The advance booking for Vijay's "Puli" has kick-started in Chennai and the tickets for all the shows at many theatres have been sold for the opening day.

An online ticket booking website gives a clear picture of the advance booking. Over 10 cinema halls started the advance booking in Chennai and in no time, the tickets for the prime-time shows were sold. 

The tickets were given for more than 100 shows and at least 80% of the shows are house-full by now. Cashing in on the occasion, multiplexes have increased the number of shows and some exhibitors have dedicated all their screens to "Puli" on the release day.

Majayjaal multiplex alone has 54 shows on the release day in Chennai. The screen count is expected to reach record number by Wednesday (30 September), a day before the release of "Puli".

The tickets for Thursday to Sunday are also expected to be sold in advance. The response is just an indication of the craze around "Puli". However, the advance booking in other parts of Tamil Nadu is likely to begin on Sunday, 27 September.

This also confirms that "Puli" is going to get a fantastic opening at the box office. Considering the huge Rs 100-crore budget for the film, Vijay's flick should make a stupendous business on not just the first day but also during the entire weekend to recover the production cost at the earliest.

"Puli" is releasing in over 3000 screens in three languages (Tamil, Telugu and Hindi) worldwide on 1 October. It is a fantasy-adventure movie, which has Kannada superstar Kiccha Sudeep in the role of an antagonist. Shruti Haasan and Hansika Motwani are the female leads in the flick.

Yesteryear sensation actress Sridevi Kapoor has returned to Tamil after decades, with "Puli", which has been written and directed by Chimbu Deven.