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, theVaruthapadatha Valibar Sangam actor
has started shooting for his next project, tentatively titled as
To be directed byBhagyaraj Kannan, the film
featuresKeerthy Suresh as its leading lady. Bankrolled
byRD Raja, the movie will be captured by maverick