By: Settu Shankar
Tuesday, November 13, 2007
In Chennai City, the demand for Shahrukh Khan's Om Shanti Om was more than any other Tamil Diwali releases on the 5th day after its release and it was only playing in four screens. In B centers like Vellore, Trichy and Madurai too, the film received well by the audience. The opening for the first two days opening for Azhagiya Tamil Magan was very good and encouraging. After the spread of negative talk about the film the popularity of the film has gone down in the booking counters.
Interestingly in the Southern and Northern districts of the state Surya's Vel has a clear edge overe Vijay's Azhagiya Tamil Magan right from the opening day. It is a clean sweep for 'Vel' in B and C centers all over the state. In urban places like Chennai, Azhagiya Tamil Magan and Vel are in neck-to-neck battle to take the top position. Distributors unanimously felt that Vel will be a safe bet in the long run.
Dhanush's Pollathavan started slowly in the race but is now picking up in urban areas. Particularly in Chennai and Coimbatore, the response is very good for this film. Film pundits predict that the film will potential to pick up big time in the coming weeks. Kannamoochi Yenada is not received well in rural areas and is collecting only in NSC area, particularly in multiplexes. Machakkaran and Agra collections are uniformly average and there is no hope among the film traders abou these film sdoing well these films!