Milk and beer flowing over his huge cut-outs, cakes being cut in front of theatres and a grand post midnight opening show Lingaa ushered in the birthday of Rajinikanth who turns sixty four today (December 12, 2014).
This is the first time that Rajinikanth’s birthday and the release of his film has coincided and his fans are ecstatic. To make this day even more special, Rajinikanth Facebook Fan Club Fans ensured that Lingaa was released at 01:00 am, after cutting a cake at midnight for their superstar.
“About eight of us have got Thalaivar T-shirts printed and we will go to the theatres around midnight for cake cutting in front of the cinema hall. Then we will all go on our motorbikes and cars towards Thalaivar’s Poes Garden house. We are hoping he will come out and acknowledge us. Then we will come back to the theatre for the first ever screening of Lingaa at 01:00 am.” states a proud Rajinikanth.
His fans will also take out a procession from Kammanahalli to Mukunda Theatre, after which a fifty kilogram cake moulded in the form of star with Rajinikanth’s face, will be cut and distributed to the fans, who will gather to watch the first day first show.
However, the big-bang release has not been bereft of controversy. A petition before the Madurai bench of the Madras High Court claimed that Lingaa’s story line was stolen from the petitioner and asked for the release to be stopped.
On Thursday evening (December 11, 2014), much to the relief of all Rajinikanth fans, the court had directed the producers to pay a fine and then release the film.
Rajinikanth’s previous film Enthiran was released in September 2010 and was a hit. But the motion-capture film, Kochadiyaan, directed by Rajinikanth’s daughter Soundarya R. Ashwin, had a disastrous run. The latest release Lingaa is expected to restore his box-office lustre, according to his fans.
Here’s wishing Rajinikantha very happy birthday and we do hope that Lingaa rocks the Box Office.
Rajinikant is set to celebrate his sixty forth birthday with the release of his film Lingaa. Milk and beer flowing over his huge cut-outs, cakes be...2.5