Mumbai: The "Kabali" mania has gripped not just the masses, but also film stars, who are "excited" to watch the superstar Rajinikanth-starrer Tamil action drama. The Indian film fraternity went onto their social media accounts praising Thalaiva on the occasion of the first day of the film's release. Directed by Pa. Ranjith, the film features Rajinikanth as a don who fights for Tamils in Malaysia. On Thursday night, the film had its world premiere in Malaysia and Singapore, followed by Dubai and some parts of the US. The film has also been released in Hindi and Telugu, apart from its Tamil version. The dubbed Malay version is slated to release on July 29. “Saluting” Rajinikant, celebrities like director S.S. Rajamouli, Madhur Bhandarkar, Kunal Kohli and Dhanush expressed their energised sentiments on Twitter while some shared their disappointment over missing the first day, first show of the film due to work. Here is what the fraternity had to say: S. S. Rajamouli: Missing 'Kabali' first day first show. Stuck in shooting. How I wish I could be there in the theatre engulfed by Thalaiva mania... Madhur Bhandarkar: On my way to watch first day first show of 'Kabali' at Aurora Theatre, Matunga and excited to be a part of the Rajinikanth mania. Resul Pookutty: Rajinikanth namma Thalaivar eppiadi irukku...? Priya Anand: Sulking on set today because I didn't get the day off to watch 'Kabali'. Watching you guys showing off on Twitter ain't helping either! Kunal Kohli: So today is 'Kabali'. Rajnikant, what a man. He doesn't need a holiday weekend, it becomes one when he releases a film. Kamaal R. Khan: What a great film 'Kabali'. Full of emotions and patriotism. It's going to be sure shot blockbuster all over south India. Salute to Rajnikant. Lakshmi Rai: The one and only Thalaivar. 'Kabali', superstar, star power. Raja Sen: Best wishes to Thalaivaress Radhika Apte for the biggest release of the year. Tickets booked for Tamil extravaganza. 'Kabali', no dubs please. Dhanush: Make way. The king arrives. Time to celebrate. First day first show. Superstar 'Neruppu Da'.