Fans cel­e­brate Ra­jinikanth’s film re­lease with mu­sic and flow­ers

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While most peo­ple were still asleep yes­ter­day, a group of diehard Ra­jinikanth fans were al­ready at the Car­ni­val Cin­e­mas at Shaw Tow­ers watch­ing Petta, the south In­dian film star’s lat­est movie.

At 6am, about 300 of them gath­ered to cel­e­brate the re­lease of the Tamil film, which has opened to a pos­i­tive re­sponse in In­dia, ahead of next week’s Pon­gal fes­ti­val.

The fans be­long to a group called the Ra­jini Makkal Man­dram Sin­ga­pore (RMM).

They car­ried a life-sized cutout of Ra­jinikanth to the en­trance and gar­landed it. The cer­e­mony was ac­com­pa­nied by tra­di­tional mu­sic – nadaswaram and thavil.

Flow­ers were show­ered on the star’s im­age as the fans cir­cled it, cheered and danced be­fore they watched the spe­cially ar­ranged show at 6.30am.

RMM joint-sec­re­tary Suryaku­mar Vi­jayan, 36, told Tamil Murasu: “Petta is a movie for Ra­jini fans, made by a Ra­jini fan (di­rec­tor Karthik Sub­baraj).

“Ra­jinikanth holds the an­chor role in the movie and it was a treat for all the fans.”

PHOTO: RA­JINI MAKKAL MAN­DRAM SIN­GA­PORE

Some fans putting a gar­land of flow­ers around a life-sized cutout of Ra­jinikanth. Nearly 300 fans gath­ered at the Car­ni­val Cin­e­mas at Shaw Tow­ers at 6.30am yes­ter­day to watch Ra­jinikanth’s lat­est movie, Petta.

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