Adlabs in Ameerpet was booked within seconds of starting sale of tickets. In PVR (Hyderabad Central, Panjagutta), the line in front of the ticket counter was as long as the mall itself! And of course, the tickets at Prasads were booked a good week before the movie released. In fact, the infamous black market for tickets in Prasads was active. Very active.
The smaller theatres were not entirely booked, but were still quite full. And it wasn't just Ghajini, SRK-starer Rab Ne Bana Di Jodi also saw full theatres, as people looked to make good the holiday. TV channles report that Ghajini made a new record for advance bookings in India!
And oh, the Christmas tree in Prasads was as beautiful as ever. Reaching all the way up to the top of the first floor, the tree was covered in fake snow and lights. The Santa Claus next to the tree was a neat addition.
Another Christmas goes by in Hyderabad, and the country slowly gets back on its feet after 26/11.