Director Ram Gopal Varma, while heaping praises on the I trailer, said that he feels that Shankar has diminished Rajinikanth and Jayalalitha in Tamil Nadu with his work.

The director lauded the efforts of his contemporary in a series of tweets, but the highlight of them all was this: “After seeing ” I ” trailer purely as a general common outsider I feel Shanker is bigger than Jayalalitha and Rajinikanth in Tamil Nadu.” Without a doubt, Shankar managed to grab the attention of the movie buffs with this slick trailer and this is one compliment he should be very happy about for a long time to come!