On November 6th, the makers of Kamal Haasan’s upcoming film, directed by Mani Ratnam, released a first glimpse video, revealing the film’s title as ‘Thug Life.’ This video has ignited discussions on social media. A collage circulating among netizens compares visuals from ‘Thug Life’ with those from the 2019 Hollywood sci-fi thriller ‘Rise of Skywalker.’
The imagery of Kamal Haasan in ‘Thug Life’ bears a striking resemblance to the protagonist from ‘Rise of Skywalker,’ with similar costumes, color palettes, and shot compositions. This visual similarity has triggered speculation on whether ‘Thug Life’ is inspired by or a copy of ‘Star Wars: Rise of Skywalker.’ Some believe that the ‘Thug Life’ team may have replicated the Hollywood film’s visual presentation.
Mani Ratnam and his creative team have remained silent on this matter, allowing the narrative to spread widely on social media. What is evident is the significant visual resemblance between ‘Thug Life’ and ‘Rise of Skywalker.’
Regarding ‘Thug Life,’ it is directed by Mani Ratnam and features Kamal Haasan as Rangaraya Sakthivel Nayakkar. The film is in the early stages of production and boasts music composed by AR Rahman. Additionally, Dulquer Salmaan has joined the cast of this ambitious project.