Japan - Chandramukhi FDFS Celebrations
Watching Thalaivar's movies is like a festival occasion. If it is in Japan, it's a bonanza.
D-Day on Oct 28th 2005. CM will be screened on Oct 28th. We all geared up for the midnight show which starts at 12:50 AM. We are set with SS Photos and T-shirts with Japanese fans in my office.
Oct 28th 6: 00 PM
Good news is it falls on friday midnight. We all finished the office work at 6:00 and went to the much anticipated screening of CM in Rooppongi hills in Tokyo. Screening is on one of the best theatres in Tokyo. We all reached the Theatre at 10:00 PM
Oct 28th 10:00 PM
Crowd starts to pouring in and there was a excitement creeping in. Checked with the theatre owners and confirmed the timings again. Believe me there are only 8 Indians in the theatre which has the capacity of 250.
CM Overseas distributor was there in the theatre and had a chat with the response in Tokyo. There was an another screening which happened on OCt 23rd and he told that there were only 4 Indians and the show was packed with Japanese. It's a repeat here in Oct 28th and only 8
He was amazed by the response he got for the movie. He has promised us that Shivaji will be released on the same day all over the world. He has planned to release Veera and CM again in mid next year. This is a very good news for all the Japanese fans.
Oct 29th 12:00 AM
50 minutes to go for the screening and a unbelivalble Japanese crowd pouring in with Thaliva's T-shirts. Talk of the town was thalivar. We had a chat with lot of Japanese fans and it's clear that Thalivar's presence in undoubtable. Reason behind the liking of Thalivar is they compare Thalivar with Jackie chan. They feels that
Thalivar is very fast in stunts and style. They liked very much.
Coming up , the massive screening of CM in tokyo
Oct 29th 12: 50 AM
8 Indians cannot beat the craze of Japanese crowd. they ar clapping and wistiling. We dropped of and enjoyed the Japanese crowd's mischeivious.
When the Superstar logo was projected in the screen, everyone screamed "aiay aiay aiay...." and the introduction scene's response was fabulous.
Every stunt scene gets applause and they liked the stunt scenes very much. Movie was translated in Japanese words down the screen and the they enjoyed by learning the translation.
Gimmicks like thalivar coming in 10 faces and "pattam" changes as superstar gets a roaring response. Final song and fight gets thunderous response for the Japanese crowd.
TOUCHING MOMENT 3:50 AM
This is the best moment of my life. Film was over and cast and Technicians names were started scrolling. Capacity crowd hasn't moved a single step and they sat till the end of the last name. Once the film is over there was a standing ovation and a thunderous
applause for 2 minutes still heard in my ears. I have not see in any part of world. I had watched the thalivar movies in all parts of the world and this is special indeed. After getting the thunderous applause, we are over whelmed and it never came out of the mind.
One of the moment which I cherish in my life.
There is no doubt Thalaivar rules in Japan and excitement continues for the next film called "Shivaji" which is going to be a cracker. I wish I will be in Japan during that time.
Watching Thalaivar movie in India and getting claps is special Watching Thalaivar movie in unknown territory and seeing the response is something special.
Japan Special Correspondent