As the buzz surrounding Ilayathalapathy Vijay's Puli gets bigger and better with each passing day, theatre owners and some of the aggregator services like 'Bookmyshow' and 'TicketNew' are looking to pounce on the opportunity by making available the pre-booking option, well in advance.
Yes, advance booking for Puli is well underway and going by the overwhelming response, it looks like many theatres would be placing the 'house full' board right throughout the first week (Oct 1-8) even before the movie gets released.
In Chennai, theatres like 'Mayajaal' have already started issuing the tickets and according to its owner, tickets for the first three days might get sold out before the beginning of next week. Such is the rush when it comes to getting one's hand on the coveted tickets of Puli.
In 'Mayajaal' alone, Puli will have a jaw dropping 48 shows to begin with. The number of shows is expected to be increased in coming days, depending on the demand.
When it comes to screen count, the movie is all set to become the Kaththi star's best so far in his illustrious career. Puli is also said to be the costliest project in Vijay's métier.
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It is said that the total screen count may cross 3000 (after taking into consideration all three languages). Though the official numbers are yet to be made available, Puli is easily Vijay's best so far when it comes to screen count.
130 Screens In The USA
ATMUS Entertainment will be releasing Puli in more than 130 screens (Tam & Tel) in the United States. While the Tamil version will get 104 screens, Telugu version is expected to get more than 26 screens.
200 Screens In Kerala?
It is also said that the fantasy adventure will get a whopping 200 screens in God's own country. Official confirmation is expected soon.
Many shows (first three days) are already sold out at the Abirami Cinemas, Chennai. Looks like the entire first week will be blocked by the end of this weekend.
While almost all the shows have been sold out for the opening day at AGS Cinemas, tickets for the next two days (Oct 2nd and 3rd) are expected to be consumed by the end of tomorrow.
The total run time of Puli is said to be 2 hours and 34 minutes, which is decent considering the film's genre. Fantasy films usually come with more than 2 hours of run time.