Indian superstar Rajinikanth’s highly anticipated film “Jailer,” directed by Nelson Dilipkumar, has finally been released in theaters worldwide. This marks Rajinikanth’s much-awaited return to the big screen after a two-year hiatus. The excitement among fans in the southern Indian state of Tamil Nadu and beyond is palpable, with some offices even declaring August 10 as a holiday and offering free tickets to their employees.
Images and videos of fans flocking to theaters across Chennai have flooded social media. Fans are seen engaging in various enthusiastic activities, from offering milk to Rajinikanth’s posters to setting off fireworks and holding prayers for the film’s success. The fans’ anticipation to witness their favorite superstar’s triumphant return is evident.
In a video shared by news agency ANI, fans in Tamil Nadu have erected massive posters of Rajinikanth and can be seen dancing joyously to lively music. An elephant is even spotted outside one of the theaters. The footage captures the moment when fans offer milk to a poster of Rajinikanth.
Another video from ANI shows fans wearing custom-made Rajinikanth T-shirts, celebrating by bursting fireworks and dancing to the actor’s popular songs outside a theater. Some fans are seen presenting a garland to Rajinikanth’s poster as a gesture of admiration.
The film’s popularity has even reached international levels, with a Japanese couple traveling all the way from Osaka to Chennai just to watch “Jailer.” Yasuda Hidetoshi, the leader of Rajinikanth’s fan club in Japan, expressed his excitement, saying, “To see the ‘Jailer’ movie, we have come from Japan to Chennai.”
“Jailer” has been released on around 300 screens in multiple languages, including both single-screen theaters and multiplexes, as reported by Indian media. Producer Jayanna mentioned that the film will be showcased extensively, with early morning shows planned in single theaters across the state of Karnataka. Additionally, multiplexes have scheduled numerous screenings, resulting in a total of over 2,500 shows on the first day alone.