Darbar releases on December 9 (Thursday). Rajinikanth plays the role of the police commissioner of Mumbai. Fans are waiting with bated breath for the movie to hit theatre screens, well that’s only true for the ones who have tickets. The ones without are staring at a heavy price.

Those in Bengaluru are looking at ticket prices that go up to Rs 1,500 to gain entry into the Darbar where Rajinikanth will be in action.

However, one cannot be too surprised given the following that the Superstar possesses. It’s only natural that multiplex owners would want to cash in while giving scores of fans who queue up for the movie a chance to catch Rajinikanth in his element.

Rajinikanth’s character's name, Alex Pandian, is one of those unforgettable ones for any fan of the Superstar. Darbar sees him don the khaki outfit after many years as Aditya Arunachalam, commissioner of police, Mumbai.

A film of the Superstar can never be devoid of his style. The way he flicks his blazer/jacket/coat to the way he flips his glasses. “Chumma kizhi (simply rock)!”

With Pongal being celebrated in a few days, the movie is a gift from Thalaivar. It marks Rajinikanth's first collaboration with AR Murugadoss and has all the hype surrounding it. Darbar, produced by Lyca Productions, also stars Nayanthara, Suniel Shetty, Prateik Babbar, Nivetha Thomas and Yogi Babu in key roles. The film has music by Anirudh Ravichander while Santosh Sivan has cranked the camera.

The stunning pre-release business of the movie speaks volumes about the positive buzz in connection with the film and according to reports, the film has done a pre-release business of above Rs 200 crore.