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The count down for the release of Anjaan has begun. The movie, which is releasing this Friday (August 15), is the biggest South-Indian release for this Independence Day. Unsurprisingly, it is opening in record number of screens in Tamil Nadu and others parts of South India. This fact is now set to become a game-changer at the collection centres and crown Surya as the new Box Office King.
"Records are set to be broken. True to this words, Anjaan is heading towards setting new records. The craze around the movie is unimaginable and this guarantees a big success for the movie at Box Office.," Sai Sharan, a trader, says with confidence.
"The hype is not just limited to Tamil film industry. There is a never-before response for a Surya movie in Karnataka and Kerala too. And we hear that there is a good buzz in foreign countries. The advance booking is a clear sign of it," the trader adds.
He concludes, "What works as the biggest advantage for Anjaan is that no big movie is either releasing in Karnataka or Kerala. Even in Andhra Pradesh, the release of Junior NTR starrer Rabhasa has been postponed. This will come as a key factor for the success of the movie at Box Office,"
Kochadaiiyaan, Jilla, Veeram
There is an interesting observation made by Kerala-based trader Ram Prasad. He feels that Anjaan could easily break the records of Kochadaiiyaan, Jilla and Veeram. These films were released in less than 1000 screens worldwide.
Anjaan will be released in 1500 screens worldwide in two languages (Tamil and Telugu). This alone is enough for industry insiders to declare Surya as the new Box Office King.
First Weekend Records
At least, Surya's Anjaan will be breaking some records at the Box Office in the first weekend as the tickets for the three days would be sold in advance. If the movie gets positive response, then, the film might be unstoppable in all the key markets.
The only big release that could compete with Anjaan is Hindi film Singham Returns starring Ajay Devgn and Kareena Kapoor. The bilingual movie is being released in 450 screens in the state which is the highest for a Tamil movie in 2014.
Jilla and Veeram were released in 350+ screens. Kochadaiiyaan was released in above 400 screens in the state. In Kerala and Karnataka, it is releasing in 100+ and 75+ screens. Anjaan will be played in 58 and 25 screens in the UK and France respectively. In Malaysia, it is getting a warm reception.
The screen count numbers have made the tradersclaim that Anjaan could easily take Surya to the next level.