Despite good opening in the domestic market, Tamil crime-comedy
Soodhu Kavvum has failed to keep
the cash registers ringing in the International Box Office.
Soodhu Kavvum collected Rs 15.68 lakh in US, according
to a tweet posted by trade analyst, Taran Adarsh on his Twitter
page. Pointing out that big stars are a big draw in the foreign
land, another trade analyst, Trinath said, "It's extremely tough
for a film with unfamiliar actors to stir the Box-Office
"Star actors have bigger market overseas and manage to generate
revenue too, Trinath believes. According to an international
distributor, global release is becoming a fad. "Initially, few
films used to release internationally, but nowadays every other
film is eyeing an international release. While it's good that films
want to cater to global audience, it is very important to have good
content," the distributor told IANS.
Soodhu Kavvum is directed by debutant Nalan Kumarasamy
and it features upcoming star Vijay Sethupathy, who has half a
dozen films to his credit.
Meanwhile, Soodhu Kavvum has taken a decent opening in
the country. The low-budget film, about four misfit kidnappers,
that came out on May 1, has reportedly raked in Rs 5.2 crore in two
weeks in Tamil Nadu. It is going steady with 70-80 percent
occupancy in cinemas in the state.