Actor Ajith’s latest film ‘Mankatha’ has opened to a tremendous response from his fans and the general public. The film is the landmark 50th film in his career spanning close to two decades. Ajith’s last couple of films in ‘Aegan’ and ‘Asal’ didn’t do as well as his fans would have expected and as such, the clamour among his fans in anticipation of the release of ‘Mankatha’ was something that was seen to be believed.
The rates of the few tickets which were sold in ‘black’ on the opening two days were almost equal to that of superstar Rajini’s ‘Enthiran: The Robot’. Reports say that fans and the public didn’t think twice in dishing out money to the tune of Rs.300 to Rs.500 for a single ticket to watch the film on the first two days. The fact that Ajith is playing a full-time ‘negative’ role for the first time has only upped the craze of his fans.
Trade circles point out that the collections in the first two days was a whopping Rs.2.8 crores, which augurs well for the film’s run at least for the next couple of weeks. Everything points out to the film becoming a super-duper hit in the coming weeks. The moment Sun Pictures entered the fray and made it clear that ‘Mankatha’ would be released on 31st August, at least 2-3 films which were lined up for release on 2nd September have now been postponed by a fortnight to escape the ‘onslaught’ of Mankatha.
The films which now eye 16th, 23rd and 30th September as release dates are ‘Aayiram Vilakku’ starring Sathyaraj, Shanthanu and Sanaa Khan and directed by the newly wed Hosimin, debutant director Saravanan’s ‘Engeyum Eppodhum’ starring Jai, Sharvanand, Anjali and Ananya, ‘Murann’ starring (and co-produced by) Cheran and Prasanna and dircted by Rajan Madhav, ‘Vaagai Sooda Vaa’ directed by Sargunam and ‘Vellour Maavattam’ starring Nandha and Poorna in the lead and directed by Manohar.
The Jiiva-Tapasee starrer ‘Vandhan Vendraan’ is likely to hit the screens on 16th September.