A few hours back, it was officially announced that Superstar Rajinikanth’s Annaatthe would hit the screens for Pongal, next year. This news has taken everyone by pleasant surprise and it has excited the fans who were eagerly waiting for an update. Directed by Siva and produced by Sun Pictures, Annaatthe has an exciting star cast in the form of Khushbu Sundar, Meena, Nayanthara, Keerthy Suresh, Prakash Raj, Soori, Sathish, and others. This new change of plan in the release has happened due to the current outbreak of coronavirus and many other big films are expected to follow suit.

This new release date for Annaatthe has come as a hat-trick of sorts for Superstar Rajinikanth and it looks quite interesting. Rajinikanth’s Petta had released for the festive occasion of Pongal 2018 and it was a huge hit at the box office. Similarly, Darbar released for this year’s Pongal and it also satisfied the fans and family audience. Annaatthe will mark Rajinikanth’s third consecutive Pongal release in a row.

Notably, Pongal is also a proven success sentiment for director Siva who has already delivered three blockbuster hits that were released during the festive occasion - Siruthai (2011), Veeram (2014) and Viswasam (2018). Both Rajinikanth and Siva would be looking forward to continuing their success streaks with Annaatthe. Theatre owners have opined that it is a great decision to release the film for Pongal, as the film has a celebratory and festive mood to it. Having said that, we can be sure of the film’s grand box office opening! Get set to witness Annaatthe from Pongal 2021.