‘Jailer’ first day first show: Tamil superstar Rajinikanth, also popularly known as Thalaivar, has diehard fans who are willing to go to any extent to show their love and admiration for the veteran actor. Vijay Shekhar Sharma, founder and CEO of fintech firm Paytm, shared a video of a Japanese couple on X, formerly known as Twitter, who travelled from Osaka to Chennai to watch the film.
While sharing the video, Sharma said that even though Thalaivar’s movie might not hit theatres in Japan on the first day of its release, his fans have come all the way from Japan to India to see his movie.
“Thalaivar’s movie may not go from India to Japan on Day 1. Japan will definitely come to India to watch it on day 1! (sic),” Sharma said on X. “To see the Jailer movie, we have come from Japan to Chennai,” Rajinikanth fan club leader in Japan Yasuda Hidetoshi said.
With first shows beginning as early as 6 am, fans also lined up outside theatres in Chennai and poured milk, burst crackers, and danced with drums. A day before the film’s release, some Rajinikanth fans gathered at Madurai’s Thiruparankundram Amman Temple for a special ceremony to seek blessings for the film’s success.
“I have been a Rajini fan for over 40 years. From Rajini’s Padayappa till today, I have been doing various prayers for the success of Rajini’s film. Today I am praying that Rajini’s 169th film Jailer will be successful,” a fan was quoted as saying by ANI.
The Rajinikanth and Tamannah Bhatia-starrer movie was released in theatres across the world on August 10. The film features Rajinikanth, Tamannah Bhatia, Ramya Krishnan, Vasanth Ravi and Yogi Babu in significant roles. Jailer features Mohanlal and Shiva Rajkumar in cameo roles. The film’s songs Kaavaalaa and Hukum have went onto become chartbusters.
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