As the film starring Rajinikanth and Akshay Kumar called 2.0 released this Thursday, it was not less than a festive time for the fans of Thalaivar. The man who is known to have loads of ardent fans celebrated their big day while they turned out in big to catch the film of their superhero. In fact, the celebrations started as early as 3.30 AM not just in the South Indian cities but also in Mumbai as well. The film was released in Tamil, Telugu and Hindi wherein we saw the superstar from South in the same two characters – Dr Vaseekaran and his robot Chitti who came reloaded.
How fans celebrated?
The selfies were usual as you can catch the pictures of the same, while in Mumbai near IMAX Wadala we saw the fans of Rajinikanth were seen taking out the rath yatra wherein we saw megastar in cardboard in a small carriage. In fact, the fans went inside the carriage and bowed down to their idol. All of them were seen wearing the Tees with the printed Rajinikanth’s picture.
The fans on the way to perform Puja of their superstar whom they called as their idol. They made a 69-feet picture of Rajinikanth and carried out Abhishek of their hero at 6 am, which was one of the key things did on this big day. At the Aurora Cinema, the fans came out to decorate the theatre with Chitti pictures and cutouts.
The Telecom Industry Dismay
Amidst all this, the telecom industry players were not seen happy for obvious reasons as the film called the users of cell phones to be foes and criminals of society. The film showcased waging a war against the technology that displeased the people from the Telecom sector. The officials of Cellular Operators Association of India commonly known as COAI called the film to be defamatory as they claimed that it promotes hatred and unscientific attitudes towards the use of mobile phones.
So, at one end it was a festive time for the ardent fans of the superstar, but on the other side, it was a bad news for the Telecom players.