With everything set for an imposing Kabali release, the next big question is how much can the Rajinikanth-starrer garner at the box office? Before you think it is too early to be talking about the movie's box office collections, producer Thanu has an answer for you.
But before we get there, those who have managed to pick popular
trade analysts' brains, have reported that the much awaited film is
on course to amass a whopping 100 Crore rupees from its opening
weekend (first three days) itself.
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Meanwhile In Bengaluru...
Meanwhile, special shows of the movie, which were planned to be
screened at popular star hotels in Bengaluru, have been cancelled
citing various reasons.
Deputy Commissioner's Let Down
"The film can be screened in theatres and multiplexes, which
have taken permission from the authorities concerned, as prescribed
by the Karnataka Cinema (Regulation) Act, and not in five-star
hotels as requested by you. Your appeal has been
rejected."Deputy Commissioner of Bengaluru toldLahari
Recording Company, according to a report from The Hindu.
Objections From Various Associations
It is said thatThe Karnataka State Film Exhibitors'
Association (KSFEA) and the Karnataka Film Chamber of Commerce
(KFCC) had objected the screening of Kabali at star hotels
In fact, it is reported that various associations and groups
threatened to block the release of Kabaliin theatres
and multiplexes,if it is screened at five star
"Earlier, the Deputy Commissioner had said his permission was
not necessary. Considering the objections raised by KFCC and KSFEA,
we applied for a written permission, which was rejected by him
today,"Lahari Music told the Hindu.
Why This 'Kolaveri'?
The logical explanation behind the protest is that if movies are
screened at places other than theatres, it will affect
thelivelihoods of theatre and multiplex owners and their
'Kabali' Misses The Record Narrowly
Kabali was on course to become the first Indian movie
ever to be screened at star hotels. Now that the plans have been
cancelled, more than 15,000 people will get their tickets
Going by the number of tickets that have been booked worldwide,
the makers and theatre owners have predicted a business of over 100
Crores in the opening weekend. Interestingly, the film has already
gathered over 200 Crore rupees from distribution, satellite and
When it comes to its overall box office collections, producer
'Kalaipuli' S Thanu is confident about Kabali's
performance in India as well as overseas.
In fact, the veteran producer believes that the Pa Ranjith
directorial will collect more than 500 Crore rupees post its
release. What more, Thanu has even said that Kabali will
dethrone Baahubali to become India's biggest grosser
"I expect the movie to make more than Rs 500 crore when it
releases. It will be bigger than 'Baahubali' because that is the
power and stature of Rajinikanth," 'Kalaipuli' S Thanu was quoted
as saying to Firstpost.
The worldwide box office collections of Baahubali: The
Beginning stands at over 600 Crore rupees, only behind Aamir
Khan's PK, which collected 792 Crores and Salman Khan's
Bhajrangi Bhaijaan (Rs 626 Crore).
Baahubali is also the highest grosser for any South
Indian film and the highest box office grosser in India. Though
Rajinikanth has what it takes to break such a daunting record,
unanimously positive reviews will go a long way in helping Thanu
realize his dream.
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