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 Vijay's Puli.
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 weeks.
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 20th.
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 Chances are that this story may make today's audience feel like they are watching an outdated film, now that we are in 2016.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 counterpart.
The question here is; Can Vikram Kumar come up with a movie that suits the Tamil nativity? This question is yet to be answered.