There's no denying the fact that Sivakarthikeyan is one of the biggest and most popular names in the Tamil film industry today. The young man enjoys a strong fan following thanks to his good looks, charming personality, humble mature and versatility as an actor. During his eventful career, the 'BO King' has starred in quite a few successful films and this has established him as a force to be reckoned with. Now, here is some awesome news for all you SK fans out there. The star's latest release Seema Raja, which hit the screens yesterday (September 13, 2018), has opened to a terrific response at the box office. Here's the complete report.
A Terrific Start
According to a noted trade analyst, Seema Raja opened on a terrific note and collected Rs 1.01 Crore at the Chennai box office on Day 1 itself. In doing so, it has outperformed Velaikkaran and become the best opener of Sivakarthikeyan's career. Velaikkaran had collected Rs 89 Lakh on Day 1 at the CBO.
Seema Raja Beats Vishwaroopam 2
Interestingly, Seema Raja's opening-day figures are a lot better that those of the Kamal Haasan starrer Vishwaroopam 2. The spy-thriller had collected Rs 92 Lakh on Day 1. However, it had hit the screens days after Karunanidhi's death and this had a negative impact on its performance.
The WOM Is Negative
Most critics have stated that the film does not live up to the expectations despite featuring a solid performance from Sivakarthikeyan. They have also criticised its OTT screenplay and lacklustre direction. As such, the WOM is not too positive. And, needless to say, this might affect it in the days to come.
The Way Ahead...
Seema Raja has hit the screens alongside U Turn. The Pawan Kumar directorial is a thriller. And as such it is unlikely to have any major impact on the collections of the Sivakarthikeyan starrer. All in all, Seema Raja is likely to have a free run at the Chennai box office in the coming days. However, it might run into trouble when Saamy Square hits the screens on September 20, 2018.