It is a festive season for black market with Darshan's Sangolli Rayanna turning out to be a massive crowd puller. The tickets of the film, which was released on November 1, is selling like hot cakes and it has made the black marketers to sell the tickets at never-heard-before price.
A trader says, "The theatres are just selling 60% of the tickets at counters and rest are diverted towards black market. Knowing that the people are crazy to watch Sangolli Rayanna, the black marketers are charging five-six times higher than the actual price."
In theatres like Nartaki, Siddeshwara and Navarang, the first weekend proved to be a wonderful weekend for the black-ticket sellers. At least, each person walked out with Rs 8,000 in his pocket, says a security person at a leading theatre.
A cine-goer at the main theatre said, "I bought two tickets for Rs 300. I just cannot miss out on the fun of watching the Darshan film in the first weekend." Meanwhile, Sangolli Rayanna has done a wonderful business at the Kannada Box Office. The film, on the opening day itself, has raked in Rs 3 crore.