When Akshay Kumar’s Sooryavanshi was announced before pandemic the film was supposed to run 24×7 in the city of Mumbai as a part of Maharashtra Tourism and Environment Minister Aaditya Thackeray’s initiative to turn Mumbai into a city that remains open 24×7.
However it never happened because of the lockdown which was imposed in the country.
Directed by Rohit Shetty and starring Akshay Kumar, was postponed multiple times. It finally released yesterday, on Friday, November 5.
Now, according to the reports the film was so popular that the last showing at the Maxus cinema in Borivali, Mumbai, was at 11:45 p.m. yesterday (November 5). The next show began at 12:30 a.m., followed by showings at 1:15 a.m. and 2:00 a.m. The shows began at 4:30 a.m., followed by 5:15 and 6:00 a.m., after a two-and-a-half-hour break. Surprisingly, all of these shows were either sold out or close to it.
The other cinema of Maxus, at Bhayandar, held a show of Sooryavanshi at 12:45 am and it also got a very good response.
Meanwhile, Movie Time’s Chembur location had to keep a show running at 12:30 a.m. When contacted, a staff member at this multiplex stated, “We programme shows based on demand.” Our 11:30 p.m. show was completely sold out. Many people wanted to see it and were inquiring about tickets. We didn’t want them to go home disappointed, and we could tell they were eager to see the film. As a result, we decided to hold a show at 12:30 a.m.
He added that the attendance at this post-midnight show was encouraging, and that “we’ll hold the same show even tonight and tomorrow night.”