On Wednesday night, Rajinikanth returned to Chennai to receive a rousing reception from thousands of fans, nearly one-and-a-half months after he flew out to Singapore for medical treatment. Personnel from the Chennai Airport Police Station and neighbouring police stations were deployed in large numbers to regulate the traffic.

As soon as he saw the fans, the matinee idol waved his hands and conveyed his ‘vanakkam’ to them. Clad in white shirt and blue jeans, Rajini was seen very fresh, enthusiastic and energetic.