By: Settu Shankar
Tuesday, March 20, 2007
Rajini fans are getting ready to watch their Super Star's never before mega production, Shivaji. The special tokens will be issued to them for watching the movie. These tokens will be given to the fans who come to watch the movie, along with a letter by the area President of Rajini Fan Club. These tokens are being issued to the fans up to 31 st of March 2007. The head quarters of Rajini Fan Club has already issued a notice to all its branches regarding the issue of tokens, a week ago. According to the Notice, every fan will be eligible for get only one token at a cost of Rs.1600. He would be given this token in the ticket counters of theaters where Shivaji will be screened. They can get 20 tickets for a token. But he cannot use all the 20 tickets in a single day. Only 4 tickets are allowed to be used per day. Each ticket will be cost Rs. 50 only and the remaining amount of Rs.600 will be returned to the Club after a month and they will later disribute it to the fans.
Thousands of fans rushed to the Chennai Ragavendra Kalyana Mandapam, where the head quarter is functioning, for collecting their tokens.
When we visited the Mandapam, there was a huge crowd at the main gate. They did not bother about the cost of the token. Many had tried to get more than one token. Somebody openly commented that this is not a huge amount to Rajini fans. They feel that just a day is enough to recollect their investment.
Some of the neighbours also approached Rajini fans to get the tokens at a 'premium' price. They were even ready to pay double the price.
According to the Rajini Fan Club sources, the film will be released in more than 300 theaters. Multiplexes like Mayaajal and Inox have planned to show the Movie in all their 6 and 4 screens respectively. Other multiplexes are also planning the same way. For the fans, the real count down starts for Shivaji from the moment they get their tokens.
But there is no confirmed news about the release of the film on April 12th as planned. Till this moment, the AVM campus has not announced anything about the Audio release of their film. Sources from AVM campus said that the post-production work of the film is still going on and the producers are waiting for the final word from the director Shankar for any further announcements.