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.