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Video Of Man Criticising Rajinikanth’s Old Film Falsely Shared As Public Review Of Jailer

Authors

Vasudha noticed the growing problem of mis/disinformation online after studying New Media at ACJ in Chennai and became interested in separating facts from fiction. She is interested in learning how global issues affect individuals on a micro level. Before joining Newschecker’s English team, she was working with Latestly.

Pankaj Menon is a fact-checker based out of Delhi who enjoys ‘digital sleuthing’ and calling out misinformation. He has completed his MA in International Relations from Madras University and has worked with organisations like NDTV, Times Now and Deccan Chronicle online in the past.

Claim

Video showing negative public review of Jailer, Rajinikanth’s latest movie. Criticising the movie, a man can be heard saying, “Not a single scene in the movie is nice. Couldn’t sit for a single scene. In the name of sentiment… We came to see Rajini on screen. But they can’t give such a movie featuring such a top hero  to such a director.”

Review of Jailer?
Screengrab from tweet by @JDKaranLeo

Archived version of the post can be seen here.

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Fact

On scanning through the comment section of the posts carrying the footage, we noticed users pointing out that it in fact shows the public reaction to Annaatthe.

Screengrabs from X

Further, we spotted “Chennai Waalaa” written on the mic seen in the viral clip.

Screengrab from viral video

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Taking a clue, we looked up “Chennai Waalaa,” “Annaatthe,” and “Review” on YouTube, which led us to a video by the channel dated November 4, 2021. The video featured public reviews of Rajinikanth’s Annaatthe.

Around 3 minutes into the video, we spotted the viral footage shared claiming to show a man criticising Rajinikanth’s latest film.

Screengrab from YouTube video by Chennai Waalaa

Annaatthe is a 2021 movie featuring Rajinikanth, Keerthy Suresh and Nayanthara in the lead roles.

Hence, a video of a negative public response of Rajinikanth’s 2021 movie Annaatthe has been falsely shared to show a man criticising Jailer.

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Result: False

Sources
YouTube Video By Chennai Waalaa, Dated November 4, 2021
IMDb Website


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Authors

Vasudha noticed the growing problem of mis/disinformation online after studying New Media at ACJ in Chennai and became interested in separating facts from fiction. She is interested in learning how global issues affect individuals on a micro level. Before joining Newschecker’s English team, she was working with Latestly.

Pankaj Menon is a fact-checker based out of Delhi who enjoys ‘digital sleuthing’ and calling out misinformation. He has completed his MA in International Relations from Madras University and has worked with organisations like NDTV, Times Now and Deccan Chronicle online in the past.

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