Offbeat ha? That too on the biggest south Indian festival? Do you want the fans to die out of heart attack or take the matters into their own hands to hurt the writer/directors?
Rajini's core audience are damn hungry for the full on Rajinism which they have not got to witness for a long time. Lingaa had it but it was a very bad film. Kabali, Kaala were completely un-Rajini like infact that's the riskiest experiments he could've attempted.
There was evil Chitti in Endhiran & 2.0 but that is just one character trait. So honestly since Sivaji The Boss, the fans have been left thirsty for an wholesome Rajinikanth entertainer which presents him the way he has been loved for over three decades.
The above teaser just by walking shot promises to deliver the Rajini audience are desperate to watch. In that also the supporting cast is huge, with Vijay Sethupathi, Bobby Simha & Nawazuddin Siddiqui. If the director Karthik Subbaraj (who has a very good name for himself) again takes up Pa.Ranjith's route to experiment with Rajini's image then all hell will break loose.