Rajinikanth and Simran in Petta
A look of Rajinikanth and Simran in Karthik Subbaraj's Petta.PR Handout

A regular Wednesday has now been made special for Tamil cine-goers by Sun Pictures. Yes, the makers of Rajinikanth's latest movie Petta have unveiled the new poster on November 14. [Crawl down to see the the full poster]

In the new poster, Rajinikanth and Simran are seen holding flower pots. The former has donned a wig and a pair of glasses with trimmed beard remaining one of the attractions in his new avatar. The latter will be seen sporting long hairs and her charming smile has already caught viewers' attention.

However, the major highlight of the poster is that it has put an end to the rumours surrounding the release date of the flick. Sun Pictures has given a clear hint through the hashtag used for the poster release.

The mention of #PettaPongalParaak is seen an announcement by the industry insiders about the release date of Petta. If true, then the Karthik Subbaraj-directorial will release for Pongal. 

Coming to the earlier posters, it had shown Rajini in colourful outfits. The Superstar was seen holding a candelabra as his poses in a church had left fans wanting for more.

The buzz is that Rajinikanth is back to his tried-and-tested ways where he plays a larger-than-life role. In the last few movies, he played the roles best suited his age, but with Petta, he will be seen as a 30-year-old man.

Karthik Subbaraj has penned the story from the point of view of a Rajini fan and how he likes to see the superstar in the film. Trisha and Simran are the female leads in the flick, which has Vijay Sethupathi and Nawazuddin Siddiqui essaying important roles.

Bobby Simha, J Mahendran, Ramdoss, Guru Somasundaram and others are in the supporting cast. The movie has Anirudh Ravichander's music, Tirru's cinematography and Vivek Harshan's editing.