The advance booking for ‘Endhiran’ opened at 9am this morning. But the fans were ready as early as 3am queuing up in front of the theatres.
The avant-garde obsession of Rajini fans for ‘Endhiran’ was on display today at the Udhayam Theatre in Ashok Nagar, Chennai today. The crowd was swelling right from the wee hours. People from all types and walks stood firm to get their tickets on that first day.
Hot sun did not deter, the sweating crowd did not dissuade. The long wait was seen as a self-test to their resilience power.
When the gates opened at 9am there were celebrations already. Leaving all known inhibitions behind Rajini fans ran, jumped, rolled over and tried all acrobatic acts to reach the box office first. They all had only one thing in mind – to watch ‘Endhiran’ first day first show.
One Rajini fan exclaimed “Diwali is for others, for us only Robowali this year”. One woman who had come with her son after packing her husband to office said she had been at the venue from 8am so that she could watch Rajini on the first day.
When the counter opened whistles and hoots rent the air marking bigger things to come on October 1. It’s time the Guinness Awards must look for a living actor in the world who has more manic fan following than the super star Rajinikanth.
Here is one thing to sum up what Rajini is to his fans. One young fan who got married only this year says for him “thala diwali is not the first diwali after his marriage but it is the first release of a Rajini film after his marriage”. Can anybody beat it?