The big day is here. The fans of Rajinikanth have been waiting to see him on screen for over a year and the superstar is back with a bang in Annaatthe.

Annaatthe Review
Rajinikanth's Annaatthe.PR Handout

Annaatthe is appearing before the audience on Thursday, 4 November to coincide with the Diwali celebration. The Tamil film in over 2000 screens worldwide with close to 1,200 screens in foreign countries alone which clearly tells the craze around the film.

For the first time, Rajinikanth has teamed up with Siruthai Siva of Viswasam and Veeram fame. The film has Nayanthara playing the female. She had earlier paired up with him in Chandramukhi and Darbar.

Meena. Khushbu Sundar, Keerthy Suresh, Jagapathi Babu, Soori, Sathyan, and many others are part of the cast.

Siruthai Siva-directorial movie has D Imman's music. Annaatthe Annaatthe, Saara Saara Kaatrae, and A for Annaatthe song from the Tamil film has struck a chord with the listeners. The film has Vetri's cinematography and Ruben's editing.

It is a rural entertainer packed with necessary commercial ingredients. Rajinikanth plays the role of a loving brother Kaalaiyan while Keerthy Suresh will be seen in the role of his sister. He goes to any extent to protect his sister. His sister leaves the house after marriage and his life changes once a thug (Jagapathi Babu) enters his life. How he seeks revenge against him forms the crux of the story.

The Rajinikanth-starrer has piqued a lot of interest with its teaser and trailer. The promos have indicated that it is a complete commercial entertainer which can be enjoyed by mass and family audiences. Hence, expectations are riding high on the flick.

Will it live up to the viewers' expectations? Find it out in the viewers' words below:

Sivakarthikeyan: #Annaatthe one man showFireFireFireThank you thalaiva for entertaining usFolded handsFolded handsFolded handsOnce a Thalaivar fan always a Thalaivar fanRed heartRed heartRed heart

Cinemapatti: #Annaatthe : A Siva's BLOCKBUSTER , Sema Action and Masss sequences , hero's Sister sentiment other side brotherhood revenge 2nd half gone very rapidly interesting, liked Vedalam flavor in it. Thalaivar is back Collision symbol

Karthik Ravivarma: #Annaatthe AVERAGE
163mins... Pre intervel 15mins Post intervel 15mins (30mins) comparatively better...
Strictly for hardcore Rajini fans...
Hopefully diwali holiday weekend will save...

Siddarth Srinivas: #Annaatthe: Disappointing. Expected at least a decent entertainer but it's once again only the Superstar saving the show, the rest is packed with excessive melodrama and over the top action sequences. Templates are fine, not this much.

Haricharan Pudipeddi: Walking out of #Annaatthe, I feel I shouldn't have hated #Darbar so much. Hmmm...

Kaushik LM": #Annaatthe - A mashup of Dir Siva's earlier blockbusters with #SuperstarRajinikanth as the Annan who'll go to any lengths to protect his Thangam sister. Heavy sentimental action melodrama with Imman's overpowering score.
Valiant #Thalaivar's efforts & evergreen screen presence
#Annaatthe 1st half: #SuperstarRajinikanth's one-man show!
@immancomposer songs are a highlight.
Story revolves around brother - sister relationship; high on emotional melodrama!
Interval block shot - massy & sentimental.
#Annaatthe: A tried & tested #Siva template catered to the mass centers & rural audience with its heavy Annan-Thangai Paasamalar poraattam & action vettai against loud villains.

K. Balaji: First half is entertaining. Good pacing. Comedy & songs worked well. Straight forward commercial festival entertainer!

Dr Bohra: This man doesn't have to do anything! Just pretend to cry - we will just break down!!!!
Damn... laughs, smiles, quick wits, Emotional, crying and action unlimited !!!!
#Annaatthe is 100% for FAMILIES!!!
Theatre owners - ungalukku two weeks Ada mazhai thaan!
#WhoIsAnnaatthe #AnnaattheFDFS
Paahhhhh!! Kalakkal first half! Marana fun! This movie is going hefty number of families to the theatres! Just fun fun fun! Here on, Kaalaiyan oda vettai thaan!!!! #AnnaattheFDFS #AnnaattheDeepavali

