As the capital city of of Tamil Nadu recovers from December 3 Cyclone Michaung and Chennai Floods 2023, Rajinikanth fans felt a sigh of relief with the re-release of their favourite star's classic hit - Muthu (1995). Written and directed by KS Ravikumar and co-starring Meena in the lead, Muthu is a Tamil adaptation of the 1994 Malayalam hit Thenmavin Kombath, and revolves around the family politics and secrets of a zamindar family.
While actress Meena and KS Ravikumar made it to the opening day of Muthu re-release, Rajinikanth who turns 73 this December 12, gave the theatrical event a miss. Some of the reactions online to the 2023 release of Muthu, which has AR Rahman for music:
Aduthu padayappa ReRelease 🔥🔥— Baabakumar (@baabakumar) December 8, 2023
KS Ravikumar pic.twitter.com/Za1BCgZKQi
Post Cyclone Michaung, a video of Rajinikanth's Poes Garden home painted a picture of how bad the waterlogging on his street was. However, Rajini is said to be shooting for a film outside Chennai, and his family members are said to have taken shelter at an alternate address even before the cyclone hit.
ரஜினிகாந்த் தற்போது வீட்டில் இல்லை.. படப்பிடிப்பில் வெளியூர்.. அவரது குடும்பமும் பண்ணை வீட்டில் பாதுகாப்புடன் உள்ளனர்.— Chinna Chinna Asai (@chennaitodaynew) December 7, 2023
Director KS Ravikumar has also announced that Padayappa (1999) another classic hit of Rajinikanth that he directed, will next be re-releasing in theaters.