In the cut-throat world of film exhibition, it is very rare for any theatre owner to move away for emotional reasons. But this is what happened when in Patna, the single theatre Mona was converted into twin-theatre multiplex this year. The opening of the new theatre was postponed from May 31 to June 21 just to accommodate “Raanjhanaa”.
“We were supposed to open the new theater with ‘Yeh Jawaani Hai Deewani’. But we decided to postpone our opening by some weeks to open with ‘Raanjhanaa’, as it seems like the kind of film that is destined to create history,” said distribitor-exhibitor Arvind Sharma.
The film’s director Anand L. Rai is kicked by the faith shown in his film.
“I don’t know what it is. But people are displaying a lot of optimism about the film. It could be the contrasting chemistry between Dhanush and Sonam Kapoor. Such adoration and devotion in Dhanush’s eyes for Sonam were last seen in Sunil Dutt sahab’s eyes each time he looked at Nutanji in ‘Milan’. And A.R. Rahman has never sounded more North Indian. It seems as if his soul has entered Varanasi,” said Rai.