Cine-goers can't stop gushing over Dhanush's brilliant performance in the recently released film Karnan. After a long wait owing to the COVID-19 pandemic and the subsequent lockdown, the rural drama rolled out in theatres on April 9.
With no major competitor, the Dhanush-starrer managed to woo the audience with its unique charm. What surprised even more is the fact that the film received 5-star reviews from most critics, which is not something we see everyday. Talking about business, the film has grossed Rs 10.50 crore (and Rs 8.90 crore net) in Tamil Nadu on its opening day, which is very impressive as per Kollywood's standard. This also marks the first time when Dhanush's film has crossed Rs 10 crore mark on its opening day.
As per film critic Kaushik LM, Karnan has emerged as Dhanush's career-best opening in Chennai city. He tweeted,"#Karnan emerges as @dhanushkraja's career-best opening in Chennai city, grossing 92 lakhs on the opening day👌👏 It comfortably crosses his earlier best #VadaChennai city opening day gross of 81 lakhs. BO Rampage all over TN y'day! Phenomenal in these times! #Dhanush." (sic)
On the other hand, film analyst Rajasekar shared that the film has collected impressive numbers from regions of Tamil Nadu including Kovilpatti, Tuticorin and Tirunelveli. Sharing the detail he tweeted, "Fantastic numbers coming in for @dhanushkraja's #Karnan in #TamilNadu Kovilpatti- 8 Lakhs Tuticorin- 13 Lakhs Tirunelveli- 43 Lakhs TK area - 80 lakhs career-best for #D. Also, the best opening for the actor in Tamil Nadu in his 18 years of film career."
Karnan Day-1 Collection Report
Chennai - 92 Lakhs
TK Area - 80 Lakhs
Kovilpatti - 8 Lakhs
Tuticorin - 13 Lakhs
Tirunelveli - 43 Lakhs
Well, with the film weaving magic at the box office and the government slashing occupancy to 50 % in theatres, fans of the star are dubious about the collection and are indeed hoping for the best, given the fact that Karnan is a deserving flick.
The National Award-winning actor plays the role of a youngster who is on a mission to safeguard the rights and lives of his people. Dhanush's flawless performance and emotions have blended beautifully with the acting chops of the other supporting actors. Santhosh Narayanan's music with Theni Eswar's cinematography has also turned the film into a perfect audio-visual treat for the audience.
Also featuring Lal Paul, Yogi Babu, Natarajan Subramaniam, Gouri G Kishan and Lakshmi Priyaa Chandramouli, Karnan marks Mollywood actress Rajisha Vijayan's debut in Kollywood. Backed by Kalaipuli S Thanu under V Creations, the film has editing carried out by Selva RK. The distribution rights of Karnan have been sold to Zee Studios.