The entrance scene of Rajinikanth in the movie ‘Jailer’ ignited such excitement among his fans that a theatre in Mumbai had to momentarily pause the film. A video shared on X, previously known as Twitter, captured the moment as the audience erupted into cheers and applause during Rajinikanth’s stylish on-screen appearance. This pause occurred in a grand theatre located in Sion, Mumbai, which is quite unusual since this level of fervour is typically associated with Tamil-speaking regions like Chennai and Madurai. Despite Rajinikanth’s widespread popularity across India, his unparalleled swag had never before garnered such a remarkable display of appreciation.
Following the electrifying entry, the hall hushed as Rajinikanth’s character, ‘Tiger’ Muthuvel Pandian, began to speak before embarking on a thrilling killing spree that left the audience exhilarated. This extraordinary applause within a Mumbai theatre came as a genuine surprise, considering the increasing popularity of South Indian cinema in the Hindi belt. The presence of other prominent stars like Jackie Shroff, Mohanlal, Ramya Krishnan, and Tamannah Bhatia in the film ‘Jailer’ further contributed to its explosive reception.
The film’s storyline revolves around Muthuvel Pandian, a seemingly ordinary family man and former jailer. Beneath his unassuming appearance lies deadly killer instincts, as he relentlessly pursues a powerful gang leader who has escaped from prison. Muthuvel’s pursuit leads to a series of intense confrontations, resulting in him eliminating numerous adversaries before finally capturing the gangster. Amidst these events, his wife questions whether Muthuvel has gone too far, to which he responds with a knowing smile, suggesting that it’s too late to turn back now.