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Rajini mania grips TN as 'Petta' hits screen

Press Trust of India  |  Chennai 

The much-awaited starrer 'Petta' hit screens worldwide amid much fanfare with two fan couples in the state choosing the occasion to tie the knot and another piercing his skin as part of special prayers for the success of the flick.

Elated fans danced to drumbeats and poured 'milk' on huge cuts-out of the 69-year-old outside theatres across the state.

Crackers were burst and cakes cut ahead of the release of the movie at a cinema hall in district as early as 4 AM.

In Thanjavur town, bridegroom Jothiraman, an ardent Rajini fan and bride entered into wedlock on the occasion.

"I have been a diehard fan of from childhood.. Getting married on the day when his movie is released is a dream come true for me. I thank him.." said

Similarly, Anbarasu another fan of the married his girlfriend, at the famous Woodlands theatre here.

Taking the excitement a notch higher, another fan in district pierced his skin with hooks and spikes to show his devotion for the

A fan club of the Tamil 'Superstar' in organised special prayers for the movie's success.

A five minute video of the members of 'Maharashtra State Head Welfare Association' offering special prayers has gone viral.

Produced by Sun Pictures, it is directed by 'Pizza' fame and music scored by Anirudh.

Besides and Vijay Sethupathy, the film's star cast includes actresses and and

'Petta', roughly translating into one's local stronghold in Tamil, released along with the Ajith-Nayanthara starrer 'Viswasam' directed by

Meanwhile, Subburaj took to twitter to express his gratitude to the fans following the 'overwhelming' response for the film.

"#response is so over-whelming and awesome.. Thank you Thalaivar fans.. Love you Thalaivaaa.. Thank you @sunpictures & whole team!!", he said.

He also appealed to the fans not to share video clips from the theatre.

"Our sincere request:: PLS DON'T SHARE FILM CLIPS FROM THEATRE.. PLS DONT REVEAL THE STORY.. Let everybody #GetRajinified like you did."

A report from district said six fans of actor suffered minor injuries when a huge cut-out of the 47-year-old actor erected outside a theatre in Thirukovilur collapsed and fell on them.

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First Published: Thu, January 10 2019. 19:35 IST