Monday, September 27, 2010

Indian Express News on Thalaivar fans celebration

CELEBRATION the screens this Friday, Venkadesan S takes a look at what the fan clubs have in store With Enthiran set to hit theatres

THE wait is finally over with the much-hyped Enthiran soon set to hit the screens. Having successfully booked tickets for the first show on the first day for almost triple the usual fare, they are now preparing to glorify the Enthiran.

"Major celebration begins a day before the release," says Ravi, head of Saidapet Rajini Fan Club Association. "We've arranged for a special pooja at the Saidapet Karumaariyamman temple on September 30. It'll be followed by free meals for differently-abled children."

The celebrations around Kasi Theatre will continue through the night. "We have arranged for music bands, mayilattam and oyilaatam groups. We've purchased `40,000 worth crackers," says Ravi. The hike in the price of the ticket doesn't seem to affect them. "We're ready to pay even `5,000 to watch his film," he adds.

While these celebrations are in South Chennai, other sectors are not idle.
"We're taking the Enthiran reel box on procession after the pooja," says Ezhil, head of Pursawalkam Rajini Fan Club Association.

Not just Chennai, Kancheepuram too is gearing up for the robot. "We've planned to give an apple to audience on the first day as Rajini is seen with an apple in one of the scenes in the trailer," says Rajini Babu, District Secretary, Kanchipuram Rajini Fan Clubs.

The fans seem to be in a frenzy . And, who's to blame them. After all, it's after two years that they're going to watch their thalaivar on the big screen.