Even though Puli is mercilessly criticised by everyone across the board, the fantasy thriller has managed to surpass the opening weekend figures of Ajith’s Yennai Arindhaal at the box office.
While the Ajith-starrer only released in Tamil, Puli got a simultaneous release in Tamil, Telugu and Hindi worldwide. The movie has grossed Rs. 32 crores in Tamil Nadu beating Yennai Arindhaal,which had grossed Rs. 31.25 crores, by a whisker. In fact, the first two special shows of Puli were cancelled all over the state due to the Income Tax raid in the premises of the film’s crew.
Puli’s performance yesterday was worrying since theater occupancy saw a dip in Tamil Nadu, mainly in single screens.