Rajinikanth fans going a little extra isn’t surprising. Whenever their “God” has a new movie releasing, they flood the streets, make 60 foot tall posters, pour milk over them, hold prayers in temples, etc. etc. And this time was no different.
The Rajinikanth and Akshay Kumar starrer 2.0 hits theater screens today and fans have naturally been celebrating its release. Rajini devotees started off by bursting crackers as early as 3:30 am and then heading to their nearest multiplex to catch the first show of the day which starts at 4 am in the morning.
The film in most cinema halls is paused for about 5 minutes at the entrance scene of Rajinikanth, so that fans can celebrate and dance in front of the screen. Take a look:
The movie has been paused for 3 minutes. Thalaiva’s first look in the movie is being celebrated in style😁 #2Point0 #2Point0Release #2Point0FDFS #2Point0Fromtoday @TheQuint pic.twitter.com/FqE65cuHq0
— Bilal Jaleel (@baelal23) November 29, 2018
Fans in Mumbai are not far behind on the celebrations. According to a report by Mid-Day, the superstar’s Mumbai fan club, the Maharashtra State Head Rajini Fans Welfare Association (MSHRFWA), has planned for celebrations at a temple from early morning at 4 am on Thursday.
Thalapathi Athimoolam, The President of the 30-year-old fan club said that they have also called a traditional folk dance troupe. “They will perform Karakattam; an ancient folk dance practised in Tamil Nadu.” He added, “the procession will head towards PVR Sion, dancing to the beats of melam and banjo.” A 69 feet tall poster is also being planned to be set up by the MSHRFWA.
Excited fans arrived in droves for early screenings of the highly-anticipated Rajinikanth blockbuster #2point0. #2point0FromToday https://t.co/soydGar2we
— Twitter Moments India (@MomentsIndia) November 29, 2018
1 more hour to go😍 2.0 Celebration Begins at @RohiniSilverScr 😎 FDFS at 4am! #IndiasPride2Point0 #2Point0 #2Point0FDFS #2Point0FromToday #Thalaivar pic.twitter.com/71BxwdKAwf
— Vijay Andrews 2.0 (@vijayandrewsJ) November 28, 2018
Garland To The Poster Of @akshaykumar Sir And @rajinikanth Sir #2Point0 By #AkolaAkkians At Manek Cinemas Akola #2Point0FDFS Celebrations Just Started And More And More To Come #2Point0FromToday @LycaProductions @RajiniFansTeam @Akkistaan @rajinifans @AllIndiaRKFC @AKFansGroup pic.twitter.com/lVUU0FSWKQ
— Bhushan Khiladi 2.0 (@Bhushanadhau1) November 29, 2018