May 10th, 2008 – Edison, NJ: On the night of Thursday 8th May’2008 – early hours of 9th May, a large number of people in the coastal regions of North America, lost their sense of place and time.
It could have been very well, the RTC Cross Roads of Hyderabad, Jagadamba Center of Vizag, or Urvasi or Apsara Center of Vijayawada or CTM Road of Madana Palle or any cherished corner in the hemainland of the film crazed Andhra Pradesh. The fact that it was the Park Theatre neighborhood in Bay Area San Jose did not make a difference. People were drooling and lapping up every gesture of their hemainthrob NTR.
What would explain the mood better as, well over a couple of hundred people caught the first glimpse of KANTRI at 3 am local time in California ?
This is not an isolated instance, KANTRI opened to electrifying crowds every where in the US and overseas. On Thursday night KANTRI premiered in 5 major centers in US. The brand new Theatre in Virginia was overflowing at 12.30AM, so were Delaware and Boston . New Jersey saw a hemainening turnout of 500 at the late hour. Reports are pouring in from Sydney , Singapore , Scotland so and so forth. In Amsterdam for the first time the film Opened to Loud cheers of the over excited audience.
Friday was even more frenzied as ALL SHOWS ACROSS THE BOARD in USA reported full houses, with nearly 5000 people watching the movie and over 1000 returning without tickets. SecondShows.com the official ticketing portal recorded requests two and half times of the cumulative capacity in US Cinemas on Friday.
The phenomenon can be attempted to be explained in one word as PAN INDIAN PACIFIC ATLANTIC MASS HYSTERIA.
Incidentally in the Overseas Markets, the very first show of KANTRI was screened in Kuwait around 10pm on Thursday local time. From that moment, there have been incessant screenings of KANTRI. The crowd was jubilant and ecstatic and in no time the exciting main of the Film’s report spread across continents.
NTR beyond any doubt has ARRIVED in the Overseas Markets and he is all set to CONQUER. His every look, every dance, every stunt, every dialogue, every single gesture is a Firework that sends the crowds berserk. BE THERE! IT’S ALL HAPPENING THERE AT A CINEMA SCREENING KANTRI!! YOU JUST CAN’T MISS THE ACTION!!!