Albert Theater (Chennai) - Sivaji The Boss 100 Days Fans Celebrations
Rajini fans celebrated Sivaji's grand 100 days at Albert theatre in Chennai. Sivaji's Cinematographer KV Anand and Editor Antony participated and graced the celebrations.
Our Superstar's Sivaji is nearing 100 days in innumerous centers allover the world approximately. Fans decided to celebrate this in Chennai Albert theatre with fan fare and much fervour.
KV Anand, Antony and few other comic actors of Sivaji were invited to the event and they happily agreed. And also came in right time and participated and honoured the fans.
Remember this is an event organized and conducted by fans. Not production house or from Superstar's side. This itself shows the difference between Rajini fans and other fans.
The celebration was scheduled between 5.00 to 6.30 pm on Sunday Sep 16th evening so as fans would have time to watch Chandramukhi 804 function in Kalaignar TV. We were afraid about the crowd and worried how much would turn up since Padayappa was being telecasted in Sun TV. But beyond our expectation, fans gathered there and the event was a big success.
Fans started pouring in around 4.30 pm. The band orchestra was requested to play songs so as to keep the fans in euphoric mood. Once the orchestra started singing, everybody started dancing according to that. It was a nice visual to witness that everybody from each layer of society started dancing forgetting there whereabouts. This will happen only to one name on the earth. And it is – Superstar.
And crackers were burst and there was fireworks show. We couldn't cover all with our camera as we were already running here and there.
Later fans performed Arathis and trademark Palabhishekam. Pumpkins were broken so as to vibe off evil eyes on Sivaji's success and Superstar.
Numerous coconuts were broken and the place looked like a sacred temple where devotees break coconuts.
Local slum dwellers too joined fans and celebrations gained the momentum. This shows what is true equality. (Idhuthaanpa unmaiyana Samathuvam). Small children too were dancing and giving cat calls and shouts like: Supperrstaaar, Thalaivaaaaaaaaaaa, Sivajiiiiiiiiii…..
Many bus passengers peeked their head from buses to watch to celebrations as the area was rocked continuously with band and fireworks. Many ten thousand walas were burst and it looked more or less like first day of Sivaji.
Meantime, Chief Guests of the event KV Anand and Antony arrived and they were made to site inside the verandah of the theatre. NDTV crew had a separate sound byte with them.
100 days shield was presented by local fan club office bearers to KV Anand, Antony and Albert Theatre Mariappan. Actor Balaji and Muthukalai who appeared in comic roles in Sivaji too participated in the event which was held Sunday 16th evening.
KV Anand spoke at the event that Superstar's 200% co-operation throughout the making Sivaji is unforgettable in his life. He also added that Superstar means Punctuality and he was there for shooting in right time each day of shooting. Antony said that Sivaji's success is unimaginable and unmatchable.
We have witnessed chaos and confusions in success celebrations like this even organized by a powerful production houses where they arrange everything with two or more PROs. Since this was an event organized by fans there were chaos and confusions prevailing here and there in the event which made KV Anand and Antony little bit uneasy. However, we told them to bear this since this is a celebration organized by fans themselves without any others' help. They said no probs at all. We personally thanked KV Anand on behalf of Rajinifans.com for his interaction with media throughout the making and running of Sivaji in these two years and also congratulate him for his best work in Sivaji.
Previously fans cut cake and burst out crackers which rocked that area. Sweets were distributed to all including audiences. Rajini's cutout was garlanded (fans yelling – Thailaivaaaaaaaaaaa echoed the whole area for some time during this time and fans performed arathis. Band Orchestra was organised where they sung famous songs from Rajini films.
Late evening all the fans enjoyed watching Sivaji movie.
The event was organised by LIC Unit Rajinifans - LIC P Sridhar of Chennai. Triplicane Gunasekaran, Baba Selvam, Kanjipuram Anbazhagan, Chennai Press Kumar, Woodlands Laxmanan, Uthiramerur Dinakaran, Joeni Kanth, Madurai Balu, Rajini Dilli, Srikanth and other fan club office bearers participated in the occasion. Orkut Rajini Fans group Sampath, Prasanna and Madhu received the guests.
Our Special correspondent Sundar and Neela Narayanan were there from Rajinifans.com
Udayam Theater (Chennai) - Sivaji The Boss 100 Days Fans Celebrations
It was another joyful moment in our life. On Sunday 23/9/07 evening, Saidapet fans celebrated Sivaji 101 days at Udhayam Theatre and we went there to cover the event for you. Orkut Fans also came there and what we rocked the entire area.
