The Rajnikanth mania associated with a Rajinikanth movie has been yet again proved with LINGAA breaking all box office records and becoming the fastest Tamil film to join the 100 crore club! The movie according to trade pundits has collected a colossal Rs 102 crore rupees in its first weekend.
Though the movie has not gone down well with few hardcore film critics yet movie buffs have given their thumps up and declared the movie super hit.
The typical Rajinikanth Mania was seen to be believed at the premier of LINGAA which was held at several theatres at 1 a.m. on Friday. Film fanatic had thronged the theatres even before Thursday midnight to watch the premiere. The theatre management had hard time controlling the crowd. There was furor and turmoil all around with chanting of ‘Happy Birthday Rajinikanth’ echoing all around!
On its first day (Friday) itself, the movie managed to gross Rs 32 crore becoming the first Kollywood movie to do so. Interestingly LINGAA also collected Rs 33 crores worldwide on its first day, making it First Tamil movie to have biggest-ever first day collection.
Elated at the heartening response from audience Nandu Ahuja, Theatrical Head, Eros International, said, “There is just one word to describe reactions post the film's release - Unbelievable! We have got fantastic showcasing for the film pan India and overseas with some theatres running as many as 72 SHOWS DAILY!
The Rajinikanth mania associated with the superstar reached places outside the South states as well. According to reports from certain screens at PVR where shows were booked well in advance and are still running into packed houses.
In Mumbai too, renowned Aurora theater in Matunga witnessed people thronging the cinema hall in huge numbers right through the weekend