Director Gautham Vasudev Menon and Prasath Murugesan have come together for a web series titled Queen. Inspired by actual events, the web series is based on the life and work of former Chief Minister of Tamil Nadu, the late J Jayalalithaa. The trailer of this series has been released, and Ramya Krishnan is playing the lead. The actress has perfectly and beautifully portrayed the character and brought the story to the celluloid.
The trailer begins with Jayalalithaa’s journey from being forced to drop out of school to join the film industry at the age of 16. The trailer gives us a glimpse of her struggles with her colleagues in the industry and finally entering the world of politics.
Ramya Krishnan shared the trailer of the series and wrote, “Some characters compel you to take on the challenge and being Shakthi Seshadri was one of them. Be it her disciple, her will to defy the norm or her innocence in the hard world she lived in was something that appealed to me….. ( sic)”
The still from the series features Ramya sporting a red bindi and a white sari with the AIADMK tricolour border on it. With all her thoughts and agendas, she stands tall and seems determined with a stern expression on her face.
The series will show the life of Jayalalitha in three different segments, where the first two phases will see her as a school-going girl, and a teenager and actress. The third phase shows her political journey, taking over MG Ramachandran’s place after his demise.
Besides, it is said that the first season of the series will have 11 episodes and they are set to premiere on MX Player. Reportedly, Gautham planned thirty episodes and based on how the first season fares, the makers will go ahead with the second season and rest of the episodes.