The celebrations started around 5.00 pm and Headlines Today relay van was already there to cover up the event. At around 5.00 pm the event kicked off with bursting of 10,000 wala cracker.
After that, fans started dancing to the tunes in the car parking area where a Mottai Boss cut out was there. And everybody was dancing to the tunes of Band Music which was arranged by the local fans.
Those who came to the theatre thought that the celebrations are for Nam Nadu (a new release of Sarath Kumar.) It is natural to think so, because the theatre was decorated with Sarath Party flag and his cutouts. So, our fans came up with a idea to solve this. A guy was given coconut with camphor and it was lighted and he was made to raise his hands before the boss cutout and pose like that through out the celebrations. This somewhat wiped off the image that the celebrations are for Sivaji 100 days.
Okut fans Sampath, Prasanna, Sathyan and otheres raised the Rajini flag holded in their hands flying and danced to the tunes of band and the Kutthu paatu gained momentum and it lasted for half-an-hour.
Later traditional Rajinifans brand celebrations were performed. Foam was sprayed all over the fans and all fans top were filled with foam particles and it looked amazing.
And as a social welfare measure tricycles were given to handicapped where Om Sekhar and N Ramdas from All India Rajini Fan club, Head Quarters participated and gave away them to needy.
Later we decided to watch Sivaji once again in Udhayam and we already bought tickets for us. The show was houseful already by late noon.and remember it was 101st day. Many family audiences who came to watch Sivaji returned in disappointment. And a few others scouted for black tickets here and there. Rs.30 ticket was sold at Rs.75 and above. After a few minutes that too wasn't available. So, a few audiences went to Nam Nadu, who don't want to go back without seeing any movie. (Hmmmï¿½eppadiyellam aduthavangalukku help panrom paarunga)
And exactly at 6.15 all of us, entered to the theatre to watch the Boss. And what right from the title of Superstar to the end of the movie it was like as if watching on FDFS.
Orkut fans rocked the theatre by giving cat calls and whistles. Many fans started dancing before the screen for Balleilakka (See the photo in link) And those who saw that couldn't remain in their seats and they too joined the celebrations inside the hall. Some fans came round inside the theatre like train waving their kerchiefs. Family audience who saw these scenes wondered about How Superstar is able to garner such mass and appeal.
Whenever there was a punch dialogue and comedy crakers by Vivek and style action by Superstar the whole theatre went to burst of applauds and whistle. Wow. Idhai sonnal puriyadhu. Anubhavichathaan theriyum.
We thought these songs itself are generating mass hysteria among fans. And what would be the reaction of fans for Athiradee song? As I expected the whole theatre became electrified during Athiradee song. Those who previously nailed to their seats, now joined the fans dance that was a amazing scene to witness.
After Athiradee song, the screen was blacked out and lights was on and projector was switched off. Fans shouted. But sooner they realized that Athiradee song was going to be repeated. Wowï¿½the whole sequence from First night spoofs was repeated and Athiradee song was played ONCE MORE. Wow...the audience and fans couldn't resist their feelings and burst out with applauds. Thanks to Udhyam Theatre for such a feast.
Throughout the movie nobody went out during song sequence and it should be taken note friend. Sivaji's biggest plus points are the SONGS. Superstar's makerover and Shreya and they way Shankar has picturised the songs helped for his amazing achievement.
While Mottai Boss appeared almost all fans stood up and received him with grand ovation and whistle. WHAT A SCENE!!
By 9.30 pm we received call from Headlines Today reporter as we requested them to come again by 9.30pm for another set of coverage and sound byte. The Relay Vehicle and Headlines Today team was waiting outside and Orkut fans and myself gave some sound bytes regarding Sivaji. That was a LIVE programme and was relayed directly from Udhayam Theatre.
Orkut Sampath spoke abt Nth time of watching of Sivaji and also abt Superstar's humbleness and his pure off screen image and life. He also spoke abt the charity part of fans. Myself said that Sivaji's 100 th day mark is remarkable in this age of VCD/DVD and also said that the celebrations are by fans themselves without anybody's help. Couldn't able to speak more than this as we were given very little time since it was a LIVE. Many friends SMSed me that they saw me in Headlines Today. Thanks to all.
Please go through all pictures in the link we have provided below and experience the Rajini Mania again. Take time to see all pictures in leisure. But don't skip. Because it's for specially for YOU.
We herewith thank Orkut fans Sampath, Prasanna, Sathyan and others for making and rocking the celebration with frenzy and fervour.