INA- Extraordinary advance booking!
Thursday, 31 January , 2008, 08:48
The honchos at Chennai's Sathyam Cinemas, one of the most prestigious
multiplexes in the country and the highest collecting centre in south
India were baffled by the opening day advance booking for Vadivel's
Indiralokathil Na Azhgappan(INA)!
K. Munikannaiah, Vice-President (Movie Scheduling) Sathyam Cinemas
says: "The advance booking for INA is extraordinary. On Wednesday (Jan
30) on the first day when booking opened 6124 tickets were snapped up
through our internet, call center bookings and six counters at the
theatre, which is very good"
According to trade, the booking for INA in Chennai city's nine screens has
been good but what has perplexed them is the kind of advance booking
seen at Sathyam. Remember Sathyam cinemas patrons are the 'super
elite' and Vadivel is considered by its audiences as "down market" and his
last solo hero film Imsai Arasan 23am Pulikesi was not even screened
Among the Tamil stars Rajnikanth, Kamal Hassan and Ajit commands the
best opening at Sathyam in comparison to them, Vadivel's opening day
advance booking is quite impressive though nowhere in their league. Still
he has been given the honor of screening his film at Sathyam big screen
(952 seats), daily four shows!
'Manickam' Narayanan of Seventh Channel the producers of INA say: "You
got to give credit where it is due. Please note Vadivel has neither fan
clubs nor an organizational structure to create opening day hype. All
tickets sold through advance booking at Sathyam has been taken by the
general public, and I believe there is no bulk booking. It is a fantastic feat
by any yardstick."
Hats off to the Vaigai Puyal for creating a storm at the box-office before
release of his INA!
wow..I am really impressed, I dont think people will just watch it for that
Shriya...he has lot of fans..I am waiting to watch it.