Leo: Lokesh Kanagaraj reveals inspiration behind Thalapathy Vijay’s ‘revolver sleeve roll’ scene

Lokesh Kanagaraj, the renowned director recently opened up about Thalapathy Vijay's much loved 'revolver sleeve roll' scene from the Leo trailer, and revealed the inspiration behind it.

Akhila Menon
Written by Akhila Menon , Journalist
Updated on Oct 13, 2023 | 10:33 AM IST | 519.3K
Thalapathy Vijay, Leo, Lokesh Kanagaraj
Thalapathy Vijay in Leo Trailer (Credits: Sun Pictures YouTube)
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Thalapathy Vijay, the celebrated star of Tamil cinema is reuniting with director Lokesh Kanagaraj, for the highly anticipated upcoming actioner Leo. The project marks Vijay and Lokesh's second collaboration after the massive success of Master. The recently released Leo trailer hints that the popular star and talented filmmaker are set to push all creative and commercial boundaries of Tamil cinema, with their ambitious project. 

Especially, the 'Revolver sleeve roll' scene featuring Thalapathy Vijay that comes at the end of the Leo trailer has clearly raised expectations over the leading man's character (or characters?) in the Lokesh Kanagaraj directorial. In a recent rapid-fire video posted by The Route on X (formerly Twitter), the young filmmaker revealed the inspiration behind the intriguing scene. 

Lokesh Kanagaraj reveals inspiration behind Thalapathy Vijay's 'revolver sleeve roll' scene

In the final scene of the much-loved Leo trailer, the titular character played by leading man Thalapathy Vijay is seen rolling the sleeve of his shirt, with a revolver. Unlike the central character Parthiban, who is introduced as a simple family man, the second character Leo Das, is introduced as a ruthless gangster. In the recently released rapid-fire video with The Route X (formerly Twitter handle), director Lokesh Kanagaraj answered some fun questions. 



When he was asked what went behind the mass 'revolver sleeve roll' scene from the Leo Trailer, the young filmmaker admitted that he has taken inspiration from foreign movies for the same. "Basically it's called Russian Roulette. I've seen that in so many English films," revealed Lokesh Kanagaraj, leaving both his fans and cine-goers surprised.

Watch Lokesh Kanagaraj's rapid-fire video, here:

Thalapathy Vijay's double role in Leo

The celebrated actor is clearly appearing in multiple avatars in Leo, as family man Parthiban, and dreaded gangster Leo Das. However, the Leo trailer has not revealed if these are two different roles or two phases of the same character. Notably, the netizens have pointed out that Parthiban has been presented as a right-handed person, while Leo Das is left-handed. But, none of these reports are confirmed yet.

Have a look at a fan post, below:

About Leo

Along with Thalapathy Vijay, the Lokesh Kanagaraj directorial features a stellar star cast including Trisha Krishnan, Sanjay Dutt, Gautham Vasudev Menon, Arjun Sarja, Mansoor Ali Khan, Priya Anand, Mysskin, Mathew Thomas, Babu Antony, Sandy Master, and many others in supporting roles. Manoj Paramhamsa is the DOP. Anirudh Ravichander has composed songs and the original score for the movie, which is bankrolled by Seven Screen Studio.

ALSO READ: Leo director Lokesh Kanagaraj reveals THIS Thalapathy Vijay character is his all-time favorite

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Hopelessly in love with Indian cinema, Akhila Menon grew up watching Malayalam and Tamil films, and those are


Credits: Sun Pictures YouTube / The Route X (formerly Twitter)

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