By: Settu Shankar
Wednesday, September 19, 2007
Superstar Rajini's Shivaji is the only Indian film so far which has been able to cross 100 days of successful running in North America!
Shivaji, the highest budget film in the history of Indian cinema was released in nearly 40 countries worldwide with more than 800 prints. The Tamil version of Shivaji was released in 44 centers in US and Canada and witnessed historical collections. In the UK, Shivaji is the first Tamil film which got a place in the UK top -10 movie chart, and has also set a new collection record.
Now the film is celebrating its 100th day across the globe. In Canada, Shivaji was initially screened in 6 theaters and it is still running in Scarborough. Apart from Scarborough, there are 5 more theaters screening Shivaji as a regular show during the weekends. It is a very strange experience for the residents of Toronto to see a Tamil film running for 100 days continuously.
According to Ayngaran International, the worldwide distributors of Shivaji, the film is still running in 12 screens in Srilanka, drawing a good number of people. In Singapore, the film is celebrating 100 daysoin 2 screens.
According to S.C.Babu, the CEO of AVM, the film is celebrating 100 days run in 90 theaters across Tamil Nadu. In Chennai City, the film crossed 100 days in 10 theaters and in the suburbs it is still running in 13 cinema halls!
In Bengalooru, Shivaji is still running in 3 theaters and at one in Mysore. In Arora Cinema Hall, Mumbai, Shivaji is celebrating its 100th day tomorrow.
Arjunan, the Publicity in-charge of AVM said that they are waiting for more details of the film's 100 day run all over the world.
Keep visiting Oneindia.in for more details about Shivaji's 100 day run aross the globe!
By: Settu Shankar