Superstar Rajinikanth has wrapped up the shooting and dubbing of his upcoming big-budget film, Annaatthe. Directed by Siruthai Siva, the film is tipped to be a rural entertainer. Only patchwork scenes are left to be shot. Reports suggest that Rajinikanth will play the role of a village head and an elder brother in the film. Keerthy Suresh will play Rajinikanth's sister in the film. If reports are believed to be true, the first look poster of Rajinikanth's character from Annaattthe might release on the occasion of Vinayaga Chathurthi (September 10). However, an official announcement is yet to be made.
Sun Pictures, who had bankrolled Annaatthe, announced that the film will release in theatres on the occasion of Diwali 2021. Meanwhile, Thala Ajith has wrapped up the shooting of his upcoming film, Valimai. Trade sources suggest that the makers have planned to release Valimai on Diwali. If the Valimai team locks Diwali as the release date, the film will clash at the box office with Annaatthe. Soon, an official announcement from the Annatthe and Valimai team will clear things for fans. If Annaatthe and Valimai release on the same date, it will be a huge boost to theatres across Tamil Nadu as people will throng to watch their idols.