It's been a parched one and a half years for cinema lovers as movie halls were closed for most of the period. Many popular films gave theatres a miss and went the OTT way and fans have been eagerly awaiting the reopening of theatres ever since COVID-19 cases have been gradually declining. It's been four days since theatres opened and the crowd is slowly picking up. Several Tamil films have either confirmed a theatrical release and announced a date or is expected to do so soon.

We bring you a list of much-awaited Tamil films that have opted for a theatrical release this year.

Annaatthe - Superstar Rajinikanth

"Thalaiva" screams, showers of torn tickets, paal abhishekam, crackers and songs... Rings any bell? After a long wait, Superstar Rajinikanth fans may get to experience the madness once again as the much-awaited 'Annaatthe' directed by Siva is slated for a release on November 4, marking the festival of Diwali. The cast includes Keerthy Suresh, Meena, Khushbu, Nayanthara, Jackie Shroff, Prakash Raj, Jagapathi Babu and Soori among others. The movie is bankrolled by Sun Pictures.