Superstar Rajinikanth is all set make a grand comeback with Annaatthe this Diwali as the producers are aiming to release the movie in maximum number of screens across India and in the overseas market.
A decade ago, a Rajinikanth film release was akin to a grand festival. Today, his ‘Annaatthe’, even if it’s touted as a Deepavali treat for the veteran actor’s fans, isn’t a sure-shot box-office success.
The action-drama, directed by Siva and bankrolled by Sun Pictures, is set for worldwide release on November 4. On Wednesday, Udhayanidhi Stalin’s Red Giant Movies announced that it had acquired the theatrical distribution rights of Annaatthe in Tamil Nadu.
“While the screen sharing discussion will go on till the last moment, we can safely assume that Annaatthe will get a disproportionate number of screens since it’s a big star film and will be preferred by a large number of family audiences,” said Ramesh Bala, an entertainment industry tracker.
Annaatthe will also be screened in many theatres in Malaysia, Singapore, New Zealand, Australia and the UK.
Meanwhile, Rajinikanth, who recently underwent a carotid artery revascularisation surgery, returned home on Sunday after being discharged from a private hospital in Chennai.