Megastar Rajinikanth’s much-awaited look from AR Murugadoss’ directorial Darbar is finally out. The internet has been buzzing with excitement ever since news of the new look was announced by the director on Wednesday morning.

In a post that he shared on Twitter, Murugadoss wrote, “Younger, smarter, wiser, tougher… Thalaivar in a never seen before Avatar#DarbarSecondLook…”

Rajinikanth is seen in a determined avatar holding the edge rope of what looks like a boxing ring. There are sweat beads all over his face while he stares ahead.

Lyca Productions, the studio which is bankrolling the film, also shared the new look posters on social media. They wrote, “Darbar Second Look Out Now!!”

Minutes after the poster was revealed, #DarbarSecondLook began to trend on Twitter.

Makers have been creating ample excitement around the film. Earlier on Wednesday morning, Murugadoss took to Twitter to write, “You guys are in for a surprise #DarbarSecondLook,” after which a massive meme contest to calculations on what the look is going to be about, have been doing the rounds on social media.

Rajinikanth will be seen essaying the role of a cop after 25 years with this action thriller that will be the superstar’s 167th film.

Suneil Shetty will be making his Tamil debut with Darbar and will be playing the role of the antagonist alongside Prateik Babbar.

Nayanthara, Nivetha Thomas, Dalip Tahil, Soori, Harish Uthaman, Jeeva, Manobala, Suman, Anandaraj, Rao Ramesh, Bose Venkat, Prakash Raj, Nawab Shah, and Yogi Babu are also part of the star-cast of the film.

After Kaala and 2.0, Darbar will be Rajinikanth’s third collaboration with Lyca Productions.

Darbar is slated to release next year on Pongal.