CHENNAI: Looks like more people will have a chance to watch the first day, first show of actor Rajinikanth-starrer ‘Kuchelan,’ which is slated for release later this month.
A press release issued by K. Sathyanarayanan, manager, Rajinikanth Fans’ Association, said that only 50 per cent of the tickets that usually went to members of fan clubs would be given away for ‘Kuchelan’.
Theatre owners’ plea
The decision was taken after owners of theatres requested them to make tickets available to all film buffs, and not just members of Mr. Rajinikanth’s fan clubs, the release said.
Queried on how this would help, Abirami Ramanthan, president of the Film Theatre Owners’ Association, Chennai, told The Hindu: “We wanted more people from the general public to be able to see the film within first three days of the film’s release.”
“Earlier, almost all the tickets were purchased by fan clubs. So we requested them to consider this arrangement. Now the average film buff has a fair chance of catching the film on the day of its release,” he added.