Producer Udhyanidhi Stalin seems to have made a right choice again as his decision to produce Vanakkam Chennai directed by his wife Kiruthiga Udhayanidhi has embarked on a good opening at the Tamil Box Office. The movie, which was released last Friday (October 11), has done a good business in the state.
Vanakkam Chennai was released with a lot of expectations from public and media as it was the debut directorial movie of Kiruthiga Udhyanidhi. The comedy movie clashed with other release Nayaandi starring Dhanush and Nazriya Nazim. However, Udhayanidhi Stalin won the battle as it had a better opening than the afore-mentioned flick.
Shiva and Priya Anand starring Vanakkam Chennai opened up to mixed reviews. It may be because of huge expectations. While the critics declared it as an average outing, general audience did not bother about flaws even though it was a regular movie and they claimed that it was a time-pass movie. This factor helped the film to get a good start at Tamil Box Office.
Trade reports say that Vanakkam Chennai has made more than Rs 2.50 crores (Gross) in the first weekend. The holiday season factor played a crucial role in the film's success at the collection centres. Continue reading the story on the slideshow...
In the Chennai region, Vanakkam Chennai made wonderful collections. It has earned more than Rs 80 lakhs (Gross) in the first weekend.
Vanakkam Chennai has earned close to 50 lakhs (Gross) in Coimbatore in the extended four-day weekend.
The Tamil movie has earned Rs 40 lakhs (Gross) in Madurai region. The film is released in 25 screens.
Vanakkam Chennai has made a total close to Rs 75 lakhs (Gross) from three key centres (Trichy, Tirunelveli and Salem).
Whereas in Puducherry, Vanakkam Chennai has earned Rs 9 lakhs from a few screens.
The story of Vanakkam Chennai is about two families. While the hero comes from Theni, the heroine is from London. The problems that they face and how they overcome them is told in a comical way.
The highlights of Vanakkam Chennai: decent story, good performances of the actors and the music.
Music And Cinematography
Vanakkam Chennai has Anirudh Ravichander's music and Richard M Nathan's cinematography.