The Hindu - Rajni Ramki speaks about Sivaji 100 days
21 Sep 2007
New Delhi, Sept 21 (PTI):
Rajnikanth's latest blockbuster "Sivaji -- The Boss" is
set to complete its 100th day tomorrow in 111 theatres
in India and abroad and the Tamil superstar's fans are
planning celebrations to mark the occasion.
The film was released in
235 theatres across Tamil Nadu and as many screens
outside the state on June 15. "Around 102 theatres in
Tamil Nadu will celebrate the 100th day of screening the
movie on Saturday," AVM Productions CEO S C Babu said.
"The film is still running
in almost 10 to 20 per cent of the theatres it which it
was released outside Tamil Nadu, especially in Kerala
and Karnataka," he said from Chennai.
One theatre in Mumbai is
set to celebrate the 100th day tomorrow. Outside India,
the film will complete 100 days in six theatres in
Malaysia, two in Sri Lanka and one in Singapore.
The latest hit from
Rajnikanth, who has a huge following in Tamil Nadu and
abroad, broke records for collections by a Tamil film
not only in India but also in countries like Malaysia,
Singapore and Britain.
The film is still
collecting 7,000 pounds a week in a theatre in Britain
and there are a lot of inquiries for the rights to dub
the film in Malay, Chinese and Japanese. "Sivaji" is
also making huge collections in over 10 theatres in
Chennai and its suburbs.
vice-president of Sathyam Cinemas, a leading multiplex
in Chennai, said: "The distributor's share for 'Sivaji
-- The Boss' in a single theatre in Chennai was Rs 1.55
crore, which is an all-time record for the state."
"The film was released in
two screens in Satyam Cinemas simultaneously with a
seating capacity of 948 and 560 seats and it ran to
packed houses for nearly six weeks," Munikanniah said.
"Even now, with the film
nearing its 100th day, almost 60 per cent of the 948
seats get filled during weekdays and 100 per cent during
Though "Sivaji" is running
strong even after three months, the film's producers
have no plans for celebrating its completion of 100
"The film is running very
strong even now and we don't want to spoil it by
celebrating the 100th day. We hope the film will
continue to create more records," Babu said.
"We will have a bigger
celebration later," he said.
But the star's fans are
gearing up to celebrate the event at theatres. "We have
planned to celebrate the occasion in a grand manner
outside theatres in Bangalore and Malaysia," said J
Ramki, co-founder of rajinifans.com, a website dedicated
"This is the first time
an Indian language movie will complete 100 days in
Malaysia. Rajnifans.com will celebrate it in a big way
in front of theatres."
Munikanniah said, "Many
fan associations have sought our permission to celebrate
the event outside theatres. They will distribute sweets
and watch their 'thalaivar' (leader) on screen again."
Sundar, an ardent fan of
the star, said, "We will distribute sweets and food
packets to people who come to watch the movie on
Referring to plans to
release a Hindi version of the film, Babu said, "dubbing
for the Hindi edition has already started and it is
likely to be completed by the first week of October.
"Director Shankar is very
anxious that Rajnikanth should dub his own voice for the
Hindi version but it is for him to decide.
"As announced earlier, the
Hindi version will have a post-Diwali release."
"Sivaji" is about a man's
fight against black money in society, with Rajnikanth
playing the protagonist in his own trademark style with
a combination of punchy dialogue, comedy, romance, songs
and colourful costumes.