• Fans of Indian superstar Rajinikanth offer prayers in front of his poster outside a cinema hall to celebrate the screening of “Kabali” in Chennai, India, Friday, July 22, 2016. Hundreds of thousands of fans of Indian superstar Rajinikanth thronged cinemas across India and Malaysia on Friday for the premiere of his latest film, "Kabali," jumping from their seats and dancing in the aisles as their hero fought enemies in the gangster flick. (AP Photo/Aijaz Rahi)

    Crowds cheer Indian superstar Rajnikanth’s latest film

    CHENNAI, India (AP) — Private companies declared a holiday and parents kept children out of school as an air of celebration swept southern India on Friday for the premiere of Indian superstar Rajinikanth’s latest film.

  • Fans of Indian actor Rajinikanth wait outside a theatre to buy tickets on the eve of release of his new movie Kabali, in Bangalore, India, Thursday, July 21, 2016. Businesses in southern India have given their employees the day off on Friday so they can attend screenings of a new film starring Tamil cinema's superstar Rajinikanth. One of Asia's highest paid actors, Rajinikanth is considered one of the most bankable stars in India. (AP Photo/Aijaz Rahi)

    Crowds cheer Indian superstar Rajnikanth’s latest film

    CHENNAI, India (AP) — Hundreds of thousands of fans of Indian superstar Rajinikanth are thronging cinemas across the country to catch the premiere of his latest film, “Kabali.”