The streets of Chennai, usually silent and deserted early in the morning, were abuzz with celebrations and fanfare on June 7 – the date of release of Rajinikanth’s Kaala. The earliest show, at 4am, saw the masses assemble at threatres across the city. There were fans beating the dhol, wearing the movie’s merchandise and impatiently queuing up to get a glimpse of their idol onscreen. Inside cinema halls, the scenario was even crazier, with fans dancing and screaming in delight the minute the superstar’s name appeared on screen. Here’s a glimpse of what happened:
A Rajinikanth movie isn’t just a movie, it’s an event. The streets of Chennai were plastered with posters of his face and stills of the film. Everywhere you looked, you were reminded that today’s the big day.