* Suriya’s KS Ravikumar directed Diwali release Aadhavan produced by Udayanidhi Stalin’s Red Giant Pictures has grossed an amazing Rs 79 lakhs from Sathyam Cinemas in 16 days!
As per trade sources, Rs 79 lakhs gross in 16 days is a new record at the multiplex. The collections were fantastic because it was screened simultaneously in two of the biggest screens in the complex for two weeks, with additional shows during the Diwali weekend.
Suriya’s Aadhavan has taken a flying start at the box-office!
The film has released in maximum screens in nearly 450 screens in TN, Kerala and Karnataka.
In NSC area it has done Rs 1.37 crore, while Chennai city reported 100 percent opening on day one of its release. Coimbatore has reported 97 percent on opening day, while in Madurai too the film has taken a very good opening.
And in Bangalore, it released in 20 screens and reported higher revenues than the Hindi film Blue on the first day. In Kerala, at 1000 plus single screens like Kavitha Ernakulam and Anjali in Thiruvananthapuram it has taken 100 percent opening!
Behindwoods Review – 2.5/5
Click for Full Review: On the whole, Aadhavan is trademark KSR cinema. It has action, comedy, sentiment, romance, music and masala, not to forget his special appearance at the end. There are flaws, missing pieces, loose ends and a stereotyped climax that might put you off, but commercial cinema is always prone to such errors. If you are not a stickler for logic or substance, there are quite a few positives to sit back and enjoyhttp://www.behindwoods.com/tamil-movie-reviews/reviews-2/aadhavan.html
Sify Review – Have Fun.
All very cool. Shah Rukh’s has the edge slightly. The song is more catchy and visuals work better IMO. What do you think?
Have a great weekend.
press conf. today at Hotel Green Park, Chennai.
The worldwide gross box-office collections of Suriya’s films in the last five years, place the actor on a different level. He does every kind of cinema and is extremely versatile. He doesn’t want to be slotted in any image trap and if anyone had doubts about his pulling power at the box-office, Ayan silenced them all. Now the actor is tensed as a lot is riding on Aadhavan, his Diwali release has been sold at all areas for a rumoured Rs 40 crore, the highest in his career. In a brief chat with the media the Badshah of Box-office speaks.
How was it working with KS Ravikumar, the director with the midas touch?
I was a bit tensed in the beginning and let me confess that it was my dream to work with him. He has directed all big stars like Rajikanth and Kamal Hassan and given so many blockbusters in Tamil. But after a few days of shooting, I started thoroughly enjoying and I learned so much from him. He is cool as cucumber. In fact, both of us are back with Aadhavan after giving super hits like Dasavatharam and Ayan.
Tell us about your producer Udayanidhi Stalin?
Uday is more like a friend and I have not seen a producer who is so involved with his film. His passion and commitment has to be seen to be believed. He was there throughout the shoot, even in the very cold Iceland and was a big support and seeing that we had no problem at any given point of time.
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