Film fans across Tamil Nadu are eagerly waiting for the release of Vijay’s new movie ‘Bigil’ on Friday.
Ahead of Vijay’s Bigil release, Twitter has introduced a new emoji for the title of the film. A ‘#Bigil’ tag will bring about an emoji of the actor with a football. The demand for its First Day First Show (FDFS) tickets is astonishingly high and the fans are ready to buy tickets spending more than its original price. Government has given a caution to the film lovers and black-ticket sellers about the selling of ticket on exorbitant price of its original value.
But throwing the State Government’s caution to the winds, Bigil tickets are being sold at six times higher than the original price, depending upon the theater. “Usually, I shell out Rs 120. Since it’s a Vijay film, I don’t mind spending Rs 600. Even if I am charged Rs 1500, I will buy,” says Suresh, a city-based engineering graduate.
For now, most theatres across Tamil Nadu have sold out tickets for the first three days. Some Vijay fans have spent around Rs.950 for a ticket. Those who tried to book tickets online have turned frustrated as the websites showed the ‘sold out’ message. It is believed that the fans themselves might have bought tickets in bulk for the initial few days.
Bigil, directed by Atlee, is a sports drama on women's football. Vijay will be seen in two roles, that of a father and a son in the commercial entertainer. Produced by AGS Entertainment, the film also stars Nayanthara, Jackie Shroff, Kathir, Yogi Babu, Indhuja Ravichandran, Varsha Bollamma and several other actors. The two songs of the movie, done by AR Rahman, have already turned popular. The second song, Verithanam, has already crossed 34 million views on YouTube. The fact that actor Vijay himself has lent the voice for this song is another reason for this song’s popularity. Earlier, the first song, Singapenney, also became a huge hit.