources close to the production told Silverscreen that the first season will dwell on JJ’s childhood and end with her entry into politics. It will talk about all the struggles she faced and how she unwillingly entered the film industry.
Silverscreen recently spoke to Gautham Vasudev Menon who said that his associate Reshma had penned the script. “It’s nice to bring my sensibilities to someone else’s writing,” he said. The series will be released in Tamil, Telugu, Hindi, and Bengali. The series’ air date is yet to be announced.