Vijay has started the year on a positive note with the release of his much-hyped Jilla. The movie, which has got good response from his fans, has got wonderful opening on the release day (January 10), thereby making the movie bosses happy.
Jilla was released in close to 800 screens worldwide. In Tamil Nadu alone, the screen count stands somewhere between 360-390 and in Chennai around 40 screens. Multiplexes had dedicated major screens for this movie to meet the demands of the audience. On the release day, the Tamil flick has got never-heard response from the Illayathalapathy fans.
In Chennai, the movie ran into packed house in all the theatres. The state government’s decision to permit five shows at single screens turned out to be blessing for exhibitors, distributors and the producer. This helped the people, who are involved in the business, to cash in on the occasion and to make quick money.
A theatre owner says, “It is a wonderful time for cine goers as they are getting big releases for Pongal. We are also happy because of the wonderful turnout that we witnessed on Friday. We are hoping that the same trend will continue for the next few weeks.”