The long wait for the release of superstar Rajinikanth starrer Kabali is finally over. With the much-awaited film hitting the screens across the globe on Friday, those who have been smitten by Thalaivar’s latest teaser could hardly contain their excitement till they watch the full-length movie.
While several companies in Bengaluru and Chennai declared a holiday on Friday and sponsored free movie tickets for their employees to watch it, diehard fans in the city feel a little disappointed that they could not get a kick out of seeing the superstar film on the release day.
“Unlike most Rajini movies where I used to watch on the first day first show since my college days, this time I feel little unhappy that I would not be able to make it due to official commitments,” said district Collector N. Yuvaraj.
Managing director of Mahatma Gandhi Cancer Hospital and Research Institute and an ardent fan of Rajinikanth Murali Krishna Voonna said there were times when he used to stand in serpentine queues to get the first day first show tickets.
“Since I am going to Europe with my family tomorrow, I am not able to watch the movie this time on the same day. I adore superstar for his simplicity and the way he continues to stand out as a style icon for decades,” he said.
It is celebration time for those who got the tickets to watch the movie on the release day after a long drawn-out struggle.
“I somehow could make it for the evening show tomorrow at Varun Inox because two of my students are crazy about Rajinikanth and determined to watch the movie on the first day itself,” says K.V.L. Suchitra, founder-president of Prajwal Vani Welfare Society.
Much to the delight of Rajini fans, the specially-designed AirAsia aircraft, coated with Kabali poster, flew back to Bengaluru from Visakhapatnam at 6:35 p.m. on Thursday.
Vizag Smiles, an NGO, is all set to treat its volunteers by providing a free movie ticket holding a lucky draw.For hardcore fans, Varun Inox is also screening Kabali in Tamil at 4 p.m. and 10:10 p.m.