Till a few days back, there was no stopping Pulimurugan as the movie was racing ahead at the box office, with never seen before kind of a rush in the theatres playing the movie.
But, the film did face a backlash after the government announced the demonetisation of Rs 500 & Rs 1000 notes. There has been a visible downfall in the box office collections and the new move from the government has seemingly affected Pulimurugan's crusie to the 150-Crore mark.
While speaking to popular online portal Southlive, Liberty Basheer and B Unikrishnan, two prominent film personalities spoke abouth the film's chances to cross the 150-Crore mark.
Liberty Basheer stated that there has been a downfall in the collections of Pulimurugan. But, the rush did seemingly increase after ATM's started functioning. According to him, apart from demonetisation, what has affected the movie the most is piracy. He also satetd that the chances for Pulimurugan to cross 150-Crore mark are comparitively lesser now.
On the other hand, renowned director B Unnikrishnan admitted that there has been a fall in the collections. But, he also hoped that the movie would pick-up once the issues surrounding demonetisation are settled up.
More importantly, two more films are slated for release this week in the form of Ore Mukham and Kattappanayile Hrithik Roshan. These movies are also expected to give stiff competition to Pulimurugan.
Meanwhile, it also has to be noted that the film is continuing its amazing run in other countries, as well. Let us wait and see whether the movie would make it to the 150-Crore mark or not.