Albert theatre: Kabali frenzy from ground zero in Chennai

  • Aditya Iyer, Hindustan Times, Chennai
  • Updated: Jul 22, 2016 20:30 IST
Fans celebrate with drums and much dancing. (Theadityaiyer/Twitter)

If it is the day a Rajinikanth film is releasing, it can’t just be about the ‘business of cinema’. It has to be about the madness, craze for a superstar, music, dance, and tickets frenzy....

Scenes from the First Day First Show (FDFS) at the famous Albert theatre in Chennai were one of anticipation in the midst of rivalry and madness. After all, it is said to be superstar Rajinikanth’s favourite theatre!

There was, however, a minor break from tradition -- the FDFS show was postponed to 11 am because the theatre owner didn’t pay the screening rights of Rs 45 lakhs to KS Thanu, Kabali’s producer.

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Actor Dhanush and Rajinikanth’s younger Soundarya were present at the theatre to watch the 1 pm show with the fans. Dhanush is married to Aishwarya, the star’s elder daughter.

In the meanwhile, take a look at Rajini madness from ground zero:

And here are some scenes from Thursday:

A Japanese couple await a date with their favourite star. In fact, the guy proudly displays his fan-boy moment when he met the star in person.

A picture of happiness as a fan poses with his ticket.

The rush continues...

Thalaivar with his daughter, Aishwarya, on Thursday before the screening:

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