Avatar in Coimbatore

It has been a while since the last blog. What better way to revive it than write about the visit to see the movie Avatar, that too, of all places Coimbatore.

We were in Coimbatore for the long weekend. We had wanted to see Avatar in 3D since its release on Dec 18th. We did not get a chance to catch it in Bangalore - tickets being sold out for weekend shows being one of the reasons!

We got a Sunday afternoon free after some social visits and decided to drive down to Kanakadhara theatre (part of Central Theatre complex). We were in a Kerala registration Honday City (by brother-in-law's). There were 6 of us - 4 crammed into the back seat.

Our car made laborious way through the people exiting the earlier show.

Parking Attendant: "Entha padam?" (Which movie?)
Us: Avatar
Parking Attendant: "Ticket erukkutha?" (Do you have tickets?)
Us: No
Parking Attendant: "House Full - 30thu vare" (It is house full till 30th).
Us: Can we take a U-turn to return?

We made the U-turn and there is this guy, next to our door.
"Ticket venama?" (Do you need tickets?)
Us: Sure, do you have six?
This guy, checks with his accomplice and they produce 6 tickets, in two blocks of 3.
"Evalavu?" (How much?), we ask
200 each. (This is for the Rs.65/- ticket)
"Kammi panna mudiyuma?" (Can you give a discount?)
"Kammi than, Sir? 250 erunthuthu - 200 ku tharen" (It is at a discount - from Rs.250/- to Rs.200/-)

There was not much time to discuss and decide. Out came Rs.1,200/- and the tickets were ours.

We went in and were given goggles in sealed plastic covers (talk about hygiene)! There was a Trailer of another movie, which also looked to be in 3D.

The movie started at 2.15 PM. It was a House Full show. The first few minutes - the audiences cheered - the arrival of various main characters. That is the best part about seeing a movie in Tamil Nadu. Clapping and cheering. Imagine, Vettaikkaran, a Vijai movie was running in the sister theatre - Central.

I don't have to write anything about the movie - there are enough and more reviews. Of course, we watched it in English, which is to be mentioned, since the movie has been released in Tamil, (besides Hindi and Telugu in India).

The movie is worth every rupee - a visual extravaganza. It is a typical bollywood plot - the hero, heroine, villain - all, save the comedian (a must have in Tamil movies). There are animals, chases, romance, action and drama. 3D effects are ok - not frightening or anything - children can watch, without any trouble.

It was a good experience - and we didn't rue the money, since we would have paid much more to see the same in Bangalore.

It is the 11th avatar - after the dashavatharam - said me, as we came out, one which is destined to happen in 2051 (or whatever the year the movie is set).


  1. Thanks thanks Thanks aLot for your much helpful review.

  2. Tomo i'm going to see movie... Just want to know that now also it'l be around 200.?....


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