If there is one superstar who has the ability to shut down companies and production houses at the time of his movie release, it is none other than Rajinikanth.
Not only in Chennai, but companies and start-ups in Bangalore
too, have declared holiday on Friday (July 22) owing to the release
of Kabali. What more, some companies have
even booked free tickets for their employees.
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Venkat Prabhu's Holiday
Venkat Prabhu's production unit, Black Ticket Company
has declared a holiday on July 22 for all its employees. There will
be no shooting or other activities on the film's release
"Our management has decided to declare a special holiday
(a Venkat Prabhu holiday) on 22nd July 2016, on account of our very
own superstar Rajini's 'Kabali' directed by our own product Pa.
Ranjith," read a statement released by Black Ticket
The shooting of Arun Vijay's Kuttram 23
has been rescheduled from Friday. It is said that the entire crew
of the movie is a huge fan of superstar Rajinikanth and that they
will be watching the movie together.
FreshDesk Watches Kabali
"We are planning to take our employees on Saturday after
the release and are in talks with Satyam Cinemas. We are looking to
accommodate everyone at the main screen which has a capacity of
almost 600 people," a representative from FreshDesk told Times
More Cinema Halls Booked
More and more cinema halls across the country are
getting booked by start-ups and companies. Looks like
the Kabali craze is catching up fast among corporate
companies and start-ups.
The Unfortunate Ones
Rajinikanth fans, those who are working in companies
that has not declared a holiday on Friday, are planning to call in
"sick". Most of them have already applied for leave on 22nd of this
"We didn't want to get a pile of leave applications from our
employees and hence we have declared a holiday on Friday," Vinoth
Sudaroli, VP, India Operations told Times of India.
Opus, a start-up in Bangalore has booked tickets for all its
employees at PVR cinemas.
"The employees come from different parts of India, and 18 of
them are from Tamil Nadu," Manoj Pushparaj, head of operations has
said, adding that the move is to motivate the employees.
Another start-up in Chennai, Fyndus, declared a holiday and has
also booked tickets for the first day first show.
"On account of the release of superstar RAJINI's movie "KABALI"
we have decided to declare holiday on July 22, 2016 in efforts to
avoid piled up leave requests to the HR department.
We also take the privilege of going the extra mile to support
anti-piracy by providing free tickets for the former to Fyndus
employees," read a note signed by the company's Vice
If you think this is crazy, wait until we let you know about a
petition that has requested the Chief Minister of Tamil Nadu to
declare a state holiday on July 22, owing to the movie
"We humbly request our CM Jayalalithaa to declare Friday as a
public holiday, which will enable people to watch the movie in
comfort, without the hassle of taking leave," read an online
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