By: Settu Shankar
Tuesday, June 26, 2007
Rajini, the Boss of South Cinema proves his supremacy at the box office every day. His blockbuster Shivaji has been nearing Rs.30 crores within 10 days in Tamil Nadu alone.
Film pundits claimed that this is an all time record in Indian cinema. In other states and abroad too, Shivaji has created many new records. Interesting, most of the previous records were created by superstar Rajinikanth.
Shivaji, produced by prestigious production house AVM with superstar Rajini is said to be the most expensive film in Indian Cinema. The budget of the movie is nearly 80 crores including the cost of the superstar.
It was released all over the world with more than 1000 prints. Lakhs of Indians staying in different parts of the world celebrated the release of Shivaji like a festival. In USA, the response was amazing. In Germany, Shivaji is the first film which is shown for more than 100 shows. In Britain, it is the first Tamil film to make it to the UK Top 10 listed by BBC.
Now, the collection reports from all parts of the world have come. All the distributors invariably said that they have earned 100 percent profit from Shivaji.
In Tamil Nadu alone, the theatre collection of Shivaji is nearing Rs.30 crores in just 9 days. It stands high in the box-office list. It is expected to earn a profit of Rs.140-150 crores in theatrical release alone.
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