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Rajinikanth’s Petta and Ajith’s Viswasam movies release: 10 things that happened

Rajinikanth’s Petta vs Ajith’s Viswasam: From Tamilrockers leaking Petta to a couple tying the knot outside theaters before the release of the film, a lot happened on Thursday.

regional-movies Updated: Jan 10, 2019 20:16 IST
HT Correspondent
HT Correspondent
Hindustan Times
Viswasam and Petta’s first day screening was celebrated across the world.
Viswasam and Petta’s first day screening was celebrated across the world.

Rajinikanth’s Petta and Ajith’s Viswasam was released on January 10 and fans thronged theaters to make it to the first day, first show of their favourite stars’ films. And it was not just the usual song and dance, milk baths and offerings of paper flowers. Here is a list of everything that happened on the D-Day!

1. Wedding bells outside theater

Two fans of Rajinikanth also tied the knot outside Woodlands Theater (where Petta was being screened) to prove their love for their favourite star. The couple also distributed food among fans who had gathered to watch the film in the theater.

2.. First show of Viswasam at 1 am, tickets prices at Rs 1300

The first show of Ajith’s Viswasam was screened at 1 am on January 10 at GK Cinemas and Kasi Talkies in Chennai. Tickets were being sold at Rs 1300 in Chennai, where it usually costs anywhere between Rs 120 to Rs 210.

3. Petta first show at 4 am, tickets priced at Rs 1800

Rajinikanth’s Petta, on the other hand, had its first show in Chennai at 4 am and each ticket cost Rs 1800.

4. Petta is already a hit in the US

Petta has registered a good opening in the US. Trade analyst Sreedhar Pillai tweeted, “#Petta Opens Big in #USA. Pre-sales Of Premiere Shows crosses . $250,000. Good going will be the first to touch 1 Million among all South Indian releases.”



5. Ajjith’s cutout causes accident

A cutout of actor Ajith, which was placed at Srinivasa Theatre in Thirukkoilur near Villupuram, came tumbling down, injuring a few people. Multiple men tried to climb the cut out to put a garland on it. The cutout fell and injured three people, according to a report in The News Minute.

6. Petta leaked by Tamilrockers

Petta became fell victim to movie piracy on the first day itself. Torrent website Tamilrockers released the film online on Thursday and while the film has got moderate reviews, one cannot say if the leak will affect the film’s collections.

7. Ajith’s fans celebrate Viswasam in France

A fanpage on Twitter shared a video of firecrackers lighting up the sky in France on the occasion of Viswasam’s release. Cutouts were bathed in milk here as well.



8. Pongal celebrated early in Mumbai

Rajinikanth’s fans in Mumbai had other ideas. Instead of pouring milk on cutouts, they decided to celebrate Pongal a little early. A fanpage shared a video from the celebrations at a theater which was decorated with sugarcane on all sides. Another video on Twitter shows fans in Singapore witnessing a nathaswaram and mridangam kutcheri.



9. Fans dance inside theatres

A Twitter video showed a fan dancing to one of the hit songs from Ajith’s recent film Aaluma Doluma, inside a theater before the screening.

10.  Rajinikanth’s family watched Petta together

Rajinikanth’s family watched the movie at Rohini Theaters. Dhanush even tweeted about the movie and wrote, “#petta is EPIC ... superstar .. love you thalaivaaaaa ... tharamaana sambavam senjiteenga. Congrats to the whole team. @karthiksubbaraj .. big big big thank you .. we are indeed #rajinified .. Anirudh .. your best bgm work till date. Petta paraaaaaaak !!!!”


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