If you thought you seen fanaticism playing out, you should probably meet Rajini fans. Okay, the date of Kabali’s release hasn’t been announced, but why should that stop fans from going all out in the name of Rajinikanth? Here are some of their wackiest tributes.
A Rajini Pooja:
Take a look at the devotion. Special pooja at Sholingur for Thalaivar’s good health. A packed crowd and a soundtrack from Rajini’s films was all that was needed for the pooja. Move aside, Palabhishekams.
Freshdesk: A startup powered by Thalaivar.
Groups and corporates are organising special screenings for themselves and their employees respectively. Freshdesk, a Chennai-based startup is planning to arrange a special screening for all its employees and is booking entire shows at Sathyam cinemas in Chennai. The startup founder Girish Mathrubootham is a self-confessed Rajinkanth fan. The story goes that he had watched Enthiran a day before he founded the company and considers Rajinikanth a mascot of sorts. “We took around 300 employees of ours to Kochadaiiyaan and Lingaa. We plan to do the same for Kabali too. However, once the release dates are confirmed, we will make the bookings,” a statement said.
Merchandise: many things with Rajini’s face on it.
Now, ‘Cover it up’, a company that churns out high-quality mobile phone cases and Coffee Cups, has partnered with the makers of Kabali for exclusive merchandise roll-out. They have printed Smart Phone cases to coffee mugs and posters with Kabali’s Rajinikanth photos and dialogues.
Air Asia's high-flying tribute to Rajini:
Rajni fans are on such a high, they can now fly. Last week, Air Asia announced the launch of a special aircraft for Rajini fans to fly in it to watch the film’s premiere. The official airline partner for Rajinikanth-starrer Kabali, has devoted a special aircraft, bearing the images of the star, to the movie and the fans of the Tamil superstar.
Low fare airline AirAsia planes were used in a few scenes of the much awaited Kabali, which will be released next month. As an official airline partner for Kabali, it has also planned a special flight from Bengaluru to Chennai for fans to watch the first-day-first-show of the movie.
And of course, fans.
Kasi theatre is the typical haunt on the day of release says Karthik, a member of a Rajini fan club. Albert and Woodland threatres too are likely to be exclusively booked by fans. And there are others who have planned their leave and office timings accordingly. Some even do back-to- back marathons for an entire weekend.
At the RBSI – Rajini Biggest Superstar of India meet by Rajini fans – everyone from young and old women and middle-aged professionals turned up, busting the myth that rabid fan status was only allowed to young adults. And they got free posters, t-shirts and wristbands too.
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