Actor Sivakarthikeyan's Tamil comedy Rajini Murugan, which released after months of delay on Pongal last week, has emerged as the industry's first blockbuster of the year.
"In the opening weekend, the film raked in over Rs.20 crore worldwide. It's the biggest opening for Sivakarthikeyan in his career so far. Despite the onslaught of the three other big releases, 'Rajini Murugan' emerged successful," trade analyst Trinath told IANS.
Directed by Ponram, the film also stars Keerthy Suresh, Soori, Rajkiran and Samuthirakani in important roles.
Despite receiving mixed reviews, Rajini Murugan was lapped up by the masses.
"The film has registered fantastic opening everywhere, especially in B and C centres. It has worked extremely well with the masses and family audiences," Trinath said.
Meanwhile, the Varuthapadatha Valibar Sangam actor has started shooting for his next project, tentatively titled as 'Nurse Akka'.
To be directed by Bhagyaraj Kannan, the film features Keerthy Suresh as its leading lady. Bankrolled by RD Raja, the movie will be captured by maverick cinematographer PC Sriram.