"The Rs 40 crore budget film collected approximately Rs 4.86 crore in its opening weekend in Tamil Nadu," trade analyst Trinath told IANS.
Directed by Bala Pazhanisaamy, Paradesi is based on the novel 'Red Tea'. It narrates the sufferings of tea plantation workers of pre-independent India. The film features Atharva Murali, Vedhika Kumar and Dhansika in the lead roles. It released all over March 15.
Filmmaker Anurag Kashyap bought the distribution rights and released the film in north and central India. It was released with English subtitles. At the recently announced 60th National Awards, Paradesi pocketed one award for the best costumes by Poornima Ramaswamy. Continue reading the story on the slideshow...
In the opening weekend, Paradesi raked in £ 19,635 [Rs. 16.08 lacs] on 21 screens at UK Box Office.
At the US Box Office, Paradesi managed to collects $ 41,634 [Rs. 22.48 lacs] on 19 screens.
Traders say that the film is expected to do well following the good word of mouth.
However, it has to be noted here that Paradesi is the second film in the year to receive positive response from both audience and critics.