KS Ravikumar's Muthu (1995) was the last film of the star which released on Deepavali
A still from the film
The makers of director Siva's Annaatthe, starring Rajinikanth in the lead, had announced earlier this year that the film will release on November 4. Fans have been curious about an update from the team regarding its first look, teaser and trailer. On Thursday, Sun Pictures, which is bankrolling the project, announced on their Twitter account the much-awaited first look and motion poster of the movie will be released at 10am and 6pm respectively, on September 10.
An excited Soundarya, the daughter of the Superstar, who directed him in Kochadaiiyaan, took to social media to share the excitement. She has assured that Imman, who has composed for the film, has given his best and that the motion poster will be worth the wait.
#Annaatthe thiruvizha aarambam!#AnnaattheFirstLook Tomorrow @ 11 AM | #AnnaattheMotionPoster Tomorrow @ 6 PM@rajinikanth @directorsiva #Nayanthara @KeerthyOfficial @immancomposer @khushsundar #Meena @sooriofficial @AntonyLRuben @dhilipaction @vetrivisuals #AnnaattheFLTomorrow pic.twitter.com/RTOr8SFqWE— Sun Pictures (@sunpictures) September 9, 2021
Khushbu, Sathish and Imman among others are a few from the team who also shared excitement on their respective social media accounts. The announcement post tweeted by Sun Pictures has Thalaivar standing in a paddy field with skyscrapers spotted in the background. It's after a long time that Rajinikanth will be seen in a story set against a rural backdrop. Vetri Palanisamy has handled cinematography for the project which has editing by Ruben and action choreography by Dhilip Subbarayan.
Fans of the Superstar took to social media in no time to celebrate the news by posting pics and videos of their matinee idol with the hashtags #AnnaattheDeepavali, #AnnaattheFirstLook, #Rajinikanth and #Thalaivar. The project, which has a bevy of stars acting in it, including Nayanthara, Keerthy Suresh, Meena, Jagapathi Babu, Prakash Raj, Abhimanu Singh and others, is the star's 168th film. The film was announced a couple of months before his last outing, Darbar, had hit the screens. Fans of the star are now eagerly waiting to know if the movie will have a solo release on Deepavali. The last time a Rajinikanth film released on the occasion of Deepavali was more than two decades ago.