Desiring to get a first-hand experience of audience reactions to his Pongal release Padikkathavan, Dhanush watched it in Albert and Kasi theatres in Chennai yesterday. With news spreading that Dhanush would arrive in Albert theatre, fans thronged the theatre and there was chaos everywhere.
Soon, Dhanush arrived and was greeted by the mad crowd, who had to be controlled by police. Inside, while watching the movie, Dhanush possibly felt the same pride and uneasiness due to the excessive public adulation and attention just as Barack Obama would have felt during his oath-taking ceremony! The audience cheered every dialogue the actor uttered in the film. They even presented an “extempore and frenzied” dance performance to the star when the song ‘Vela’ came up!
A delighted Dhanush shared some time with his fans, answering each and every question with great patience. Then Dhanush left the Albert premises amidst a loud cheer from his fans, who were chanting “Long live, Ilaya Superstar”!
Soon, he reached Kasi theatre and the scene was not much different there. And we mean it literally, because some fans who presented the “extempore” performance at Albert were seen here too!
Dhanush attributed Padikkathavan’s success largely to Sun Pictures, who took it to every corner of the state, and to its director Suraaj. He also pointed out that Vivek’s comedy and Tamannaah’s glamour added to the film’s popularity. Promising everyone that he will continue to give more action-comedies in the future, an excited Dhanush bid everyone goodbye.
Rajinikanth watches Padikkathavan
Superstar Rajinikanth took a break from Endhiran’s (also referred to as Enthiran) shooting to watch Padikkathavan! A special screening of the movie was arranged for Rajinikanth in the Four Frames preview theatre on January 20th. The star was seen thoroughly enjoying his son-in-law’s latest movie, having a hearty laugh at the film’s comedy scenes.
Rajinikanth congratulated Dhanush and director Suraaj for giving a clean and good commercial entertainer, which can be enjoyed by everyone in a family. He also requested Dhanush to come up with more action-comedies like Padikkathavan in future.