Ajith Kumar and Tamil superstar Rajinikanth, who share warm relationship off-screen, will be soon fighting out hard to win the Box Office race. Come January, their movies Veeram and Kochadaiiyaan (Kochadaiyaan) will be clashing at the Box Office and this news has generated a curiosity among the cine-goers.
Very rarely we see Rajinikanth's movie clashing with a flick
featuring an A-list actor. This time, by now it is confirmed that
Kochadaiiyaan will be heading for a big clash with Ajith
Kumar's Veeram. In an interesting development, the
co-producer of the forthcoming Rajini's movie revealed recently
that they are releasing the flick in January 2014. The probable
date was January 10.
The news sent shock waves for the industry insiders as they had
expected a clash of Ajith Kumar's Veeram and Vijay's Jilla. With
Rajinikanth's movie entering the Pongal race, the situation was
turning bad to worst, according to traders as three big movies are
releasing at the same time will not only affect the trade, but also
it would eat each others' business.
Sources had said that theatre owners' first preference would be
Kochadaiiyaan given the fact that Rajinikanth is bigger
star than Ajith Kumar and Vijay. Continue reading the story
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Kochadaiiyaan To Get Maximum Screens
It means that any movie released against Rajinikanth
flick would be a loser as Kochadaiiyaan is expected to
take away majority of screens.
Veeram To Go Ahead With Its Earlier Plans
Well, this development reportedly made the makers of
Jilla to postpone the release. However, the reluctant
Veeram makers, not worried about the development, decided
to go ahead with their earlier plans.
Kochadaiiyaan Bigger Than Veeram
Traders say that Kochadaiiyaan is bigger film
than Veeram in terms of budget, cast, crew and other
technicalities. The makers of the Rajini's movie would leave no
stone unturned to make it a wider release, which could also harm
the business of Veeram.
Tough Road Ahead For Veeram Makers
As Veeram makers have accepted
Kochadaiiyaan challenge, they have to give their best to
get as many screens as possible for their film. Else the Ajith's
movie could probably have tough time facing the heat of Rajini's
Will Rajinikanth Intervene?
Well, traders feel that Rajinikanth's intervention could
probably ease the fight among the two releases. And this could
possibly make both movies' producers/distributors/theatre owners to
give reasonable screens to Veeram and
Kochadaiiyan so that their business interest is not
All Eyes On TNTOA
Meanwhile, industry insiders also say that Tamil Nadu
Theatre Owners' Association (TNTOA) is a powerful organisation in
film fraternity as they have a history of taking a stand on
TNTOA Should Intervene
Like producers, the TNTOA too doesn't like the clash as
it would affect their business too. Hence, they would play a
crucial role in avoiding clash so that the both the parties are
Veeram And Kochadaiiyaan Makers Yet To Begin The Talks
Reports say that Veeram and
Kochadaiiyaan makers are yet to start a talk on the issue.
And it is only then people could expect a
Veeram is an action-thriller directed by
Siruthai Siva. The movie produced by Vijaya Productions also stars
Tamanna Bhatia, Santhanam, Vidharth and others in the
Kochadaiiyaan is directed by Rajini's daughter
Soundarya Ashwin. The historical-fiction also features Deepika
Padukone, Jackie Shroff, Sarath Kumar and others in the