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Pix: Rajnikanth frenzy spreads to Mumbai

Last updated on: October 1, 2010 14:49 IST

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Hidden in the central suburbs of Matunga in Mumbai, a quaint little theatre called Aurora has suddenly sprung to life.

Crowds thronged the gates early this morning, as the theatre got ready for its first show of Superstar Rajnikanth's new Tamil-Hindi bilingual Endhiran/Robot.

 

Read the reviews of Robot and Endhiran right here!


Image: Fans gathered at the Aurora theatre
Photographs: Rajesh Karkera
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As is custom with Rajni films, prayers were offered at a temple near the theatre, with the film reel sealed in a glistening metal box.


Image: Fans offer prayers for Rajnikanth

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After the pooja, a procession started from the temple to Aurora theatre, where more crowds waited in anticipation.

Watch the procession right here!


Image: A procession leaves the temple

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Rajnikanth towered over the theatre's entrance, as children posed happily for photographs.

Fans, who could not enter the theatre premises, climbed over the wall to join in the Rajni celebrations.


Image: Rajnikanth poster towers over Aurora

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A 61 feet poster of Rajnikanth was erected at the theatre to herald in the crowds.

Children could not contain their happiness even as the sun glared down on them. The noon heat was obviously not a factor.


Image: A 61 feet poster of Rajnikanth erected at the theatre

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Brave fans soon clambered over the poster and bathed it with milk.

People offered similar prayers for the Superstar's previous blockbuster Sivaji: The Boss and poured milk over the film's posters.


Image: Rajnikanth's poster gets bathed with milk

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Fans broke into a dance as the traditional Nadaswaram (seen in the picture) and drums were played by a live band. The band - comprised of fans as well - was playing for the love of the Superstar, without any greed for money.

 


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Yet, they were paid in full. Happy fans doled out cash to the musicians.


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Jubilant and very lucky fans show off their tickets for the first day first show of Endhiran.


The theatre is already houseful for the entire week!


Image: Fans show off their tickets

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The film reel finally reaches the theatre.

Read the reviews of Robot and Endhiran right here!


Image: The film reel reaches the theatre

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