Chennai: Fans of superstar Rajnikanth just can’t wait for the release of his upcoming film Kabali and have already started queuing up outside cinema halls. The advance booking for the film is yet to start but that hasn’t stopped these ticket-less fans from camping outside cinema halls.
The much awaited gangster-drama film hits cinemas on 22nd of July and each one of his die-hard fans wants to catch the film first day, first show. The film has been used for social development as well with people constructing toilets in Sellipet panchayat in Puducherry getting rewarded with tickets to the first show.
“I have taken a leave from office for the next 10 days and I am going to camp outside the multiplex with my friends. Thalaiva’s films aren’t just about the 3 hours that we spend watching the actual film. It is the whole atmosphere and the frenzy before the film and we really want to experience that. You can say his films are like the World Cup of films and all the fans are here to celebrate this carnival”, said Prakash, a fan of Rajnikanth waiting outside a Chennai multiplex.
Revathi, a Project manager with an MNC who was also waiting outside a multiplex said,”All my engineers applied for leave and came here so what was I going to do alone in the office. So I also joined them here, at least we can get some meetings done while we wait for the release. We have told HR to arrange tents and mattresses for us and order food regularly. They are also happy; they have achieved their target for team bonding sessions this year in a single shot.”
Meanwhile, a petition on change.org to declare 22nd July a national holiday has gathered 1 Million signatures till now. Once it reaches 2 Million, it will be forwarded to PM Narenda Modi.