Dhanush starrer Aadukalam has won the Pongal race at the
box-office. The movie has overtaken Karthi's Siruthai and
Vijay's Kaavalan in first two days collections.
Aadukalam grossed Rs.71 lakhs in two days. The movie
directed by Vetrimaran got good reviews from the critics and
audience. Trade analysts say that it happened because of good mouth
publicity and Sun Pictures marketing strategy.
On the other hand, Karthi starrer Siruthai has
collected Rs.58 lakhs. Though, the movie got thumbs up from
critics, it received mixed response from the audience. However,
trade analyst predict that the movie would do well in coming
Finally, Vijay's Kaavalan, which was released after
much controversies, did well on the first day of the release. But
mixed reviews from the critics and theatre issues hampered the
business. It is in third position by collecting Rs. 51 lakhs.