Kabali has grabbed attention worldwide and Rajinikanth has in fact put smiles on the face of the world, it seems! That Rajinikanth mania has gripped all of southern India and much of north India, not to mention Malaysia, South Africa, the US and everywhere Indians are to be found, is quite clear. Fans can be seen excitedly talking to each other about their plans to watch the movie, explaining animatedly intricacies others may have missed, or even going through the megastar’s special repertoire action motions, of doing things in that special, tredemark, way of his – all encapsulated in the Rajinikanth style. But over and above all of that is that the Kabali mania has reached even as distant shores as Japan. Yes, you heard right – that island nation in the Pacific, which is as far away from Tamil Nadu as it is possible to get!
So, even as we see hundreds of of thousands of fans running like mad to reach the theatres on time to catch the first day first show of Kabali, we find in the melee none other than Japanse fans grinning from ear to ear at getting the opportunity to watch Kabali on the big screen.
And no they are not residents of the Chennai. They have flown down to the city in their enthusiasm to watch Kabali first day first show at Woodlands. Their excitement was unbridled at the prospect of getting to see Rajinikanth and that too in the midst of the enthusiastic Chennai crowds that shout, whistle, dance maniacally at the action and jokes in the movie. Truly, an unforgettable experience for any foreigner, something that they will narrate for the rest of their lives.
Standing proudly before eager camerawallahs who were seeking a byte for their viewing public, these foreign Rajinikanth fans, were all agog at the manic way the public was rushing to watch the movie.
And to send a strong message about what they are really here for, a Japanese fan, was sporting a lovely black T-shirt with an eye-catching Kabali poster emblazoned across the chest. They earned instant respect and acceptability in the Rajinikanth fan club. That T-shirt must have cost a bomb!
With folded hands one of the Japanese fans explained what he was here for and indicated that he was a die-hard fan of Rajinikanth and that he would not have missed Kabali for the world. In a very animated fashion he shouted ‘Hey, Kabali’ and chattered away incessantly to show how deeply he reveres the actor and how much he was looking forward to this experience.
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Indeed, Rajinikanth has the power to move humanity right across the world. No wonder he manages to carry out those super-human feats in movies with so much ease and panache!