Actor Ajith’s much-awaited ‘Mankatha’ hits the screens all over the state and elsewhere today. The Venkatprabhu-directed film has managed to generate quite a craze among the actor’s fans despite the fact that Ajith’ appeal a few months ago to disband all the fans’ clubs operating in his name. No other actor as popular as Ajith would have dared to take such a step but Ajith has always been ‘different’ from others.
Even as ‘Mankatha’ releases today, the advance booking to watch the film on te very first day itself has been going on in full swing. The film is also a landmark film for Ajith as it would be his 50th film. Instead of letting the script focus entirely on him in his landmark film, Ajith has on board a huge star cast in the film in the form of ‘action king’ Arjun, Trisha, Anjali, Lakshmi Rai and Andrea Jermaiah. Bollywood’s Kainaat Arora has performed a sizzling ‘item’ number in the film.
Screens where ‘Mankatha’ releases witnessed huge and frantic booking from the actor’s fans who were vying with each other to proudly display the tickets they had purchased to watch the film on the very first day itself. The theatres screening the film have been wearing a festive look thanks to the fans of ‘Thala’ who have erected huge cut-outs of the actor and banners informing the public about the release of Ajith’s 50th film!
Theatre-owners are obviously happy at the heavy pre-release booking. One hears that even on-line booking was over within a few hours of its opening. The film is distributed by Sun Pictures jointly in association with actress Radhika’s Radaan Media. The film, which is being released in as many as 300 screens in the State, is likely to witness huge crowds till Sunday as the festive week is on.