Directed by Vijay, Abhinetri, which is being shot in Tamil as well as Hindi, stars Tamannaah Bhatia, Sonu Sood and Prabhu Deva in lead roles
"I should say I'm amazed with Puli. The spectacular sets and the grand scale on which the film has been made, is at par with Hollywood standards," Rajinikanth said in a statement. He also described Vijay as a "perfect treat for family and kids". Puli also stars Sridevi, Shruti Haasan and Hansika Motwani
The release of Puli had hit a roadblock after early morning shows and overseas premieres of the film were cancelled due to payment issues. However, the issues are now resolved and the film has released in India and abroad. Hansika Motwani tweeted: "All issues sorted. It's time to Roar. It's time for #Puli. it's #showtime"
"He watched the film at NFDC's (National Film Development Corporation) preview theatre. His children and wife loved the film and Vijay hopes that his fans will like it too," a source from the theatre told IANS. The film also stars Sridevi, Hansika Motwani, Shruti Haasan and Sudeep in important roles