Monday, June 11, 2007

sivaji fever ... well not really

I read an article that said Sivaji fever grips US .. Well thats too much of a hype .Yes i do agree that desis in US rather Tamils in US would love to watch this movie .I am not too sure if this statement is apt in the place of Spidermans,shreks and pirates.I do understand that Sivaji's target audience in far too less than the above mentioned movies.
okay reason for the post .Happened to look at the ticket prices for the first day and the first weekend shows in major american cities with considerable Tamil/desi population and they stand somewhere between 16 $ and 26 $ . come on people 25 $ for a first day show for a movie in a cinema theatre with a not so great infrastructure - its not worth it . I did find that there were tickets priced at 16$ which is slightly better but again costlier than a normal ticket for the first day show of a Hollywood biggie.Talks like overseas rights and logistics in screening an Indian movie in the US being on the expensive side dont really convince me.If tickets are overpriced and even though if its a great movie one cannot expect a huge fan turnout.This should apply to any movie anywhere.
Result the movie is soon out on the internet for download not that other movies never make it to the internet .but i feel this could be a important factor propelling piracy.
Anyways i think all these arguments might weigh low in front of " Anything for super star" dialogues.But exploiting the eagerness and anxiety of fans for more money is definitely not good any day.

2 comments:

Aparna said...

hey I agree completely. But, the true Superstar fans won't mind paying any amount for a ticket! ;)

mraghuram1978 said...

Yeh.. I agree with you... Even here in India the ticket rate for shivaji is very high. Its ranges from Rs 300 to Rs 1000.. :-( Crazy Rajini fans are ready to get it.

But what to do I am a Rajini fan.. and trying to get week end tickets..
I am not able to resist. :-(