Manobala Vijayabalan: #Annaatthe: ⭐⭐⭐¼

Superstar #Rajinikanth's screen presence will be a treat for his fans. Tried and tested family script by
@directorsiva. Prominent role for @KeerthyOfficial
. #Nayanthara has given a fine performance. Good BGM & enjoyable songs from
Arun Raghavan: #Annaatthe - All hail KING Thalaivar. Surely his Best outing in the last decade. Loved it. Moved me to tears like never before. A movie that will be everlasting in the lines of Mullum Malarum for sure. We love you Thalaivaaa. Thank you for making us feel proud and happy Folded handsSmiling face with heart-shaped eyes

Batterson....: #Annaatthe A Complete Diwali Feast.
energy and josh is unmatchable. Love you Thalaiva.
sir thanks for a super commercial Thalaivar padamFolded hands
sir you nailed itOk hand
Semma Happy Deepavali Collision symbolParty popperCollision symbol

Rohit Niranjan: #Annaatthe - Strictly caters to TV serial target group. Siva has yet again come up with an highly outdated script thats hugely melodramatic. The mass scenes fail to strike a chord as the emotional portions had overdose of sentiment and drama. Thalaivaa idhu onnae podhum Folded handsCrying face

Rajasekar: #Annaatthe has tried to be Vedalam and Viswasam but unfortunately misfired due to heavy melodrama and several logicless action sequences. The villains are not as powerful as our Superstar! Ends up as a loud mass commercial film, the treatment is tried and tested /predictable.
Two good things I liked about #Annaththe -- 1) superstar is looking super smart and young! 2)
's songs.
#Annaatthe first half - Superstar Rajinikanth is in fine form and his sister sentiment with
picks up the momentum only towards the intermission with a twist. The interval bang with a powerful action episode packs a punch.
songs are a big plus!

Upmafoodie: One word Review: BLOCKBUSTER
#Annaatthe: Glowing starGlowing starGlowing starGlowing star (4/5)
1½ Good in parts
2½ Bang for buck.
Tantalizing Post-Interval sequence & climax.
#Rajinikanth engages more with his lively emotions than action.
Keerthi- Commendable
Jaggu bhai- vicious villain roleOk hand

AnnaattheMovie: One more review coming in for #AnnaattheFDFS
Fully positive. Only negatives are Weak Villains and some lagging parts in second half.
Otherwise solid entertainer and can watch it many times for Thalaivar swag.
Medium starMedium starMedium starMedium starMedium star/5

#AnnaattheDeepavali #AnnaattheThiruvizha #Annaatthe

Aloofxr: My chithapaa watched #Annaatthe from Norway
He given review as 10 × padayappa = #Annaatthe
Thanks siva Smiling face with heart-shaped eyesSmiling face with heart-shaped eyes

Tubelight: First Review #Annaatthe from UAE !
A Perfect Diwali Masala Entertainer. Paisa Vasool Romance, High Octane Action Stunts, Comedy & Terrific Climax. #Rajinikanth Stole the Show all the way. He is Back. SURE SHOT BLOCKBUSTER. ⭐⭐⭐⭐ #AnnaattheFDFS #AnnaattheDeepavali

Umair Sandhu: First Review #Annaatthe !
@rajinikanth One Man Show. He is back & Stole the Show all the way. Another Power Packed Performance by him. #Rajinikanth Fans will go gaga over another MASS Film. ⭐⭐⭐⭐

Mohammed Maaz: #Annaatthe Exclusive Review
Bang on #Siva
#Rajini sir Entry Scene with bgm vera Mass
Pre interval and
Interval block between #jagapathi sir n #RajiniFireFireFire
Climax will make everyone cry
Pakka Family Commercial movie.
This #Diwali family audience will loved this one..
⭐⭐⭐Glowing star

TN Box Office Updates: #Annaatthe Censor Review:
Pros: Thalaivar Screen presence, Emotions, Stunt, BGM
Cons: Weak villain, Comedy scenes, Too many characters, Length of movie, Similar scenes of Siva's earlier movie
Overall: Average 2.75/5
Pros: Thalaivar Screen presence, Emotions, Stunt, BGM
Cons: Weak villain, Comedy scenes, Too many characters, Length of movie, Similar scenes of Siva's earlier movie
Overall: Average 2.75/5