Within an hour of its release, Superstar Rajinikanth’s Kabali teaser crossed over one million views shattering all previous records, and started trending on social media.
The elated producer Kalaippuli S Thanu, who visited the Thirverkadu Amman temple and performed a special pooja before releasing the teaser at 11 am on May 1, took to Twitter to express his happiness.
'Records are meant to be broken. One & Only Thalaivar does it in Style. 5 Million Views within 22 hours,' he posted.
Rajinikanth looks stylish in a three-piece suit with a thick white beard and dark sunglasses, and has become an instant hit among fans.
We also get a glimpse of Radhika Apte, who plays Rajinikanth’s wife in the film.
The teaser ends with a glimpse of a much younger-looking Rajini in the 1970s style.
The one minute seven second teaser has a couple of high octane dialogues and stunt sequences with a stunning background score that has raised the expectations for the film sky high.
The latest buzz we hear is that the film is likely to release on July 6, in time for the Ramzan weekend.
Quite a few film personalities have tweeted their joy:
Ram Gopal Varma, who had got into a controversy after some comments about the superstar’s looks, shared the link to the teaser along with a series of comments.
'There's a reason why Rajnikant is RAJNIKANT...OUTSTANDING. No superstar except RAJNI sir can make a screen vibrate like this..I want to watch this film 4 times on 1st day. KABALI is looking like BAHUBALI ka BAAP....one and only RAJNIKANT'
SS Rajamouli: THIS is style ! THIS is rajini !! THIS is thalaiva !!!
Karthik Subbaraj: 'That eyes...That laugh...That voice and That walk!!!! Aiyoo Thalaivaaaaaaa!!!! Nandri.'
Dhanush: 'Neruppuda... Nerunguda... Thalaivaaaaa nandri pa.ranjith .. Magizhchi.'
Kushboo Sundar: '#KabaliTeaser..no wonder THERE CAN NEVER BE ANOTHER SUPERSTAR..@superstarrajini u r a revelation..u ignite d fire in us.. #Maghizhchi.'
Hansika: '#KabaliTeaser superb !!!!! Superstar all the way!'
Vikram Prabhu: 'The One and Only #Neruppuda ! WoW!How cool was the 70s look??! Waiting to watch on the big screen! #KabaliTeaser.'