Earlier, we saw the top 5 reasons why Suriya's sci-fi thriller 24 could become a massive box office hit worldwide. Now, it is time to travel to the other extreme and check out the top 5 reasons why this film could flop.
Directed by Vikram Kumar, 24 has Nithya Menon and
Samantha in prominent roles. Bankrolled by Suriya, the movie has
the star actor portraying 3 roles.
Hype & Expectation
Entangled with hype right from the day one, 24 is one
of the most expected Tamil movies of the year 2016.
While hype and expectation may work wonders at the box office,
it might also backfire, with best example being Ilayathalapathy
Competition From 'INA' & 'MGR'
24 will not have a long uninterrupted run at the box
office as two long awaited films will release in the next two
While Vishal's Mada Gaja Raja (MGR) is
scheduled to hit the screen on May 13th, Simbu's much awaited
Idhu Namma Aalu (INA) will finally release on May
Sci-fi Movies May Backfire
We had earlier mentioned that sci-fi movies might attract
audiences into cinema halls, but did we mention that these movies
may backfire as well?
Well, it may; at least in B & C centres. No matter how
simple the concept has been reduced to, the complexity involved in
a theory like time traveling might leave general audiences
scratching their heads.
Old Wine In New Bottle?
The film was officially announced way back in 2009 with Vikram
and Ileana D'Cruz selected to portray the lead roles. But
eventually, it was dropped as Vikram backed away from the project
citing issues with the script.
It is the same story that Vikram Kumar narrated to Suriya, who
then agreed to take up the project. Chances are that this story may
make today's audience feel like they are watching an outdated film,
now that we are in 2016.
The Director's Track Record In Tamil
24 is Vikram Kumar's third Tamil movie with the first
two being Simbu's Alai and Madhavan's Yavarum
Nalam. While Alai tanked at the box office,
Yavarum Nalam wasn't as successful as its Hindi
The question here is; Can Vikram Kumar come up with a movie that
suits the Tamil nativity? This question is yet to be