Big rush for Jackson’s 'This Is It'

MUMBAI: Tickets for Michael Jackson’s forthcoming documentary film, This Is It, which went up for sale on 27 September, were snapped up within two hours in the US.

In California, the demand for the film was tremendous. Fans had queued up three days ahead to make sure that they got one of 3,000 tickets to the Los Angeles shows.

The film has been collated from more than 100 hours of behind-the-scenes footage, featuring the singer rehearsing a number of his songs for the show. It will open to the public on October 28 and will be in cinemas worldwide for a limited two-week run.

The film will contain behind the scenes footage of Jackson backstage, on stage and directing his team as he created his 50 shows.

It will also contain interviews with friends of Jackson and 3-D sequences originally filmed as part of the concert performance. Candid and private scenes involving Jackson and his crew have been confirmed.

In India too, fans of Michael Jackson thronged theatres to grab tickets before they could be sold out.

Says SPE Films India director Kercy Daruwala, “ We have seen a major demand of This Is It. In days to come, before the film could release, we have a number of promotional activities lined up.”

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