Sandalwood Friday Movie Release.
What theatres are to malls, they are to Majestic too. A good Friday Release ensures that the mall or Kempegowda Road is full and the local economy is rolling.
These are three people from Majestic who are hoping that this week's release will bring in the crowds.
The picture postcard seller is a regular outside Santhosh. He's also a barometer about what's hot. According to him, the fastest selling postcards in his collection is that of Darshan, also called the Challenging Star or Knockout Star.
Rubbing shoulders with him, outside Santhosh, is Astrologer Ramakrishna who takes the early morning bus from Bagalur. That's a tiny Kannada and Telugu speaking town just across the border in Tamil Nadu. Today is Friday and he is here earlier than usually to catch the fans who wait for a long time outside theaters. The swastik on his forehead acts as an irresistible advertising.
And finally there's the man selling Hello Cinestar outside today's big release - Yagna.