First look poster
|Directed by||AR Murugadoss|
|Produced by||Allirajah Subaskaran|
|Screenplay by||AR Murugadoss|
|Music by||Anirudh Ravichander|
|Edited by||A. Sreekar Prasad|
|Distributed by||Lyca Productions|
Darbar (transl. Court) is a 2020 Indian Tamil-language action thriller film written and directed by AR Murugadoss and produced by Allirajah Subaskaran under the banner of Lyca Productions. The film starring Rajinikanth, Nayanthara, and Sunil Shetty. The film's music composed by Anirudh Ravichander, while cinematography and editing is handled by Santhosh Sivan and Sreekar Prasad, respectively. The film is scheduled to be released on 10 January 2020, coinciding with Thai Pongal.
Production of the film began with the working title Thalaivar 167. Lyca Productions announced that they would collaborate with Rajinikanth again after their previous collaboration 2.0 with A. R. Murugadoss directing the film. Principal photography began on 10 April 2019 in Mumbai. Filming began on 8th April 2019, with a first look poster released by Lyca Productions on Twitter and Facebook the same day. The film's stunts were choreographed by twin stunt masters Ram-Laxman Chella.
Murugadoss had on 9 April shared the first look of Darbar which marks his maiden collaboration with Rajinikanth. The poster was decked up with police instruments and equipment, with the punchline, "You decide whether you want to be good, bad or worse."
The director further writes that this action thriller will be the actor's 167th film. Rajinikanth has taken up the role of a cop after almost 27 years, his last police role being the 1992 film Pandiyan.
Anirudh Ravichander will compose the music whereas Santhosh Sivan will serve as the cinematographer. Sreekar Prasad will be editing the film. The second look posters starring Superstar Rajinikanth with two different shades were released by the director AR Murugadoss by his official twitter handle for the fans art.
|Soundtrack album by|
|Released||5 December 2019|
|Genre||Feature film soundtrack|
|Anirudh Ravichander chronology|
|Singles from Darbar|
The film's soundtrack and score was composed by Anirudh Ravichander, marking his second collaboration with actor Rajinikanth after Petta and also with director A. R. Murugadoss after Kaththi. An instrumental theme titled "Darbar Theme", that accompanies with the motion poster was released on 7 November 2019, the same day that the motion poster was released. The audio rights were secured by Rubax, with Divo as their digital partner and Gaana was given exclusive rights to stream the album through their online music streaming platform.
|1.||"Darbar Theme"||Anirudh Ravichander||Instrumental||0:43|
Marketing and release
The first look poster, announcing the film's title was released on 9 April 2019, through the official Twitter handle of the production house. The poster was decked up with police instruments and equipment, with the punchline, "You decide whether you want to be good, bad or worse." The second look poster was released on 11 September 2019, featuring Rajinikanth with two different shades.
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