A delightful surprise awaits employees of the NASDAQ-listed software firm Freshworks. The company’s CEO, Girish Mathrubootham, a die-hard fan of the legendary actor Rajinikanth, has booked 2,200 tickets for his employees to watch the latest release, ‘Jailer’.
With excitement in the air, Freshworks employees will be able to enjoy the black comedy-action film across seven screens. This generous gesture from the CEO has thrilled the workforce, but for Mathrubootham, it’s a repeated act of love towards Rajinikanth and his employees.
In the past, he has shown similar enthusiasm for Rajinikanth’s movies. He booked the entire Sathyam cinemas in Chennai for his employees to watch ‘Kabali’ in 2016. Not only that, but he also gave leaves to his employees to enjoy ‘Lingaa’ and ‘Kochadaiiyan’ on the first days of their release in 2014.
The release of ‘Jailer’ on August 10 has created a buzz worldwide. Starring Rajinikanth and Mohanlal, the film has captured the attention of cinema-goers, registering impressive advance booking numbers. According to trade analyst Manobala Vijayabalan, around 9 lakh tickets were booked on BookMyShow alone.
With such strong booking figures, ‘Jailer’ has left other big releases like Sunny Deol’s ‘Gadar 2’, Chiranjeevi’s ‘Bholaa Shankar’, and Akshay Kumar’s ‘OMG 2’ far behind.
This remarkable gesture by Freshworks CEO underscores the deep connection between Indian cinema and its fans. By giving his employees this unique experience, Mathrubootham has indeed added to the fanfare surrounding the film’s release.
It’s not just a story about a CEO and his love for movies; it’s a tale of a leader appreciating his workforce, blending the glamour of cinema with corporate benevolence. Surely, Freshworks employees have another reason to cherish their work culture!