Tamil new releases last week have fared well despite facing the Aamir Khan's Dhoom 3 heat. Venkat Prabhu's Biriyani and Jeeva's Endrendrum Punnagai had hit the screens on December 20 and the flicks have made good collections.
Karthi's Biriyani starring Karthi and Hansika Motwani got mixed reviews from critics as well as audience. But the collection wise, the Tamil flick has made a good business due to the good pre-talk for the film. In the first weekend, it has raked in Rs 6 crore + in Tamil Nadu. The film had hit the screens in above 275 screens in the state. But for the Telugu version, critics and audience have given thumbs down straight away.
When it comes to Endrendrum Punnagai, the Tamil film has got positive reviews in large from critics and audience. Being the under dog in the race, the Kollywood film managed to win the hearts' of the audience with its good content and brilliant performance from the lead stars.
Endrendrum Punnagai, which stars Jeeva and Trisha Krishnan, has earned more than Rs 3.25 crores at the Tamil Box Office from 200+ screens. The biggest disadvantage for the film is that it has been given 'U/A' certificate which means the film is not eligible for the 30% tax exemption from the state government.