Ek Tha Tiger had one of the biggest releases in Tamil Nadu this year. The Salman Khan starrer Hindi movie not only set a new benchmark at Indian Box Office but also at Chennai Box Office. Now, yesteryear actress Sridevi's comeback movie English Vinglish seems to be ready to break the record of Ek Tha Tiger, as it is getting much-bigger release than the Sallu film in the state.
The Salman's movie had released in about 50 screens in Tamil Nadu and 20 screens in Chennai on August 15. Now, Sridevi's English Vinglish (Aangilam Vaangilam in Tamil) is hitting the screens in around 170 screens (includes Tamil version) in Tamil Nadu.
Traders say that two factors have made the makers of the film to have a larger release than Ek Tha Tiger. The first one being the star power of Ajith Kumar, whose posters and trailer in the movie have got massive response from netizens. And the next is Sridevi, who made it big in Tamil films before moving to the Bollywood. While the fan following of Ajith is well-known, the yesteryear actress' popularity proves again that people in Tamil Nadu love to see her even today, say traders.
Ek Tha Tiger was the first Bollywood movie of the year to cross Rs 1 crore in Tamil Nadu and it was the fastest Rs 1 crore grosser Hindi film in Tamil Nadu too. Now, in all probabilities, Sridevi's English Vinglish is set to break the records of the Salman Khan starrer movie in the state, thereby creating a new record at the Box Office in Tamil Nadu.
However, Ajith Kumar has done a cameo in Aangilam Vaangilam without even charging a single penny. He is playing one of the influential characters in Sridevi's life in the forthcoming movie. His portions were shot in Mumbai.