Chandramukhi First Day First Show (FDFS) Celebration
Vasu (USA Representative)
- "Record Break
crowd in Chicago. I have released the movie on behalf of
Rajinifans.com. We have distributed 10,000 flyers with
Rajinifans.com at the top. 50 RajiniFans.com T-shirts were
ditributed to the key
fans. Our special correspondent Karthik - Cincinnati came
all the way to chicago for Premier show on April 13th ( 10
hrs drive). Premier show(Chicago) photo was
published in Daily Thanthi on 15th( Chennai edition) and
17th on Trichy Edition. Chicago crowd photo will be
published in Sundays JV."
- "We were all students and in Detroit when we enjoyed
BABA. Now We all graduated and work in different cities. We
planned to get together for thalaivar movie in
Detroit.Thalaivar brought us together. We took a day off &
I came from Washington DC, 6 guys from Chicago, 2 from
Texas, 1 from Arizona... all
to celebrate Thalaivar padam (what else could be a better
festival for us).We along with other friends in Detroi
went to the movie,Not to see people clapping and dancing
but to do 'em.We went in a packed van with Rajini fotos....We
parked the van by the theatre entrance with full volume
We were all wearing rajini t-Shirts.Everybody
came to us and said 'kalakkal t-shirt, kalakkal van'. Inside
theatre started rahalai. First scene Rajini apears and 10
of us with karpooram went screaming to the scene and
.... (u know rest) Appura we brought 4 bags of shreaded
paper...emptied everything in one sight of Thalaivar. 2+
year appuram Rajiniye paarthu senti ayittoam. Danced for 2
songs. Then came our Thalaivar in a different get-up laka
laka laka.Pull arichu pochu...We came back again the next
morning ...had the same fun....It was great fun to watch
Rajini movie with dearest friends.It has always been fun
to watch Rajini Movie...But this time it was more then
fun...One of the most memorable moments in our life.......
Thalaivar Forever (words in our T-shirt)...laka laka laka
Sriram (New Jersey)
- "Watching CM in NJ was a great experience. Obviously the
hall was filled to the brim with software professionals.
It was a big complex and there were a few movies screened
including the Hindi version of ME.
When we entered, the owner requested to behave and not do
any gallata. I thought he was rude when he said that. The
crowd was so much that they screened CM simultaneously in
a different theatre too for the same show. Everybody in
theatre had come to see CM only. There were big crowd for
the 10.30 show too.
As soon as SUPERSTAR name came on screen, hell broke
loose. There were Jigna papers flying and I could smell
fire. Ten guys had a coconut with camphor and went to the
dias and started doing Arthi. This really shocking because
I did not expect this in NJ from the so called educated
guys. So many guys were shouting Thaliva Thaliva in the
was under the influence of seeing thalaivar is screen. It
is so nice to see him and I was like a teenager blushing
all the time. My wife could not understand me and said she
found it hard to believe that I am 36 yr old guy with a
kid. I introduced my 3 year old daughter to the fun world
of Rajini and she was impressed with what she saw."
Subaash (San Jose) -
"Daily they are
having around 8 shows due to the overwhelming response
they are getting from the public... usually for tamil
movies screened here it will be more like a special
preview show as not more than 25-50 people will be there
for any show.
For CM the scene was entirely different.. even in the
online booking we weren't getting tickets easily..,
finally we got tickets for Apr 16th, 10.30 pm show.. and
there were people waiting for the next show at that time
itself with their reservation receipts..
Till yesterday night 12.30 show all shows are 100% booked.
Infact for the first time we saw the theatre guys adding
extra chairs for people who didn't have reservation but
somehow wanted to watch the movie..
The public includes tamilians & telugu, Kannadiga, Mallu
and north indians.. for no other tamil films you will see
response from all quarters... of course one exception is
for Kamal moview there will be a good number of mallus
Rukshan (New York) - "The movie was simply fantastic!
I mean, here I was sitting in the heart of New York City
watching Chandramukhi and it was as if I was transplanted
to some theatre in Tamil Nadu because the audience was
totally out of this world...the spontaneous clapping, the
shouts of joy, the whistles of passion...it was all truly
overwhelming. The entrance scene of Rajini was just way
too cool; the crowd just let loose once they knew whose
foot : ) was on the screen!"
- "I went to the Saturday noon show – The fans were
requested not to do anything with camphor. But in spite of
all these pre-warnings, the movie has to be halted twice
[first time when the letter S,U,P,E,R came and second time
when Rajini came on screen for the first time] with the
theatre owner objecting papers thrown all over. But after
the second halt, distributor requested the fans not to
throw any more
paper. But the noise [thalaivaa] and Visil sounds could
not be controlled by anyone. Even I saw women coming out
with visil sound. This is really Gods gift. No wonder
Japanese love him too. Kurinji flowers once in 12 years
and we get to enjoy all these once in 3 years. 2 days have
passed after the movie for some of the children in the
area, but they `re still shouting "Lakalakalakala". Such
is the impact of the movie.
In Washington D.C –The distributor ended up putting extra
shows on Sunday to accommodate the over enthusiastic crowd
who couldn't get tickets on Friday, Saturday shows. People
drove hundreds of miles from all over to watch the movie.
Overall result - General audience love the movie and women
in particular like it a lot. Movie is definitely 100% a
super duper hit of the decade."
- West Virginia University (WVU) Rajini fans association,
Morgantown, WV. The Rajini fans from our university could
not wait for the movie to release. We stuck posters of
Chandramukhi all over the university a week before the
movie was scheduled to release! Most of the students
here,(including Americans) were astonished by our craze
for 'Thalai'!Initially we planned to go to Pittsburgh or
Cleveland to see the movie(since both are relatively
nearer to our place). But since the movie was gonna be
released late in both places, we planned to go to New
Jersey to see it right on the first day! 18 ppl started
from our place to begin a 7 hour journey to see Thalai's
new movie. We started with a small rally around our
university town playing ‘Chandramukhi’ songs with our cars
being decorated with Chandramuhi posters! The next day we
reached New Jersey. We started clapping and whistling when
the gates for our movie were opened. We also chanted some
punch dialogues like “LIC heightu...Superstaru weightu! ".
The joy and enthusiasm among our gang to watch the movie
was really great! Once the movie began.....it was fun and
frolic right through! We were really sorry for the other
ppl in the theatre, but Thalai's movie is like a festival
for our guys! We danced, whistled, clapped, shouted and
what not! We had the time of our lives!! We left the
theatre with really satisfied hearts seeing 'Thalai's" new
hit movie! We enjoyed by dancing to the songs outside the
theatre again! It was truly a memorable day in our lives!
None of us will forget this long trip to see our beloved
thalai! We eagerly await his next movie!