The Prabhas-led film is opening with 5 am shows in the city, and those sold out within minutes of the bookings opening
The Salaar: Ceasefire box office rampage has begun, it would seem. A little while ago, advance bookings for limited movie halls in Bengaluru opened, with the earliest show at 5 am at all of them and 6 shows in a day for the 3-hour long Prashant Neel directorial. Bookings for the 5 am show, it would seem, were about the fastest finger first, as they sold out within minutes. The next show timing ranges between 8.15 am and 9.30 am, which are also filling fast. Box office trackers estimate that in the first 40 minutes of bookings opening with over 45 shows, 9 were sold out or fast filling, with over 8,000 tickets sold.
As of now, all screens that have opened bookings are for the Telugu original version of the film. With Dunki and Aquaman: The Lost Kingdom also releasing next week, multiplex bookings for Salaar are expected to open much later. What’s interesting about the screens that have opened for Salaar booking so far is that ticket rates have not been hiked massively. Tickets are going between Rs 150 – Rs 600 at these single screens. There is a buzz that the film, much like KGF: Chapter 2, could have a few fan shows at midnight as well, but there’s been no confirmation on this front yet.
Salaar: Ceasefire is the first of the two-part saga, which has got an A certificate for the level of violence in it. It is, after all, the story of the most violent man. The film is about the friendship of Deva (Prabhas) and Varadha (Prithviraj), with the former ready to do anything to protect his pal. Produced by Hombale Films, with music by Ravi Basrur and cinematography by Bhuvan Gowda, Salaar also stars Pramod, Naveen Shankar, Garuda Ram, Jagapathi Babu, Eashwari Rao, Shreya Reddy, Shruti Haasan, among others.