Darbar marks the first time collaboration of Superstar Rajinikanth and AR Murugadoss. The film, which had produced by Lyca Productions on a grand scale, is all set for a grand release on January 9. As reported earlier, Rajinikanth will be essaying two roles, a cop, and a social activist.
Unlike other stars, Rajinikanth did not exploit cop roles to become the actor that he is today. He was last seen as a police officer in Pandiyan, which released in 1992. It would have taken a mountain of effort for Murugadoss to convince Superstar Rajinikanth to don the khaki for this film.
In a recent interview, AR Murugadoss opened up about how he convinced Rajinikanth. He said, "Barring Moondru Mugam, his other cop-based outings weren’t blockbusters. Maybe, this could have been the reason Rajini sir avoided them— but I wanted to break the jinx with Darbar. I assume that he must have had some kind of trust in me. In the film, he plays an Assistant Commissioner of Police— a no-nonsense cop. It has been a while since Thalaivar fans witnessed the stylish Superstar of the 90s. Any Rajini sir film is like a festival on-screen, right? Hopefully, Darbar will satisfy his fans."