After impressing audiences and critics alike, Tamil socio-political drama Joker has won over superstar Rajinikanth, who has termed it a "brilliant film".

The Raju Murugan directorial released on August 12.

"I applaud the team of ‘Joker’. Brilliant film," Rajinikanth wrote on his Twitter account on Thursday.

Rajinikanth also called the producer of Joker and applauded the entire team.

"Got a call from the one and only superstar Rajini sir! Appreciated the whole team for Joker," producer SR Prabhu posted on the micro-blogging website.

Joker is a political satire about the ills of globalization.

The film stars Guru Somasundaram, Ramya Pandian and Gayatri Krishnaa in the lead.