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Manohar. R (Manu)
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Posted date: 14/August/2009

History is written on this Friday 14th August that is prior to the historic day tomorrow Independence day of India– the day of mega opening of ‘Raj The Showman’ – The Puneeth Rajakumar and director Prem combination showed new bench mark for the box office collection. Rs.1 crore is the collection from the 450 shows per day in over 125 theatres in Karnataka. In five days of screening of ‘Raj The Showman’ the producers are safe.

It is a cloud nine situation for Seethabhaireshwara combines that gave super hit ‘Gaja’ Kannada film in the last year. Producers Suresh Gowdru and Srinivasamurthy deserve congratulations for the excellent entertainer called ‘Raj The Showman’.

From the 125 theatres showing four shows it is 500 shows all over Karnataka. 500 audiences per show mean it amounts to 2.5 lakh audience watching the cinema for the first day. On an average Rs.40 is the ticket price kept for this calculation. It amounts to Rs.1 crore collections per day. This is the record in the 75 years history of Kannada cinema created by power star Puneeth Rajakumar film in the direction of hat trick director Prem

Besides this on the wee ends the film is shown 27 shows a day on Saturday and Sunday in places like United Kingdoms – Bristol. Birmingham, Crawley, Harlow, Ipswich, Liverpool. Manchester, Oxford, London, USA’s California, Florida, New Jersey, New York, Texas, Washington, Australia’s Sydney, Melbourne, UAE’s Abu Dhabi, Dubai, Ajman, Canada’s Canada, Montreal, Hongkong’s AMC theatre, Malaysia’s Golden harvest cinemas, New Zealand’s Sky City Cinemas, Indonesia’s MFX Grande.

In Bangalore city ‘Raj The Showman’ is released in 31 theatres that includes Santosh, PVR, Fun Cinema, Inox etc.

Coming to the mammoth opening in Bangalore ‘Raj The showman’ has created wonderful record and response. Puneeth Rajakumar came to watch the after interval action scene at Santosh theatre, director Prem, his wife actress Rakshita, Mamatha Rao who played the mother role in the cinema, cameraman S Krishna, music director Harikrishna, Adhi Lokesh and others watched the cinema at Santosh cinema.

‘Raj the Showman’ a fabulous entertainer is a well made cinema with lot of effort involved in every department. One of the fans of Puneeth Rajakumar raised objection to a particular scene (a character going for urinal just beside where Puneeth Rajakumar is sleeping in the prison). The particular hardcore fan was waiting for that character who insulted his guru Puneeth Rajakumar to come out to beat him.

At the Santosh theatre complex the 50 feet cut out of Puneeth Rajakumar is erected is once again the tallest. Just next to this is the 55 feet cut out of Dr.Rajakumar idol that is fitted electronically.

Manohar. R.(Manu),
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