With just a few hours left for the release of Superstar Rajinikanth’s Kabali, theatres in the city are seeing a mad scramble among fans to grab tickets for the First Day First Show. Tickets for the first day have been already been sold out and fans are demanding theatre and multiplex owners to start the shows as early as 3:45 am. In Mysuru, the film will be screened at Rajkamal, Sangam, Padma, Inox, DRC Cinemas, Thibbadevi, and Saraswathi. While the DRC Cinemas is planning to have 15 shows from 6:45 am, Inox has lined up 16 shows. The starting time of Inox shows was, however, not confirmed. The tickets for the 6:45 am show at DRC is sold out.
On Thursday morning, a large number of fans had gathered in front of DRC Cinemas at Jayalakshmipuram asking the theatre management to begin the first show at 3:45 am. Fans who had brought movie posters and show timings from Bengaluru where many theatres are screening the movie at 3:45 am demanded the management to begin the show in the wee hours.Vaishali Hanumanth, Managing Partner of DRC Cinemas told City Today that fans asked her if it could be done in Bengaluru, why not in Mysuru. She said that she would meet the Deputy Commissioner for necessary permissions.Such early morning shows are not uncommon in Chennai and Bengaluru. But in Mysuru probably for the first time, a Tamil movie is being screened at 6:45 am.
“We generally look for early morning shows that are usually for the die-hard Rajinikanth fans. We have blocked tickets for the 6:45 am show but hoping that the movie will be screened at 3:45 am and we can watch it even earlier. We can also First Day First Show when the sun is still not up,” said K Rajashekar who has seen all Rajinikanth movies at least 10 times.Meghana, a student from Manasagangothri says: “I am bit upset as I couldn’t get first show ticket at 6:45 am and not even for the whole day. I am waiting for Inox to put up their online tickets. I keep checking every five minutes.” One more fan boy Akshay is ready to wait in front of any theatre which is featuring Kabali and is not giving up the chance of watching it the first day.
Kabali is a movie of drama, action and crime genre directed by Pa. Ranjith and produced by Kalaipuli Thanu of V Creations, casting Rajinikanth and Radhika Apte in lead role. Kabali depicts the eternal victory of good over evil where Rajni fights for equal pay rights for Tamils in Malaysia.Kabali will be released in four languages: Tamil, Hindi, Telugu, and Malayalam. The producers of the film say it will be the biggest-ever worldwide release for an Indian film.