Advance booking for Kiccha Sudeep’s film had opened with shows starting at 8.30 am only. Fans were hopeful of an earlier start and it looks like it’s happening after all.
Last Updated: 11.12 AM, Jul 26, 2022
When online advance booking for Kannada superstar Kiccha Sudeep’s Vikrant Rona opened on Sunday, fans wondered why a big film as this was not getting early morning shows. The earliest show that was opened up was at 8.30 am in single-screen halls. When multiplex booking opened yesterday, there also it was the same case, with a 9 am start time at most venues.
Speaking at a press event to discuss the audio technology that the team had adopted, CineDubs, which will allow audiences to watch the film in the language of their choice, producer-distributor Manjunath Gowda had said that plans to have early morning shows were also afoot and that a final decision would be taken on Tuesday. Manjunath said that the earliest would be around 6 or 6.30 am as per the government rule.
Like many fans, we have also been checking booking sites every now and then and it seems that early morning shows will be there after all. As of now, there are very few centres that have added a show, like for instance, Swagath Shankar Nag has a 5.30 am show, but in 2D, while most of the PVR Cinemas in Bengaluru have 6.30 am shows in 3D. The buzz on social media was that Vikrant Rona bookings were not picking up, but that’s because fans were waiting for word on early morning shows. Looks like the wait was worth it.
Today, Sudeep winds up the India leg of the film’s promotions with the pre-release event in Bengaluru. This is an open to all event for the benefit of the actor’s fans. Tomorrow, Sudeep will head to Dubai for the film’s red-carpet premiere.
The film, a fantasy action drama directed by Anup Bhandari, is about a series of mysterious disappearances that coincide with the arrival of a cop called Vikrant Rona. The film also stars Nirup Bhandari and Neetha Ashok in pivotal roles, with Jacqueline Fernandez making an appearance in the Gadang Rakkamma song.