Record-breaking Kamal Haasan-Gautami starrer Papanasam has become the first Tamil film in 2015 to enter the Rs.100-crore club in respect of its theatrical collections.
Directed by Jeethu Joseph, Papanasam is the Tamil remake of the Malayalam super-hit film Drushyam which starred Mohanlal and Meena. The film, incidentally, courted huge success in its Telugu and Kannada remakes as well (Venkatesh and Ravichandran played the lead roles in these films).
The Hindi version, titled Drishyam and starring Ajay Devgn, Shriya Saran and Tabu, is to release in theatres this Friday (31st July).
Papanasam, which released in theatres on 03rd July, has been running to packed houses and surprisingly enough, the colossal success of Baahubali hasn’t eaten into the family audiences’ yearning to watch the film repeatedly.
Jeethu, who had directed Malayalam version, had debuted in Tamil as director with the film which also had Asha Sarath and ‘Kalabhavan’ Mani in prominent roles.
The film’s success is a huge boost to Kamal Haasan who is shooting non-stop for his upcoming Tamil-Telugu bilingual Thoongavanam.