After testing the patience of almost all Indian movie goers across the country and worldwide, the makers of Vikram and Shankar's 'I' have finally decided to get the highly anticipated movie of recent time on the big screen all over the planet. 'I' will scorch its way in theatres near you come January 14th. With just two days to go for the release, fans are apparently excited as the advance booking for the movie is in full swing
Though 'I' is releasing in most number of theatres in India as well as overseas, it has not managed to get any where close to what Rajinikanth's Enthiran managed to do prior its release. Enthiran managed to get a huge opening that helped the film to amass crores in the box office within few days of its release. Eventually, the film went on to become highest grossing Tamil film ever by crossing the 250 crore mark. '
'I' on the other hand is releasing for the Pongal festival which means it will enjoy a long weekend opening in Tamil Nadu. The film has created a buzz in other parts of South India and in the North as well. The film is sure to enjoy a tremendous opening at least in India but the real interest will be the movie's performance in the West and in other countries.
If 'I' manages to do really well overseas especially in the Land of Liberty(USA), it has more than a good chance to get past Rajinikanth's Enthiran to become the highest grossing Tamil film ever. Other factors that might influence I's box office collection is the competition that the film will face from other movies like Vishal's Aambala and GV Prakash's Darling which will make its way to screens on the festival day. Ajith's Yennai Arindhaal will also come into the picture come January 29th.
Considering all these factors, experts feel that Shankar's 'I' will still go the distance as the movie is expected to be one of its kind. 'I' is all set to be a trend setter in Kollywood and hence might create a new box office record for a Tamil film if not for an Indian film.
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