By: Settu Shankar
Friday, September 21, 2007
After completing 890 days, Shanthi Theater has finally stopped the screening of superstar Rajini's Chandramukhi, and the film has found its second release in 4 theaters in Chennai today.
The blockbuster movie of superstar Rajini was released on April 14, 2005 world wide, and created many records at the box office. The film celebrated its 300th day in 7 theaters, and finally actor Prabhu (the producer of Chandramukhi), the owner of Shanthi Theater, decided to continue the show to break the record of Thiyagaraja Bagavathar's film Haridass which held a 50- year- old record for being the longest running film in Tamil. When Chandramukhi completed its 800th day, it finally broke the record set by the movie Haridass.
Shivaji Films, the producers of Chandramukhi, have celebrated this achievement along with Tamil Film Producer's Council in a grand manner a couple of month ago. The Tamil Nadu chief minister M.Karunanidhi also participated in the function, and hailed the superstar, the hero of Chandramukhi, in that function.
Now after completing 890 days of running, Shanthi Theater has stopped the screening of the film and it has been released again in some of the city theaters like Nataraj, Mekala, Srinivasa and Lakshmi.
When asked about the historical run of the film, Prabhu said, "We are very proud about the record run of our superstar's Chandramukhi in our theater. The movie has a decent crowd even in the last show screened at our theater..."