Siddharth’s Jil Jung Juk which was released last Friday and Madhavan’s Irudhi Suttru which is completing three weeks in theatres tomorrow, have topped the box-office this week, beating Sundar C’s Aranamanai 2 which released along with Irudhi Suttru.
Let’s now look at how Jil Jung Juk, Vil Ambu, Visaranai, Bangalore Naatkal and Anjala and other films have been doing at the box-office.
• Aranmanai 2, which initially scored over the much-lauded Irudhi Suttru, has taken a back seat since last week with the new releases taking the crowds away from it. It has, however, collected Rs.2.85 crores so far in Chennai.
• Jil Jung Juk, Siddharth’s home production, has collected Rs.74 lakhs so far in Chennai it its first days and tops the box-office returns for the week despite getting some bad press about its making.
• Irudhi Suttru, which has been going great guns even in its third week, collected Rs.34.78 lakhs in the last five days in Chennai and has so far collected Rs.2.70 crores in the metropolis.
• Visaranai, an ‘award film’ in common man’s parlance, collected Rs.27.81 lakhs in the last five days.
• Anjala starring Vimal and Nandita Swetha and which was released last Friday, has somehow lagged behind, as it has only collected Rs.11.27 lakhs so far. Vimal should think seriously before accepting same roles in too many films, critics feel.
• Vil Ambu starring Sri, Harish and three heroines has fared badly, only managing Rs.6.75 lakhs.
• Bangalore Naatkal, remake of the successful Malayalam film Bangalore Days, has somehow not cut much ise with the audiences as it lies at the bottom with only Rs.3.61 lakhs as collections in Chennai during the past five days.