When was the last time you remember a movie's teaser accumulating more than 5 Million views and 200K likes within 24 hours from the time of its release on YouTube? Just in case if you have forgotten, the teaser of Kabali is a gentle reminder that screams the following: Rajinikanth is still a force to reckon with, a phenomenon to say the least.
Looks like Pa Ranjith has succeeded in bringing on-screen the vintage Rajinikanth, someone who was missed in the last couple of movies.
Perhaps, that is one of the reasons why the 1 minute 6 seconds teaser is considered as extra special by all Rajinikanth fans, making them revisit the video multiple times.
Starting from the superstar's get-up to his signature laugh, everything about the teaser is a treat to all movie lovers. But, there is something more to this video, that makes it special even for Rajinikanth himself.
For Rajinikanth the actor, playing his age on the big screen was always a challenge. In fact, he had once confessed to his mentor K Balachander that, only when he manages to pluck up courage will he play his age on screen.
And there couldn't have been a better time to do exactly that. When everyone had thought that perhaps Rajinikanth is reaching the dusk of his acting career at the time of his previous release Lingaa, here he is smashing all teaser records, set by his younger contemporaries like Ajith and Vijay.
Now that the 'Thalaivar', as he is fondly called, is ready to once again storm the big screen and possibly the box office, we all have no other option but to make way for him, while we admire in awe his larger than life screen presence.