All theatres that screened Nanban wore a festive look today making movie buffs wonder if it was Pongal today! At the Udayam Theatre in Chennai, a large group of fans carried the Reel Box mounted in a chariot from the nearby temple to the theatre premises. As soon as the Reel Box arrived at the theatre, traditional classical music was played by a band arranged for the purpose and a special pooja was performed.
In an open van, an orchestra was seen signing the songs from Nanban, which was added attraction. SA Chandrashekar participated in this pooja and the Reel Box was finally handed over to the theatre owners for screening.