In spite of facing the hurdle for its release in Tamil Nadu, Thalaivaa which was released in other states and overseas is looting the Box Office. The movie also faced tough competition from Chennai Express which was released on the same day.
The advance booking for the movie was stopped in Chennai, after the theatre owners received a bomb threat from a Student Union, named as Oppressed Students Revolutionary Force.
Thalaivaa's crew also received a notice from Chennai City Civil Court, on the grounds of the petition filed by SKR Karnan, in which he claimed that Thalaivaa has depicted Tamil leaders in the poor light. The petitioner also claimed that story is based on the life of grandfather SS Kandaswamy and father SSK Ramaswamy who lived in Dharavi, Mumbai. These two controversies made the movie to stall its release in Tamil Nadu, which was expected to be a major set back for the Box Office Collection.
In spite of getting mixed response from critics and controversies in the home, Thalaivaa is looting the Box Office as Vijay's movies did earlier. The movie which was released in Kerala and Karnataka has rocked Box Office.
Thalaivaa also got a fantastic start up in overseas market such as UK and USA. According to the reports, the movie has bagged Rs 77.88 lakhs in overseas in the first weekend collection.
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Thalaivaa which was not released in Tamil Nadu made the audience move to neighbouring states like Andhra Pradesh, Karnataka and Kerala to watch the movie. Sources say that people from Chennai and Hosur moved to Bangalore.
Thalaivaa's Collection Across India
Releasing in limited screens, Thalaivaa collected Rs 5 Crore in India alone. The Box Office experts say that the movie collection would have crossed Rs 20 crore if it would have been released in Tamil Nadu.
Thalaivaa In Kerala
The movie which was released in Kerala collected Rs 1.2 crore in the first weekend, by releasing in 120 screens. By now the movie would have grabbed Rs 8 Crore.
Thalaivaa In Bangalore
Bangalore considering the second biggest market for Tamil movies, Vijay starrer Thalaivaa is likely to grab rs 8 Crore.
Thalaivaa (Anna) In Andhra Pradesh
Thalaivaa which was dubbed to Telugu as Anna was successful in looting the Box Office. As per the reports given by experts, the movies collection has crossed Rs 6 Crore.
Thalaivaa In Other States
Apart from Karnataka, Kerala and Andhra Pradesh, Tamil flick has successfully grabbed nearly Rs 2 Crores in other states of India, though it faced tough competition from Shahrukh starrer Chennai Express.
Thalaivaa Release In Tamil Nadu
Thalaivaa collection is likely to reach Rs 38.5 Crores. The movie is expected to release on August 15, Independence Day in Tamil Nadu by overcoming all the hurdles and give a major break for its collection.
Thalaivaa Grand Opening
As Ilayathalapathy Vijay holds a strong fan base in Singapore, Malaysia and Sri Lanka, Thalaivaa has got a grand opening. Now all the eyes are on the release of the movie in Tamil Nadu.