Actor Allu Arjun’s new film Pushpa: The Rise opened in cinemas across down south to packed houses. In the Telugu states, opening day tickets were sold out in pre-sale, prompting many celebrities to joke about their unsuccessful attempts to find a ticket.
“Early show Hyderabad Tickets kaavali (wanted) (sic),” tweeted director Maruthi. “Kashtam sir. Nen kuda try chestunna (Tough. Even I am trying for it),” wrote Raashi Khanna in response to Maruthi’s tweet. Pushpa is expected to drive people back to theatres after the second lockdown ended. There seems to be a massive demand across the Telugu states for opening day tickets. “Half my day has been spent answering phone calls from people asking for Pushpa tickets… there’s not one available in all of Hyderabad. And I ask them back if they can get me tickets:) The josh of a big release is such an exciting time:) Wishing the whole team a blockbuster (sic),” wrote filmmaker Rahul Ravindran on his Twitter page.