2.0: Akshay’s and Rajinikanth’s fan clubs in an unprecedented move request multiplex to open advance booking early


The coming together of Akshay Kumar and Rajinikanth in one film 2.0 has become one of the biggest phenomena. Time-and-again we have said that the film is all set to break every possible record at the box office and looks like our predictions are coming true. The film has already created a milestone of sorts and recovered more than half its cost through advance bookings already.

However, a leading tabloid reported that in an unprecedented move, two fan clubs of Rajinikanth and Akshay have come together to book a leading multiplex in Sion, Mumbai for the first day first show on Thursday, November 29. The 6 am shows across the three screens of the multiplex that will feature the film have been sold out.

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The tabloid quoted a trade source, “The two fan clubs of Rajinikanth and Akshay Kumar have booked the PVR theatre in Sion for the first day, first show. Considering the advance bookings are yet to open, they made a special request to the management of the theatre chain and booked the auditoriums. It is not unusual for Rajinikanth's movies to witness 100 per cent occupancy in the morning shows. But this time around, Akshay's fans too have joined in the frenzy."

Kamal Gianchandani, CEO, PVR Pictures, told the tabloid, “We have received 100 per cent block booking requests. Since the window opens on Sunday, we will make the advance bookings then. We will give preference to the fans, as we always do in the case of block bookings. The 6 am show on Thursday is going to be house-full for sure!"

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The Shankar directed 2.0 is made on a lavish budget of over Rs 500 crore and is releasing in Tamil, Telugu and Hindi versions. It is the first Indian film which has been shot entirely in 3D. The film produced under Lyca Productions also stars Amy Jackson, Adil Hussain and Sudhanshu Pandey in pivotal roles.