We had earlier predicted that Vishal's recently released Marudhu will go on to collect close to 5.5 Crores and 65 Lakh rupees at the Tamil Nadu and Chennai box office respectively, over its opening weekend (first three days).
But the action entertainer has taken many by surprise with its
impressive collections. Marudhu has exceeded all
expectations to collect a massive 8.5 Crore rupees at the Tamil
Nadu box office alone.
Despite heavy rains that lashed many parts of the state last
week, the Muthiah-directed movie has managed to draw movie goers
into cinema halls. As expected, the film is getting massive
responses from B & C centres.
In Chennai alone, the film, which is set against the backdrop of
Rajapalayam, has grossed a whopping 83.48 Lakh rupees from its
first three days, according to a report.
In the capital city, the movie has fared way better than its
contemporaries like X-Men: Apocalypse and Mahesh Babu's
Telugu flick Brahmotsavam.
While Hollywood biggie X-Men: Apocalypse has managed to
gross 48 Lakh rupees, Brahmotsavam has, so far, gathered
Marudhu, which is bankrolled by GN Anbu Chezhiyan, also
stars Sri Divya, Radha Ravi, RK Suresh and Soori in important
Meanwhile, officials responsible for tracking down the piracy
business in Tamil Nadu, have seized one Lakh illegal CDs and
computers worth more than 20 Lakh rupees in Madurai. The action was
taken based on a complaint from Vishal.
In Salem too, similar crackdown on people involved in the
illegal business instilled fear among their contemporaries all over
Members of Nadigar Sangam, Ramana and Nandha accompanied police
officials in Salem, where they seized many pirated DVDs.
Vishal, the General Secretary of the South Indian Artistes'
Association (SIAA), has been directly involved in the crackdown on
piracy from a long time now. Can he, along with the newly formed
Nadigar Sangam, put an end to piracy in Tamil Nadu? Let's wait and