28th 10:00 PM
Crowd starts to pour in and there was an excitement
creeping in. We checked with the theatre owners
and confirmed the timings again. Believe me there
are only 8 Indians in the theatre which has a capacity
overseas distributor was there in the theatre and
had a chat about the response in Tokyo. There was
an another screening which happened on Oct 23rd
and he told that there were only 4 Indians and the
show was packed with Japanese. It's a repeat here
on Oct 28th.
He was amazed by the response he got for the movie.
He has promised us that Shivaji will be released
on the same day all over the world. He has planned
to release Veera and ChandraMukhi again in mid next
is very good news for all the Japanese fans.
Oct 29th 12:00 AM
50 minutes to go for the screening, the crowds started
pouring in with Thalavar's T-shirts. Talk of the
town was “Thalaivar”. We
had a chat with lot of Japanese fans and it's clear
that Thalaivar's presence is unquestionable. Reason
behind this craze is that they compare Thalaivar
with Jackie Chan. They feel that Thalaivar is very
fast in stunts and style.
29th 12: 50 AM
Indians were awestruck by the response from the
exuberant Japanese crowd. They were clapping and
whistling throughout. When the Superstar logo was
projected in the screen, everyone screamed "aiay
aiay aiay...." and the introduction scene's
response was fabulous. Each stunt scene gets applause
and they liked the fight scenes very much. Movie
had Japanese subtitle and the crowd enjoyed it.
Gimmicks like Thalaivar coming in 10 faces and "Pattam"
scenes get a roaring response. Final song and fight
gets a thunderous applause from the Japanese crowd.
TOUCHING MOMENT 3:50 AM
This is the best moment of my life. Film was over
and cast and Technicians names started scrolling.
Capacity crowd hasn't moved a single step and they
sat till the end of the last name.
the film was over there was a standing ovation and
a thunderous applause for 2 minutes, still resonating
in my ears. I haven’t seen such a response
in any part of the world. I had watched Thalaivar’s
movies in all parts of the world and this is special
indeed. After getting the thunderous applause, we
are over whelmed and it never came out of the mind.
was one of the best moment s which I cherished in
my life. There are no doubt Thalaivar rules in Japan
and excitement continues for the next film called
"Sivaji" which is going to be a cracker.
wish I will be in Japan during that time.
Thalavar’s movie in India and getting claps
Watching Thalavar’s movie in an unknown
territory and seeing the response is something astonishing.