‘Jai Bhim’ director TJ Gnanavel will helm the filmEstablished by Subaskaran Allirajah, Lyca Productions is one of the leading production houses in India with many blockbusters under their belt with most recent being ‘Ponniyin Selvan’ (‘PS-1’ in Telugu) directed by Mani Ratnam. Additionally, they have several big budget productions in the making including Aishwarya Rajinikanth directorial Lal Salaam, ‘Indian-2’ the sequel Kamal Haasan-Shankar blockbuster, and ‘#AK62’ starring Ajith Kumar. Now, the production house has announced a new project starring none other than Superstar Rajinikanth in the lead. Lyca announced the same in a press note released on their official Twitter page. Tentatively titled ‘#Thalaivar170', ’ the Anirudh Ravichander musical will be helmed by TJ Gnanavel (of ‘Jai Bhim’ fame) and produced by Subaskaran. The makers confirmed that the shoot of the film will commence soon under the leadership of producer GKM Tamil Kumaran and will hit the screens in 2024.The production house concluded its press release with, “Lyca Group is extremely happy and honored in associating with ‘Thalaivar’ Rajinikanth Once again after many successful projects. And with all your blessings &wishes, we sincerely believe that this movie would attain all pinnacles bringing joy to all the fans. (sic)”Rajinikanth’s previous projects with the production house include 2018’s '2.0', the sequel to 'Enthiran' ( released with the title 'Robo' in Telugu), and Darbar, which was released in 2020.