Traditionally, Karnataka has been a good market for other language movies. Especially, Bollywood movies enjoy a wonderful fan following in the state. It may be because of the cosmopolitan atmosphere. The A-list stars' films have often done stunning collections here.
In the recent years, many Hindi films made good business in
Karnataka. Jab Tak Hain Jaan, Ek Tha Tiger, etc.,
are the few films, which earned record-breaking collections in this
part of the world. Now, yet another flick is ready to hit the
screens. Well, it is none other than superstar Shahrukh
Khan's Chennai Express, which is
releasing worldwide tomorrow (August 8).
Expectations are huge from the audience and traders for
Chennai Express. Traders are predicting the movie to make
earth-shattering collections considering the long weekend (4
Many are eagerly looking forward to see whether the film breaks Shahrukh Khan's Jab Tak Hain Jaan collections in the Mysore region. It is because the Yash Chopra's last movie had done an earth-shattering collections in the opening weekend. The point we have to note here is that Karnataka is not a Hindi-speaking region. Continue reading the story on the slideshow...
JTHJ Made Record-breaking Collections
Jab Tak Hain Jaan (JTHJ) made record-breaking
collections in the Mysore region. The main share of income had come
from Bangalore. Will Chennai Express break Shahrukh Khan's
JTHJ collections? We have to wait for a few more days to
Now, traders are expecting the same from Chennai
Express. Firstly, they points out the four-day weekend. Next
is obviously the fan following of Shahrukh Khan in Karnataka which
would help the movie to do good business.
Not to forget the factor of Bangalore babe Deepika Padukone,
whose presence in Chennai Express is expected to boost the
Aum Movies Distribution
Trade reports say that the Mysore region rights have been
acquired by Aum Movies. It has purchased the theatrical rights for
Rs 4.50 crore.
Chennai Express is directed by Mangalore-based Rohit
Shetty. The film has Sathyaraj, Nikitin Dheer, Manorama, Kamini
Kaushal and others in the cast.
Chennai Express To Face Competition
However, Chennai Express will not have a smooth release
due to South movies. There are few big releases, which could slow
down the collections.
Thalaivaa, A Threat To Chennai Express?
Firstly, Tamil movie Thalaivaa starring Vijay and Amala
Paul is releasing on August 9. The film has got a good number of
screens for its release in Karnataka.
Vijay V/s SRK
Thalaivaa is expected to give a tough competition for
Chennai Express in Bangalore. It has to be noted that
Vijay, like Shahrukh Khan, enjoys a good fan following in the
Tony To Face Chennai Express Heat!
And Kannada movie Tony starring Srinagar Kitty and
Aindrita Ray is also releasing on August 9. Though it is not as big
as Chennai Express or Thalaivaa, the Sandalwood
movie is expected pull the local audience into theatres in huge
Chennai Express, Thalaivaa And Tony
Well, the traders hope that all three movies do good business
without affecting each other. We wish good luck for Chennai
Express, Thalaivaa and Tony.