Kabali is all set for a record release in Kerala. The film would be released in 306 theatres across the State. According to the reports, as many as 2000 shows would be screened on the very first day of its release in Kerala.
Mohanlal and Antony Perumbavoor are distributing the film to the theatres in Kerala through Aashirvad Release through Max.
Going by the number of screens and the number of shows, it seems like Kabali would eclipse all other previous first day collection records at the Kerala box office.
At present, Vijay starrer Theri holds the record for the maximum Day 1 collection by a non-Malayalam movie. The film fetched 3.18 Crores on Day 1 at the Kerala Box Office.
The numbers look overwhelming, with a major chunk of theatres of various cities all set to screen Kabali. 8 theatres in Thiruvananthapuram city would screen Kabali. In fact, theatres in Thiruvananthapuram would begin the first screening of the film at 5:30 AM in the morning.
Similarly, majority of the theatres in Ernakulam district have been booked to screen Kabali. As many as 88 shows would be screened on Day 1 in Ernakulam alone. This is the first time that a movie is being screened for these many shows in the city.
The advance booking in centres like Ernakulam and Thiruvananthapuram has been phenomenal and most of the shows for the first day have been sold out.
Release of Kabali would affect Malayalam films like Kasaba, Anuraga Karikkin Vellam and
Karinkunnam Sixes, which have been doing good business at the box-office.
Well, this kind of hype is something which we have not seen before, even for the films of Mollywood superstars. It looks like Rajinikanth is all set to take over the Kerala box office.