After the 48-day crippling strike, Rajinikanth’s Kaala is the first big-budget release and Kollywood hopes to bring back the crowd to the theatres in Tamil Nadu. For the Thalaivar fans, catching the first-day first-show of his latest film is a ritual that can’t be missed. A 4 am show is never too early to start the revelries. Given his star status, even the celebrations are king-size. Fans travel from distant corners to watch the first-day first-show and for Kaala, the story is no different. The frenzied dancing, cake-cutting, maddeningly loud whistles and celebrations start before the show and go on till the superstar makes his grand entry on-screen.
Here are some pictures of fans celebrating in Chennai just before the first-day first-show: