Mr Ponnanna said he had bought all the 227 tickets for the night show at INOX theatre in the city by paying Rs 47,500. Kannada actor Sudeep starrer 'Phoonk' was released last week, making five movie buffs accepting the challenge. They had 'bolted' from the theatre, a spokesman of the film distributors said. The film deals with superstition and black magic. Despite without any special effects or scary sets, the Director claimed that the movie was very scary.
Mr Ponnanna is a businessman and Convenor of Samnvay Kodavas Association in the city. ''I deliberately chose night show to remove superstition from the minds of people,'' he added.