With Kabali set to hit cinemas across the country on Friday, the state of Tamil Nadu is in uproar, with fans swarming local theatres desperately trying to nab the rare ‘first day first show’ ticket.
“I’ve been waiting since 5:00 am,” says Sardhar Khan, a die-hard Rajinikanth fan. “It’s Thalaivar; I’m happy to do it,” he grins, protectively clutching his first day first show ticket to his chest.
The release of a Rajinikanth film in Tamil Nadu is an almost sacred affair. An occasion which unites his die-hard fans and the curious alike in seeing the man known reverently as Thalaivar, perform on the big screen.
His fans are an eclectic and mixed bunch, but all are sure of one thing: The imminent success of Kabali, his latest film. Perhaps most exciting is the fact that the movie sees the return of Rajinikanth as an aging don, a role he will be reprising for the first time since that cult classic, Baasha.
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